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Makrolon® LD sheet is a highly UV stable polycarbonate product designed to provide superior light diffusion characteristics while maintaining high light transmission. The proprietary diffuser technology eliminates visible hot spots from pinpoint LED lights in typical flat and formed sign applications. The sheet is easy to form, fabricate and decorate and has excellent impact strength and dimensional stability. Makrolon® LD sheet is a polycarbonate product designed with an advanced light diffusion technology that provides excellent light uniformity without sacrificing light transmission. The proprietary diffuser technology eliminates visible hot spots from pinpoint LED lights in typical flat and formed sign applications. LD is available in a range of standard sign colors and can be custom matched to any color. Makrolon® LD is easy to form, fabricate, and decorate and has excellent impact strength and dimensional stability. The product’s UV resistance technology assures long lasting outdoor weathering performance. Makrolon® LD is offered with a ten (10) year limited product warranty against breakage.

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Polycarbonate

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Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet .100″ – .236″ 48” x 96” CTS White, Orange, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density g/cm^3 D792 1.2
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength @ yield psi D638 9500
Tensile Modulus MPa D638 340000
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 110
Flexural Strength MPa 13500
Flexural Modulus psi 345000
Compressive Strength psi D695 12500
IZOD Impact Strength Notched kJ.m^2 D256 18
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coeffcient of Linear Thermal Expansion x10^-5/K C177 3.75
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 270
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Surface Resistivity @60 Hz ohms/sq D257
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm-cm D250 8.2
Optical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
3mm Transparent Clear Transmittance. Total (%) % D1003
Refractive Index % D542 1.586

Applications

  • Flat and formed sign faces and channel letters

Advantages

  • Weatherability
  • High impact strength
  • Superior dimensional stability
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to fabricate
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