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Polycarbonate (PC)

PC Material Properties and Applications

Polycarbonate, or PC, are thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. They are best known for their strength, toughness and transparency, promoting longer-lasting performance even in stressful conditions. Polycarbonate is a naturally clear, amorphous material that is easily worked, molded and thermoformed. Attributes include low water absorption, low shrinkage, high ductility, excellent creep resistance and overall good dimensional stability. Polycarbonate lends itself well to additives and blends for improved and custom outcomes.

Characteristics and Properties
  • Strength/impact performance
  • Heat resistance
  • Dimensional stability/low warpage
  • Gamma radiation resistance
  • Lightweight (can be metal replacement)
  • Creep resistance
  • Durability
  • Colorability
  • UV resistance
Popular Applications
  • Electronics and electrics
  • Computer and phone parts
  • Appliances
  • Power tool housings
  • Lenses and eyewear
  • Windows and signage
  • Automotive lights
  • Medically sterilized packaging
  • Sporting goods

Your reliable PC resin distributor

As a business partner, no distribution company goes further to help customers find the right products, optimize their supply chain, or solve material and technical challenges. From the products we represent to the resources and support we provide, our team is invested in taking your business to the next level. At Nexeo Plastics, you can expect more.


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