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Posted on: 08-18-2014
CEDAR GROVE, NJ: Polycarbonate (Makrolon® / Lexan®) is a transparent thermoplastic sheet material used where impact resistance, flame retardency, good dielectric properties and optical clarity are priorities. Polycarbonate thermoforms well, is easy to paint and bonds well using solvents and adhesives. It also has exceptionally high impact strength over a wide temperature range. Many grades of polycarbonate are available with each providing specific properties for a variety of applications. It can even be FDA approved for food-contact and medical applications. Additional applications are protective shields, architectural glazing, indoor and outdoor signs, skylights, shelves, fixtures, aerospace and mass transit interior surfaces, automobiles and product displays.
Makrolon® FD – food grade polycarbonate sheet is a clear, non-UV-stabilized sheet which complies with FDA and NSF standard 51 requirements. Close gauge tolerance control combined with high impact strength and heat resistance make Makrolon® FD ideally suited for demanding applications in medical equipment as well as food processing environments. Some of those applications are bulk food bins, candy molds, sneeze guards, commercial serving bowls, hospital trays, bassinets, incubators and medical device storage containers.
Emco Plastics, the largest stocking distributor of FDA polycarbonate in the tri-state area, stocks Makrolon® FD (food grade) sheet sizes 1/8”, 3/16”, ¼”, 3/8” and ½”, which are available for same day shipment. We can cut to size and we also offer custom fabrication.
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