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Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a lightweight yet strong transparent engineering plastic available in rod, sheet and tube form which can be cut to size, custom fabricated or extruded. Often compared to acrylic sheet (perspex) because of its appearance, polycarbonate sheeting is a much tougher plastic product all together, with 250 times the impact strength of glass. In addition to being a very tough plasitc, polycarbonate is easy to handle and can readily be fabricated into almost any shape.

Featuring low water absorption and low haze factor, polycarbonate is UV stabilized, stain resistant, and maintains high impact strength even after long periods outside. Non toxic and virtually indestructible, its toughness and clarity are second to none in the plastic world. These qualities make polycarbonate the ideal clear plastic choice for industry Australia wide, particularly where additional safely is required, for example in race cars, earthmoving equipment and horsefloats. Polycarbonate sheeting is also available in an abrasion resistant grade. Our custom extruded polycarbonate tube is used extensively in heavy engineering applications as we can extrude a tube to fit the customer’s adhesive cartridge size.

Features and Benefits of Polycarbonate:

Excellent impact resistance and shock load resistance
Strong yet lightweight
Easy to handle and fabricate
Very good optical properties
Self extinguishing
Capacity to be cold formed in thinner guages
UV resistant
Excellent acoustic properties
Maintenance free
Moderate chemical resitance

Uses Of Polycarbonate:

Machine safety guards
Safety barriers
Machine enclosures
Safety visors
Machined parts
Precision engineering components
Insulating ports for electrical engineering
Level indicators
Medical and pharmaceutical devices
Components in contact with food
Viewing panels
Noise control enclosures
Switchgear cabinets
Scientific instrumentation
Forklift screens
Duct worksite panels
Earth moving machines
Glazing
Bus shelters
Sports stadiums
Signage
Vandal protection
Heavy engineering applications
Mining applications
Roof bolting applications
Soil testing
Sight glasses
Chemical tanks
Water tanks
Oil tanks
Laboratory equipment
Covers for fluorescent tubes in food manufacturing plants
Impact resistant safety shields

Polycarbonate is available in the following forms and sizes:

POLYCARBONATE SHEET
Thickness: 1mm – 12mm
Sizes: 2440mm x 1200mm; 2440mm x 1830mm; 2000mm x 1000mm

POLYCARBONATE ROD
Outside Diameter: 6mm – 100mm

POLYCARBONATE TUBE
Outside Diameter: 6mm – 100mm
Wall thickness: 1.5mm – 3mm
Custom sizes available by request

Colours: Clear, grey tint, opal tint

Suitable Plastic Adhesives:

The best plastic adhesives to use with polycarbonate are:
ACRI-BOND 5 – For quick solvent welding and T-bonds
ACRI-BOND 10 – For stronger joints
ACRI-BOND 20 – For cementing of larger areas

We supply our own range of superior quality Australian made adhesives. Please see the Adhesives & Polish page for more information on these products.
As with all of our engineering plastics, polycarbonate rod, sheet & tube can be cut to size or custom fabricated as required. Please contact us for a quote.

Polycarbonate Products:

Polycarbonate sheet Extruded Skylight

Custom Extruded Skylight

Custom Made Polycarbonate Sheet Machine Box Guard

Custom Made Machine Box Guard

Polycarbonate Machined Parts

Machined Panel

Polycarbonate Sheet Horse Float Windows

Horse Float Windows