Polycarbonate is characterized by high heat resistance, strength
and hardness as well as excellent sliding properties, high abrasion resistance, good chemical resistance, low susceptibility to stress cracking and low moisture absorption.
In addition to the injection molding variants, there are types for the extrusion of semi-finished products, foils and cable sheathing as well as unreinforced, glass fiber reinforced, glass bead and mineral-filled settings.
There are also flame-retardant, elastomer-modified product types approved for food contact as well as blends with acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylic ester copolymer (ASA)
Areas of application:
Polycarbonate is used for optical parts (lenses and glasses) as well as for sports goggles and visors. Here the impact resistance is in the foreground, as well as the weight savings compared to the traditionally used glass, and PCs are also used in the automotive, leisure, household and electrical industries.