LEXAN – One of the world’s most widely recognized Polycarbonates

LEXAN is a brand of polycarbonate, thermoplastic polymers, currently produced by SABIC. It was first produced in 1960 after General Electric created a branched polycarbonate nearly 50 years after polycarbonates were first discovered in 1898 by German scientist, Alfred Einhorn. Today, it is one of the most well-known brands of polycarbonate sheet.

Lexan is a type of polycarbonate (PC). It is incredibly tough, and resistant to impacts. It is also lightweight, when compared to glass. It is used in a variety of applications where materials need to be strong, and virtually unbreakable. It is an amorphous thermoplastic material, with a continuous use temperature range of up to 265° F (129° C).

It is moldable and comes with a high strength, makes it the ideal industrial plastic for just about anything including food containers, airplane components, automobile manufacturing, construction, golf cart windshields, security windows and doors, window glazing, print materials and so much more.

Great for a Variety of Applications / Uses

Lexan meets the following regulatory compliance standards that are currently in place.

  • 3-A Diry
  • Boeing/Airbus Toxicity
  • D635 Self Extinguishing
  • FAR 25.853 Flammability
  • FAR 25.853 Heat Release (OSU 65/65)
  • FAR 25.853 Smoke
  • FDA
  • NSF
  • UL-94 Flame Class
  • USDA
  • USP Class VI

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It is available in a large array of grades, and colors. You can order standard sizes, and same day delivery is guaranteed to some areas. Custom sizes are available and made to order.

Lexan is available in Clear, White, Gray and Bronze. You can order Lexan in the following grades:  General Purpose, Sign, Multiwall, Abrasion Resistant, Aircraft, FDA, Flame Retardant, Graphic, High Optic, and Machine Grade.

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