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Glass-reinforced polycarbonate is used in many industrial applications where metals, particularly die-cast aluminum and zinc, are commonly used. The addition of glass fibers to polycarbonate in various amounts (10%, 20%, 30% and 40%) increases tensile strength, stiffness, compressive strength, and lower the thermal expansion coefficient. The greater the amount of glass fiber added to the polycarbonate, the greater the effect on each property will be.
The coefficient of thermal expansion is reduced by nearly 75%, thus equaling that of some metals. While glass-reinforced has less impact strength than standard grades, it is still tougher and more impact resistant than most other plastics and die-cast aluminum. Custom cuts and cut-to-size available.
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|Sheet||1/4″ – 4″ TH||Natural|
|Rod||1/4″ – 6″ DIA||Natural|
Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.
|Density||lb/in³||D792||0.0401 – 0.0567|
|Water Absorption, 24 hrs||%||D570||0.050 0 – 0.300|
|Tensile Strength||psi||D638||12,300 – 19,000|
|Tensile Elongation @Break||%||D638||1.00 – 6.00|
|Flexural Strength||psi||D790||13,800 – 29,000|
|Flexural Modulus||psi||551,000 – 1,400,000|
|Hardness, Rockwell R||D785||115 – 123|
|IZOD Impact Strength Notched||ft-lb/in||D256||1.00 – 3.30|
|Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion||(x 10-5 in./in./°F)||D256||5.56 – 27.8|
|Heat Deflection Temp at 66 psi||°F||D648||210 – 306|
|Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi||°F||195 – 300|
|Melting Temperature||°F||D3418||210 – 331|
|Max Operating Temp||°F||270|
|Thermal Conductivity||BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F||C177||1.53 – 2.20|
|Flammability Rating||UL94||HB – 5VA|
|Dielectric Strength. 1/8″ th.||V/mil||D149||470|
|Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz||D150||0.0011|
NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: Several grades of this material are available. For additional information regarding this plastic, contact your Emco Industrial Plastics representative or call 973-862-4148.