Polycarbonate (PC)

You Can Count on Star to Deliver Value in PC compounds

It’s a very tough polymer which is naturally amorphous and transparent. It can withstand significant impacts much better than more commonly used polymers. In fact, PC is twice as strong as ABS and PVC, and is sometimes used as a replacement for metal, glass and other materials.

PC is a group of thermoplastic polymers that contain carbonate groups. In addition to its toughness, it also has:

  • Great temperature resistance
  • High chemical resistance
  • High dimensional stability
  • Good electrical properties
  • Light weight

There is a wide variety of applications:

  • Electronic components
  • Automotive headlamps
  • Security windows
  • Motorcycle face shields and windscreens
  • Prescription lenses
  • Construction materials
  • Safety glasses
  • 3D printing

It’s sometimes blended with ABS for improved ductility. It can transmit over 90% of light as well as glass.

You can rely on Star Plastics and benefit from years of experience with PC and PC alloys. Let Star create a PC product for you today. Contact Star at sales@starplastics.com or call 304.273.0352.