Lexan Polycarbonate Sheet are clear and tough

Bayer Makrolon Polycarbonate products offer a unique balance of helpful features this includes high temperature resistance, impact resistance and optical properties position polycarbonates between commodity plastic materials and engineering plastics.
Polycarbonate is definitely a rugged material. Whilst it has significant impact-resistance, it’s got reduced scratch-resistance and thus a hard coating typically is applied to polycarbonate eye wear lenses as well as polycarbonate exterior motor vehicle components. The properties relating to polycarbonate are generally similar to those of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA, acrylic), except 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 has better light transmission characteristics than many different types of glass.
Polycarbonate has a glass transition temperature of approximately 150 °C (302 °F), in order that it softens gradually above this point and flows above about 300°C (572 °F). Tools will have to be held at high temperatures, generally above 80 °C (176 °F) to make strain- and almost stress free products.
Unlike almost all other thermoplastics, polycarbonate can undergo dramatic shape changes without cracking or breaking. Because of that, it could be processed and formed   cold using sheet metal techniques, for example forming bends with a brake. For even sharp angle bends with a tight radius, no heating is usually necessary. This makes it useful for prototyping applications where transparent or electrically non-conductive parts are necessary, which can not be made from sheet metal. Note that PMMA/Plexiglas, which is similar in looks to polycarbonate, but it’s brittle and can’t be bent with out a heating process.
Polycarbonate is commonly found in eye protection, and also in other projectile-resistant see through or lighting applications that would normally require the use of glass, but require much greater impact-resistance. Several types of lenses are manufactured from polycarbonate, including automotive headlamp lenses, lighting lenses, sunglass/eyeglass lenses, swimming and SCUBA goggles, and safety goggles for use in sporting helmets/masks and police riot gear. Windscreens in small motorized vehicles are normally constructed from polycarbonate, such as for motorcycles, ATVs, golf carts, and small planes and helicopters.

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