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Polycarbonate (PC) Rods, Plates & Tubular Bars

Polycarbonate (PC) is a translucent engineering thermoplastic characterized by outstanding mechanical, optical, electrical and thermal properties. PC offers high impact resistance, high modulus of elasticity, high heat deflection temperature and very low moisture absorption. These properties make PC an ideal candidate for transparent structural and electrical components.


Key Features
  • High tensile, shear and flexural strength
  • Excellent toughness
  • Continuously resists heat deformation to 265°F (145°C)
  • UL V-0 flame resistance
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Good acid resistance
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Ease of machining
Typical Applications
  • Electrical connectors, insulators
  • Aerospace components
  • Automotive parts
  • Medical equipment parts
  • Appliance components
  • Manifolds
  • Rollers, handles

Our extruded stock shapes of the following grades provide a wide range of performance options:

Unfilled Translucent:
  • UV resistant PC: QuantaPC-UV, Lexan 103 (Natural, Black)
  • Flame Retardant PC: QuantaPC-FR, Lexan 104 (Natural, Black)
Glass Fiber reinforced:
  • 20% Glass Fiber reinforced Lexan PC: Lexan 3412R (Natural, Black)
  • 30% Glass Fiber reinforced Lexan PC: Lexan 3413R (Natural, Black)
  • 40% Glass Fiber reinforced Lexan PC: Lexan 3414R (Natural, Black)
Please contact us to discuss custom PC grade or color not listed above.
Quantum Polymers uses prime virgin resins only. All our products have full traceability with manufacturing lot number and resin batch number.