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PlasticsPolycarbonate (PC)


Polycarbonate (PC) is a synthetic polymer from the polyester family. It consists of phosgene, a derivative of carbonic acid, and diols.


In 1953, the first industrially relevant polycarbonate was developed by Hermann Schnell. It was based on 2,2-bis(4-hedroxyphenyl)propane.

Structure and properties:

The structure of the colorless plastic polycarbonate is amorphous to slightly crystalline.

  • Very dimensionally stable
  • High impact strength
  • Colorless

Areas of application:

Apparatus construction, lamp covers, protective screens, aircraft windows, glazing for industrial doors, solar panels, bodywork construction, covers

Semi finished products and material properties:

Plates Rods Tubes PC material properties
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