Is there different grades of polycarbonate?

Is there different grades of polycarbonate?

3 Grades Available The material is available in a variety of grades such as film, flame retardant, reinforced and stress crack resistant, branched (for applications requiring high melt strength) and other speciality grades. Also blends of PC are available with e.g. ABS or Polyesters, widely used in automotive industry.

What is the best thickness for polycarbonate?

If you’re using polycarbonate, we recommend a minimum thickness of 3mm for applications such as replacing shed windows to provide adequate security. If you’re replacing or installing greenhouse panes, you may want to opt for 4mm instead.

Which is better polycarbonate or plexiglass?

Polycarbonate is less rigid than acrylic plexiglass, meaning it does not crack when drilled, and can be bent without heating (cold bending). It is highly resistant to acids and chemicals, such as gasoline. Polycarbonate is generally more expensive than acrylic plexiglass.

What is high quality polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate (PC) plastics are a naturally transparent amorphous thermoplastic. Polycarbonate plastics are engineering plastics in that they are typically used for more capable, robust materials such as in impact resistant “glass-like” surfaces.

What kind of sheets are Lexan polycarbonate sheets made of?

Lexan makes one variety of polycarbonate sheets, but this material exists in many shapes and forms to meet the needs of a wide range of applications. What Are the Benefits of Polycarbonate Sheets?

Which is the best plastic sheet for aircraft?

A proprietary, high heat distortion, fire retardant, extruded thermoplastic sheet designed to meet stringent FAA flammability requirements and higher in-service temperature applications. Boltaron 4205 offers excellent impact strength, abrasion resistance, stain and chemical resistance, and thermoformability. Boltaron®4330

How are Polycarbonate sheets used in everyday life?

These polymers consist of plastic material, and you can use heat to alter their form. In short, polycarbonate sheets can be customized and shaped in a variety of ways, making them beneficial to many applications across manufacturing and in industry.

What kind of plastics are used in aerospace?

Certain plastics such as DuPont™ Vespel®, PEEK, PCTFE, and aerospace grades of polycarbonate have outstanding flammability characteristics. These materials are often specified for aerospace applications. Can plastics replace metals in aerospace applications?