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Tuffak® W polycarbonate sheet is the premium product in the market for construction of polycarbonate aircraft canopies.  Airmen in the US Air Force and other armed services trust the Tuffak® polycarbonate sheet brand and the technical expertise of Altuglas International. Tuffak® W polycarbonate sheet has been used in the F-16 Falcon, the F-18 Hornet, and the F-22 Raptor.

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Polycarbonate

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Technical Information

Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 1/8″ – 1/2″ 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

  • Aircraft canopies
  • Transportation
  • Windows

Advantages

  • Optical clarity
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Easy to machine
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