The Benefits of Polycarbonate in Plastic Products
Polycarbonate (PC) is a naturally transparent plastic often used in injection molding processes. At room temperature, it is incredibly strong and durable upon impact, and since it has about the same transparency as glass, polycarbonate is most commonly used in applications which need material to be strong yet see-through, usually eyeglass lenses.
Polycarbonate is an amorphous material, giving it inherent shatter-resistance. It’s also heat-resistant and transparent, making it useful for a lot of food and beverage plastic storage applications. Polycarbonate consists of several different monomer types in combination with one another, also known as a copolymer, and when set to a high enough temperature, polycarbonate will liquefy and then be used in plastic injection molding processes.
If you need custom plastic parts made with high quality, lightweight durable polycarbonate material, contact the professionals at Retlaw Industries today to learn more.
Polycarbonate Plastic Specifications (At Room Temperature)
|Melting Point (°C)||~315°C|
|Tensile Strength||~8500 psi|
|Impact Strength||~1.5 ft-lb/in notched Izod|
|Hardness Level (Rockwell)||R126|
|Flexural Modulus||~13500 psi|
Polycarbonate in Everyday Life
Polycarbonate is one of the most commercially available plastics today, and not only with industrial injection molding applications, it’s also used in many everyday applications. Eyeglass lenses are the most common uses for polycarbonate material, but other everyday uses for it includes:
- Electronic components
- Construction materials
- DVDs and Blu-ray discs
- Automotive parts
- Aircraft parts
- Medical tools
- Smartphone parts
- And much more
Polycarbonate’s lightweight, durable material makes it ideal for a lot of standard plastic applications, and it’s being used more and more each day by a wider range of businesses and industries.
Polycarbonate Plastic from the Experts at Retlaw
The professional plastic injection molders at Retlaw Industries will make your plastic parts with polycarbonate plastic material. We work with a wide range of industries throughout the United States to manufacture the highest quality idler pulleys, sprockets, and rebar chairs for them.
When you need polycarbonate (PC) plastic products made for your precise application, call the experts at Retlaw Industries today to get a product quote on our services.