Polycarbonate is the most common fabrication material being used by many companies these days. It is a sort of plastic that can be used to produce a variety of materials; specifically in items that are impact resistant and transparent in nature. It is a sort of plastic named as thermoplastic or engineering plastic due to their transparency and impact resistance. These plastics are used extensively in many products such as eyewear lens, in medical devices, automotive components, protective gear, greenhouses, Digital Disks (CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray) and exterior lighting fixtures.
The Polycarbonate’s heat resistance combined with flame retardant material makes them more popular among many business houses which are into manufacturing of fabricated products. The impact resistance capability of Polycarbonate fabrication is much higher when compared to the other sorts of plastic. Like aluminum sheet metal, the Polycarbonate fabrication can be formed at room temperature. This flexibility of transition is the major reason for using Polycarbonate over other plastic materials by many companies.
Especially in industries where high impact resistance and transparency is required, the Polycarbonate fabrication is used extensively. Some applications where Polycarbonate is used over other sorts of plastic are clear windows on prototype models, color tinted translucent prototypes, clear tubes for sports equipment prototypes, diffusers and light pipes for LEDs, clear molds for urethane and silicone casting, 3D printed models for high heat applications when ABS is not an option and machinery guards. Apart from these, tinted Polycarbonate is used even to reduce the glare in LEDs. There are numerous varieties of Polycarbonate available for serving different purposes of the companies.
Different types of Polycarbonate sheets are manufactured by different entities basically; varying in the manufacturing formula. The variance in the Polycarbonate fabrication among different entities lies in the amount of glass fiber they contain and the variance in the melt flow. Some Polycarbonate fabrications consist of additives such as ultraviolet stabilizers that protect the sheets from long time exposure to the sun. Though there are certain types of Polycarbonate fabrications which are hazardous in contact with food they are equally safe and protective.
The hazardous Polycarbonates are generally avoided by the manufacturers; keeping in view the safety of the clients. You can order for customized Polycarbonate fabricated sheets if you are into manufacturing of a large lot of products. Fabrication by using Polycarbonate has become a most common process for many companies which are into manufacturing of heat resistant and high impact products.