Polycarbonate (PC)

Polycarbonate (PC) is a transparent engineering thermoplastic characterized by outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties.  PC offers high impact resistance, high stiffness and strength, high heat deflection temperature and very low moisture absorption. These properties make PC an ideal candidate for transparent structural and electrical components.

Key Features

  • High tensile, shear and flexural strength
  • Excellent toughness
  • Continuously resists heat deformation to 265°F (145°C)
  • UL V-0 flame resistance
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Good acid resistance
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Ease of machining

Typical Applications

  • Electrical connectors, insulators
  • Aerospace components
  • Automotive parts
  • Medical equipment parts
  • Appliance components
  • Manifolds
  • Rollers, handles

Our extruded stock shapes of the following grades provide a wide range of performance options:

Unfilled Translucent:

  • UV resistant PC: APEXCOPC-UV (Natural, Black)
  • Flame Retardant PC: APEXCOPC-FR (Natural, Black)

Glass Fiber reinforced:

  • 10% to 30% Glass Fiber reinforced PC: APEXCOPC-GF (Natural, Black)
  • 20% Glass Fiber reinforced Lexan PC: (Natural, Black)
  • 30% Glass Fiber reinforced Lexan PC: (Natural, Black)
  • 40% Glass Fiber reinforced Lexan PC: (Natural, Black)

Please contact us to discuss custom PC grade or color not listed above.
APEXCO-PPSI uses prime virgin resins. All products are fully traceable back to raw material lot.