Polycarbonate (PC) is a linear polycarbonic acid ester prepared from a dihydric phenol. Polycarbonate possesses extraordinarily dimensional stability with a high impact power which is maintained over a wide temperature range. This makes Polycarbonate ideal for the manufacture of laboratory safety shields, vacuum desiccators and centrifuge tubes.
Unit of Measure


N/A 7/32 in


N/A Natural

Material Resin

N/A Polycarbonate

Tolerance (±)

N/A 0.002 in

Bead Finish

N/A Polished


N/A 1.2 g/cm³

Max Operating Temperature

N/A 121 ºC

Tensile Strength

N/A 9500 psi

Durometer/Hardness Rating

N/A 118


N/A No

PC Resistance

  • Excellent resistance to dilute acids and mineral oils.
  • Great resistance to Alcohols and vegetable oils.
  • Limited to Aldehydes.
  • Poor resistance with Concentrated Acids, Bases, Esters, Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Halogenated Hydrocarbons, Ketones and Oxidizing Agents.

Polycarbonate Quick Facts

  • Maximum Temperature: 250ºF 121ºC
  • Minimum Temperature: -40ºF -40ºC
  • Autoclavable: Yes
  • Melting Point: 300ºF 149ºC
  • Tensile Strength: 10,000 psi
  • Hardness: R75
  • UV Resistance: Good
  • Clear
  • Rigid
  • Specific Gravity: 1.20

Polycarbonate Fabrication

  • Polycarbonate is one of the strongest transparent sheets available, about 300 times stronger than single-strength glass.
  • Perfect for guards and glazing. Polycarb machines well and brake forms cold.
  • Can be joined mechanically, solvent bonded, and welded with lots of practice.
  • Typical uses include windows, machine guards, and demonstration shields.

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