Polycarbonate | PC

Polycarbonate | PC

Available formats: Plates, Plates and Sheets.

General characteristics of polycarbonate plates

Polycarbonate plates are made of a highly durable material, since polycarbonate is one of the most resistant plastics, which means that they are ideal for glazing greenhouses, to use as protection as separating polycarbonate plates or screens between tables in a bar , hair salon, porch windows and greenhouse roofs. The polycarbonate sheet roof is installed using the hook method which makes installation quicker and easier than traditional glazing installation. Due to the design characteristics, the sheets are 5 times lighter than glass, but still allow up to 90% of light.


These polycarbonate plates are the ideal complement to use in places where the separation and protection between personnel or clients of a public or private place is necessary. It is used in customer service partitions, in face protection visors, in helmet visors, in protection walls and in many places where it is intended to replace the glass due to its lightness.


Polycarbonate is an incredibly versatile material that can be used in countless applications and projects. One of the most common forms of plastic is a group of thermoplastic polymers known as polycarbonates (PC). This synthetic resin is a natural transparent amorphous thermoplastic that can be used to produce a variety of precision machined parts and products, but is also frequently used as a replacement for acrylic, glass, and polyethylene. Polycarbonate sheets offer a wide variety of features and characteristics that are well suited to numerous applications and industries, including agricultural, automotive, construction, electrical, medical, and security, to name a few.


At Broncesval we offer polycarbonate plates in a wide range of colors, qualities and sizes. The polycarbonate sheets we supply are made by a recognized leader in PC-based polycarbonate plastic and polyvinyl blends. The extruded polycarbonate plate is designed to meet the stringent demands of many commercial and industrial applications, such as part manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, curtain wall frames, lighting, noise reduction, signage, thermoforming, and more. Our clients use polycarbonate in a variety of commercial and residential construction projects.


Features and Benefits:

  • Practically unbreakable
  • High impact resistance
  • High clarity and light transmission.
  • UV protective layer (1 or 2 sides)
  • High flame resistance
  • Half the weight of the glass
  • Easy to machine, handle and install
  • Weight, tensile strength, thermal expansion, and chemical resistance are particularly important factors in most applications.


In terms of impact resistance, you can't go wrong choosing a polycarbonate plate. This general purpose thermoplastic is approximately 200 times stronger than glass and polyethylene. In addition, polycarbonate sheets have a higher relative impact resistance than Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polystyrene (PS), Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO), Acrylic, Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyamides (nylon). You can trust this rugged plastic to defend against theft or vandalism and reduce the risk of broken glass related injuries.

Characteristics and Applications of polycarbonate plates

Although polycarbonate sheets can expand and contract with changes in temperature, they do not shrink over time. The coefficient of thermal expansion of polycarbonate plastic is more than 100 times less than that of polyethylene, making it well suited for applications where changes in temperature are of concern. Another positive feature of this thermoplastic is that it is very flexible.


The ductile properties of polycarbonate allow it to be cold cut or formed on site and at room temperature without cracking or breaking, allowing it to make small bending angles in prototyping applications where aluminum sheet is lacking in viability. This ductility allows thermoplastic sheets to form in curves that would otherwise be impossible to build with laminated glass or acrylic materials.


This highly impact resistant material also has exceptional clarity and light transmitting properties. Unlike glass, polycarbonate cannot be easily broken or damaged in difficult conditions. Polycarbonate sheets are practically unbreakable, which gives them a clear advantage over glass in terms of safety and protection. Clear polycarbonate panels are suitable for motorcycle fairings, skylights, windows, windshields, and other barriers.


Polycarbonate sheets are also resistant to harmful ultraviolet rays, but that's not all. It is also resistant to heat, cold and water damage, making it an excellent choice for building barriers, fences, glazing, roofing and much more. We supply transparent and translucent plates as well as signage grade white polycarbonate plates to meet any need.


Another advantage of polycarbonate plates that is often overlooked is their ease of cleaning and maintenance. In terms of polycarbonate cleaning, rinse with lukewarm water with a soft cloth or sponge to wash off any surface materials, grit and grime. You can also use a soft microfiber cloth or a non-abrasive sponge to gently wash with a mild diluted soap or detergent. To avoid water stains, dry the glazing well with a chamois or a damp sponge. Try to avoid abrasive cleaners and cleaning in direct sunlight to avoid scratches.


Applications and projects:

  • Manufacturing: sawing, plotting, cutting, laser cutting, die cutting and punching.
  • Fixing: mechanical fixing, solvent bonding, transfer tape bonding and welding.
  • Finish: Sanding, Bonding / Brushing, Solvent Polishing, Hot Stamping, Silkscreen, Painting.
  • Training: brake folding, cold folding, thermoforming, molding, curtain forming and band heating.
  • Glazing: curtain wall structure with a wet or dry glazing system
  • The possibilities of polycarbonate plates are practically limitless. Some of the most common polycarbonate applications include cabinet doors, cell phones, countertops, glasses lenses, dividers between tables in bars and restaurants, protection panel in customer service and a thousand other possibilities.

Formats available from 2050 x 3050 mm and from 3 to 5 mm thick.

Physical Properties of Polycarbonate | PC

Physical Properties Unit ASTM DIN Values
Specific weight gr / cm3 D-792 53479 1,2
Tensile strength (creep / break) Kg / cm² D-638 53455 650 / -
Compressive strength (1 and 2 % def) Kg / cm² D-695 53454 160 / 310
Flexural strength Kg / cm² D-790 53452 900
Notched shock resistance Kg / cm² D-256 53453 DOES NOT BREAK
Elongation at break % D-638 53455 80
Modulus of elasticity (traction) Kg / cm² D-638 53457 23000
Hardness Shore D D-2240 53505 80-82
Static friction coefficient on steel D-1894 0,39
Dynamic friction coefficient on steel D-1894 0,42
Wear resistance by rubbing REGULAR
Upper limit of working temperature ºC - - 120
Lower limit of working temperature ºC - - -100

Thermal Properties of Polycarbonate | PC

Thermal Properties Unit ASTM DIN Values
Specific heat Kcal / Kg.ºC C-351 - 0,28
Bending temperature under load (18.5Kg / cm²) ºC D-648 53461 130
Continuous use temperature in air ºC - - -60 to 120
Melting temperature ºC - - 250
Linear expansion coefficient from 23 to 100º ºC D-696 52752 0,000065
Thermal conduction coefficient Kcal / mhºC C-177 52612 0,18

Electrical Properties of Polycarbonate | PC

Electrical Properties Unit ASTM DIN Values
Dielectric constant at 60 HZ - D-150 53483 3
Dielectric constant at 1 KHZ - D-150 53483 3
Dielectric constant at 1 MHZ - D-150 53483 3
Moisture absorption in air % D-570 53472 0,15
Surface resistance Ohm D-257 53482 10 to 18
Volumetric resistance Ohms-cm D-257 53482 10 to 17

Chemical Properties of Polycarbonate | PC

Chemical properties Unit
Hydrocarbon resistance Deficient
Resistance to weak acids at room temperature Very good
Resistance to weak alkalis at room temperature Regular
Defined chemical resistance Consult
Sun rays effect Affect it
Food contact approved Si
Combustion behavior Burns with difficulty
Flame spread Self extinguishing
Burning behavior It decomposes
Flame color Sooty orange

Formats available from 2050 x 3050 mm and from 1 to 20 mm thick.

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