Covestro Makrolon Polycarbonate Sheets are clear and tough

Makrolon Polycarbonate materials have a great blend of useful features including high temperature resistance, impact resistance and optical properties position polycarbonates in between commodity plastics and engineering plastics.
Polycarbonate is definitely a sturdy material. Although it offers very high impact-resistance, it has got low scratch-resistance and thus a hard coating can be applied to polycarbonate eye protection and polycarbonate exterior automobile equipment. The properties relating to polycarbonate are generally along the lines of those of Acrylic PMMA materials, and yet polycarbonate is actually stronger, it is usable in a wider temperature range and is a bit more expensive. This plastic polymer is highly transparent to visible light and it has better light transmission characteristics than several types of glass.
Polycarbonate has a glass transition temperature of about 150 °C (302 °F), so it softens gradually above this point and flows above about 300°C (572 °F). Tools need to be held at warm to high temperatures, generally above 80 °C (176 °F) to produce strain- and reduced stress products.
Unlike most other thermoplastics, polycarbonate can undergo dramatic deformations without cracking or breaking. Hence, it may be processed and formed   without needing to be heated using standard sheet metal techniques, for instance forming bends with a brake. Even for sharp angle bends having a tight radius, no heating is usually necessary. This makes it useful for prototyping applications where transparent or electrically non-conductive parts are crucial, which may not be produced from sheet metal. Please keep in mind PMMA/Plexiglas, that is certainly similar in appearance to polycarbonate, but it’s brittle and cannot be bent with out a heating process.
Polycarbonate is often used in eye protection, in addition to other projectile-resistant optical type applications that would normally be thought of as requiring the use of glass, but require higher impact-resistance. Many different types of lenses are created from polycarbonate, including automotive headlamp lenses, lighting lenses, sunglass/eyeglass lenses, swimming and SCUBA goggles, and safety visors for use in sporting helmets/masks and police riot gear. Windscreens in small motorized vehicles are typically fabricated from polycarbonate, such as for motorcycles, ATVs, golf carts, and small planes and helicopters.

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