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Polycarbonate possesses excellent impact strength, high heat resistance and good dimensional stability. It was one of the first thermoplastics to offer these properties. Although it is stable to water, mineral and organic acids, it is partially soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons, soluble in the chlorinated ones, and decomposes in strongly alkaline substances. It has good electrical properties.
The strength and dimensional stability of polycarbonates are further enhanced with fibrous glass reinforcement.
|ASTM D256 Unnotched Izod Impact||No break|
|ASTM D1003 Transmittance||90%|
|UL 94 Flammability 1.50 mm||V2|
|ASTM D648 HDT (264 psi)||260 °F|
|ASTM D256 Notched Izod Impact 0.125”||16.0 ft-lbs/in|
|ASTM D790 Flexural Strength||13,000 psi|
|ASTM D790 Flexural Modulus||330,000 psi|
|ASTM D638 Tensile Strength||9,100 psi|
|ASTM D1238 Melt Flow Rate||10 g/10min|
|ASTM D792 Specific Gravity||1.20|