Polycarbonate (PC)

Full Name
Polycarbonate, Molded

Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates used in engineering are strong, tough materials, and some grades are optically transparent. They are easily worked, molded, and thermoformed.

Polycarbonate is mainly used for electronic applications that capitalize on its collective safety features. Being a good electrical insulator and having heat-resistant and flame-retardant properties, it is used in various products associated with electrical and telecommunications hardware.

1.01 - 1.51 g/cc
Tensile Strength, Ultimate
30.0 - 93.1 MPa
Tensile Strength, Yield
40.0 - 154 MPa
Elongation at Break
83.2 %
Modulus of Elasticity
2.39 GPa
Electrical Resistivity
1.18e+16 ohm-cm
Surface Resistance
4.33e+15 ohm
Dielectric Constant
Dielectric Strength
28.7 kV/mm
Arc Resistance
96.0 s
Hot Wire Ignition
57.7 s
CTE, linear
65.8 µm/m-°C
Specific Heat Capacity
1.77 J/g-°C
Thermal Conductivity
0.216 W/m-K
Max. Service Temperature, Air
124 °C
Flammability, UL94
HB - 5VA