Full Name
Polycarbonate, Molded

Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates used in engineering are strong, tough materials, and some grades are optically transparent. They are easily worked, molded, and thermoformed.

Polycarbonate is mainly used for electronic applications that capitalize on its collective safety features. Being a good electrical insulator and having heat-resistant and flame-retardant properties, it is used in various products associated with electrical and telecommunications hardware.

1.01 - 1.51 g/cc
Tensile Strength, Yield
40.0 - 154 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity
2.39 GPa
Surface Resistance
4.33e+15 ohm
Dielectric Strength
28.7 kV/mm
Hot Wire Ignition
57.7 s
Specific Heat Capacity
1.77 J/g-°C
Max. Service Temperature, Air
124 °C
Tensile Strength, Ultimate
30.0 - 93.1 MPa
Elongation at Break
83.2 %
Electrical Resistivity
1.18e+16 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant
Arc Resistance
96.0 s
CTE, linear
65.8 µm/m-°C
Thermal Conductivity
0.216 W/m-K
Flammability, UL94
HB - 5VA