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PALSUN presents the transparency of glass at less than half the weight, combined with unmatched strength. PALSUN can be cold bent, fabricated and formed, making it ideal for applications such as barrel vault roofing, skylights, architectural roofing and glazing. Clear, translucent or opaque, PALSUN sheets are also ideal as machine guards, sound barriers and safety glazing.
Features and Benefits
High quality solid polycarbonate sheets cut to to size, to your requirements. Solid polycarbonate sheets and panels are highly durable and offer extreme impacts strength. It has a wide range of temperature resistance and high optical clarity. Solid polycarbonate sheets can be thermoformed and is easily fabricated.
Use out cutting service, to order solid polycarbonate cut to size, this allows you to cut down on wastage and also save you time. Solid polycarbonate sheets are available in a range of thickness from 2mm up to 12mm.
With a high quality solid polycarbonate used, we can guarantee you the best quality of cut to size polycarbonate sheets. All our polycarbonate sheets are cut to your requirements and come in a clear finish.
About the Polycarbonate:
Polycarbonates, known by the trademarked names Lexan, Makrolon, Makroclear and others, are a particular group of thermoplastic polymers. They are easily worked, moulded, and thermoformed. Because of these properties, polycarbonates find many applications. Polycarbonates do not have a unique plastic identification code and are identified as Other, 7.
Polycarbonate Properties and processing
Polycarbonate is a very durable material. Although it has high impact-resistance, it has low scratch-resistance and so a hard coating is applied to polycarbonate eyewear lenses and polycarbonate exterior automotive components. The characteristics of polycarbonate are quite like those of polymethyl methacrylate, but polycarbonate is stronger, usable in a wider temperature range but more expensive. This polymer is highly transparent to visible light and has better light transmission characteristics than many kinds of glass.
Polycarbonate has a glass transition temperature of about 150 °C, so it softens gradually above this point and flows above about 300 °C. Tools must be held at high temperatures, generally above 80 °C to make strain- and stress-free products. Low molecular mass grades are easier to mould than higher grades, but their strength is lower as a result. The toughest grades have the highest molecular mass, but are much more difficult to process.
Unlike most thermoplastics, polycarbonate can undergo large plastic deformations without cracking or breaking. As a result, it can be processed and formed at room temperature using sheet metal techniques, such as forming bends on a brake. Even for sharp angle bends with a tight radius, no heating is generally necessary. This makes it valuable in prototyping applications where transparent or electrically non-conductive parts are needed, which cannot be made from sheet metal.
Main transformation techniques for polycarbonate resins:
- extrusion into tubes, rods and other profiles
- extrusion with cylinders into sheets (0.5–15 mm (0.020–0.59 in)) and films (below 1 mm (0.039 in)), which can be used directly or manufactured into other shapes using thermoforming or secondary fabrication techniques, such as bending, drilling, routing, laser cutting etc.
- injection molding into ready articles
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