Polycarbonate

Makrolon, Lexan, Zelux, Unicar, Ensicar

Polycarbonate Sheets formed into Riot Shields

This material is used frequently for shields, guards and containment barriers. Can be cold or heat bent to most configurations. A popular material manufactured by several companies: Lexan by SABIC, Makrolon by Sheffield/Bayer, Zelux by Westlake, Unicar by Nytef, Ensicar by Ensinger, Cyrolon, Tuffac, Apec, Trirex, Paltuf, Texin.

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Why you should use Polycarbonate:

  • Very Tough Material
  • Extremely High Impact Strength
  • U.V. Stabilized and Light Weight
  • Bondable, Paintable, Printable and Silk Screenable
  • Much Higher Impact Strength Compared to:Acrylic or PETG

  • Extremely High Impact StrengthPolycarbonate – Makrolon – Lexan Fabricated Box – Drilled and TappedPolycarbonate - Makrolon - Lexan Fabricated Box - Drilled and Tapped
  • Good optical properties in thin gauge
  • Can hammer a nail through sheet without breaking the material
  • Can be formed, bent, cut and worked with standard cutting tools
  • More than 25 times more impact strength than Acrylic (Plexi)
  • Can be cold formed or bent – eliminating some heat forming
  • Applications – Frequently used in:

    Police Riot Shield - Polycarbonate - Lexan - Makrolon

    • Machine Guards, Break Resistant Glazing and Containment Parts
    • Riot shields, Face Shields, Bullet Resistant Glazing, Skylights
    • Roofing Panels, Green House Glazing, Window Glazing
    • Fabricated Boxes, Break Resistant Displays and Manifolds

    Materials Available As

    Extruded Sheet:

    .030″ – .500″ in 48″ X 96″ Clear Masked General Purpose Sheets

    Molded Sheet:

    .500″ – 4.0″ Thick Natural (Transparent) and Optical Grade in 48″ X 96″

    Film:

    .010″ –.040″ in 24″ X 48″

    Transparent –Film Masked SheetsRod:

    .125″ – 12.0″ Diameter – Natural (Machine Grade – Non Pigmented) in 96″ Lengths.

    Black is Available in some sizes as a Standard:

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    Tube:

    .250″ ID – 4.0″ ID in 96″ Lengths (variety of wall thickness based on diameter)

    Special Formulations:

    Medical Grade, Conductive, Static Dissipative, Glass Filled, Custom Sizes, Formulations, Profiles or Colors.

    These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

    Typical Resin Properties:

    General Property ASTM Test Typical Value
    Specific Gravity D792 1.2
    Tensile Strength Yield D638 8,900 – 9,000
    Tensile Modulus D638 340,000
    Izod Impact – Notched D256 12.0-16.0
    Hardness – Rockwell D785 M70
    Deflection Temp @ 264psi D648 270
    Deflection Temp @ 66 psi D648 280
    Co. Thermal Expansion D696 3.7X10-5

    Chem. Resistance ChartMfg. Data Sheet
    MSDS SheetMachining Guidelines

    “Thank you for suggesting Polycarbonate platics for my project” – Ted E.

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    • Available in Natural Only
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      Available in Natural Only

    These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.