Polycarbonate (PC)

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 up to 265°F (145°C)
  • UL 94V-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: Quanta™PC-UV, Lexan 103 (Natural, Black)
  • FDA compliant PC: Quanta™PC-FDA, 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 grades or colors not listed above.

Quantum uses prime virgin raw materials only. All of our products are accompanied by certifications including lot and batch numbers as well as date of manufacture.


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