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

     Makrolon by Bayer Material Science is available in three versions. Makrolon GP, Makrolon GP-V and Makrolon FI, each with different flammability ratings (see data sheets on right).

    This materials is…excellent for impact strength (one of the highest in the plastics family), is UV Stabilized and light weight. Has excellent transparency in thin gauge (.030″ – .500″ in glazing grade / also .250″ – 3.0″ in Zelux® ‘W’). Sheet Polycarbonate can be heat bent and formed (requires drying prior to heating). Can be bonded and fabricated well with standard cutting tools. A very durable and high performance thermoplastic resin.
    • Good optical properties in thin gauge
    • Extremely High Impact Strength Polycarbonate – Makrolon® – Lexan Fabricated Box – Drilled and Tapped
    • Can hammer a nail through sheet without breaking the material
    • Can be vacuum 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

    Is Bayer Makrolon® the same as Sabic Lexan®. Still not sure Clear Makrolon® Polycarbonate Sheeting is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide. Polycarbonate sheet and Polycarbonate Plate are available from many manufacturers. We source primarily from Bayer Makrolon and Westlake Plastics because you demand high quality. Westlake Plastic produces the Zelux Polycarbonate Sheet and Zelux Polycarbonate Plate. Contact us for other brands or manufacturers. 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.

  • Materials Available As:

    Extruded Sheet:

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

    Molded Sheet or Plate:

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

    Film:

    .010″ –.040″ in 24″ X 48″

    Rod:

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

    Black is Available in some sheet and rod sizes as a Standard:

    Contact For Details

    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.

  • Polycarbonate Sheet and Polycarbonate Rod are a common plastic ‘building block’, used in numerous applications. From model making to FDA compliant parts. In stock and ready to ship, cut to size or we can provide ‘blanks’ to ease your production.

    Typical Material Properties:

    GeneralProperty ASTM Test TypicalValue
    SpecificGravity D792 1.2
    TensileStrength Yield D638 8,900-9,000
    Tensile Modulus D638 340,000
    Izod Impact – Notched D256 12.0-16.0
    Hardness - Rockwell D785 M70/R118
    DeflectionTemp @ 264psi D648 210

    For more information on the differences between Polycarbonate, Makrolon and Lexan, please click here. 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

  • “Reminds me of the old Timex commercial, takes a lickin and keeps on tickin.  This stuff is incredible. My employees said they didn’t believe it wouldn’t break, until they tried.  What fun it was watching them wear out instead of breaking the sheet.” – Norman R.

    “We replaced all of our warehouse windows with Polycarbonate. We got tired of replacing the glass and the acrylic sheets. The breakage has stopped, and we can focus on running our plant. Thanks.” – Greg L.
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