Polycarbonate (PC)

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 that 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. 

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Polycarbonate Plastic Specifications (At Room Temperature)

Chemical Formula C15H16O2
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, but it’s also used in many everyday applications. Eyeglass lenses are the most common uses for polycarbonate material, but other uses for it include:

Construction Materials

Polycarbonate Plastic for Construction Materials

DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Polycarbonate Plastic for DVDs

Automotive Parts

Polycarbonate Plastic for Automotive Parts

Aircraft Parts

Polycarbonate Plastic for Aircraft Parts

Medical Parts

Polycarbonate Plastic for Medical Parts

Smartphone Parts

Polycarbonate Plastic for Smartphones

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.

Contact the plastic mold manufacturers at Retlaw today to get a quote on our services. 
For over 40 years, Retlaw has produced quality injection molding tools which has led us into thermoplastic injection molding for a wide variety of industries. With over 19 injection molding machines, decades of collective experience, and over 50,000 square feet under roof and room to expand, we are always ready for your new projects.
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