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zelux-wZelux® polycarbonate is an engineering plastic with excellent dimensional stability and good strength and stiffness over a Zelux Wwide range of service temperatures. Zelux® is often used for structural applications when clarity and impact strength are essential including lenses, manifolds, site glasses, and machine guards. Zelux® is used for a wide variety of electrical applications since it has low moisture absorption, good insulating properties, and an excellent flammability rating. Zelux® polycarbonate is easy to fabricate, paint, and glue/bond. Zelux® W is the Window grade (optically clear).

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Generic Name
Polycarbonate

Available In
Sheet, Rod, Film

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Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet .375″ – 4.00″ 48”x96” CTS Clear
Rod Custom Custom Custom
Film Custom Custom Custom

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^2 D792 1.2
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % D570 0.15
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength N/mm^2 D638 9500
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 110
Flexural Strength N/mm^2 D790 13,500
Flexural Modulus N/mm^2 340000
Compressive Strength N/mm^2 D695 12500
Compressive Modulus psi D695 -
Hardness, Rockwell R D785 118
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 116
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion mm/m °C D256 3.8×10^-5
Heat Deflection Temp at 66 psi °F D648 280
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 275
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm D257 1.0×10^17

Applications

  • Site glasses
  • Viewing windows
  • Impact shields
  • Fluid handling components
  • Manifolds
  • Scientific & analytical instrument components
  • Electrical components
  • Housings and covers

Advantages

  • Optical clarity
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Easy to machine
  • Easy to fabricate, paint and glue
  • Good strength and stiffness over a wide temperature range
  • Good electrical insulating properties

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