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Tuffak® R is made from recycled polycarbonate sheet and is significantly less expensive than standard Tuffak® sheets. Tuffak® R does contain tiny black specs throughout the material, due to it being recycled, but still makes for an ideal material in machine guarding and factory windows. Virtually unbreakable, Tuffak® R sheet is up to 300-times stronger than single-strength glass, and significantly tougher than other transparent sheet materials of equal thickness. It’s unlikely that Tuffak® R sheet will break, shatter or chip when bombarded with thrown missiles such as rocks, bricks or bottles. Nor is it likely that this material will break when hammered, twisted or bent.

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Generic Name
Polycarbonate

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Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 1/8″ & 1/4″ 48” x 96” CTS Clear

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 8400
Tensile Modulus MPa D638
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 100
Flexural Strength MPa
Flexural Modulus psi
Compressive Strength psi D695
IZOD Impact Strength Notched kJ.m^2 D256 16
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coeffcient of Linear Thermal Expansion x10^-5/K C177
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 275
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Surface Resistivity @60 Hz ohms/sq D257
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm-cm D250
Optical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
3mm Transparent Clear Transmittance. Total (%) % D1003
Refractive Index % D542 1.586

Applications

  • Machine guards
  • Factory windows
  • Housing and covers
  • Transportation – Rail

Advantages

  • Great impact resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Easy to machine Low moisture absorption
  • Less expensive
  • Eco friendly
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