Polycarbonate Plastic Sheets are made of a tough, impact resistant, and extremely durable polymer referred to as Polycarbonate (PC). LEXAN™ is one of the most commonly recognized polycarbonate brands. Polymershapes is the leading North American distributor of LEXAN. It is an amorphous thermoplastic material, with a continuous use temperature range of up to 265° F (129° C).
What can Polycarbonate Plastic Sheets be used for?
Think about any application in which you might would use glass, however you require a much stronger material that will be unbreakable. Any application that protects against projectiles, or that you would traditionally use glass, a less strong material, is an application in which Polycarbonate Plastic Sheets may be the appropriate material.
Polycarbonate Plastic Sheets are placed in places where a certain degree of protection is needed. Golf cart windshields, for example, are made of this type of material. The glazing on windows, and machine guards are places in which you’ll find polycarbonate. If you need a durable material for your display, you might think of using Polycarbonate as it is very tough and stabile. Polycarbonate is 20 times stronger than acrylic and is retains is physical properties over a greater range of temperatures. Polycarbonate is more than 200 times stronger than glass. Polycarbonate is considered a high performance material due to its excellent balance of engineering properties, including excellent impact strength, and electrical properties.
Polymershapes stocks LEXAN polycarbonate plastic sheet in a variety of textures and surface patterns. LEXAN is also used in filament form as it is included in some types of 3D Printers. Additive Manufacturing is a place in which we will see more polycarbonate plastic sheets used in the future.
We also provide the our clients with countless other products including materials such as: ACM Material, High Impact Polystyrene, Acrylic Sheet, Foam PVC, and Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.