Polycarbonate (PC) plastic is a transparent, strong, and stiff thermoplastic material with extreme impact resistance, even when up against much lower temperatures. When it comes to sheets, rods, and polycarbonate tubes, they are easily machinable and have excellent dimensional stability. Sheets of polycarbonate are flexible and bond well using solvent cement or adhesives thermoforms and are simple to paint. Polycarbonate comes in a machine grade material as well, which is ideal when machining tight tolerance parts.
General Purpose Polycarbonate – This type of material, such as TUFFAK, is an unfilled polycarbonate grade that exhibits glass-like transparency and extreme toughness. This sheet of material has a polished surface and is often used in glazing applications. General-purpose polycarbonate features exceptional impact strength and superior dimensional stability, and is a great choice for windows, skylights and greenhouses.
Common Brands of General Purpose Polycarbonate (PC)
How Cope Uses Polycarbonate
Our graphics materials here at Cope go beyond just signage. No matter what the application, the possibilities are endless in what we can provide to help your company and products stand out. Some polycarbonate applications include indoor and outdoor displays, exhibits, architectural glazing, eye protection, lightweight lenses, medical face shields, POP displays, temporary partitions, transparent manifolds, and windows. When it comes to machine grade polycarbonate, applications include connectors, covers, diaphragms, fittings, housings, and insulators.
- Eye Protection
- Lightweight Lenses
- Medical Face Shields
- Temporary Partitions
- Electronic Components
- Impact Resistant