PC (Polycarbonate)

 

The PC (polycarbonate) is a technical amorphous thermoplastic material with exceptional resilience, heat resistance, transparency, sterilisability, flame retardant capacity and resistance to discolouration. It is a particular type of carbonic acid polyester produced from the condensation reaction of bisphenol with carbonic acid.

Chemical formula PC: C16 H14 O3
CAS Number PC: 25037-45-0
Chemical Name PC (IUPAC): Poly(oxycarbonyloxy-1,4-phenylene(dimethylmethylene)-1,4-phenylene]

PC commercial names and producers:

 

  • Anjalon (Almaak)
  • Calibre (Trinseo)
  • Carbotex (Kotec)
  • Enduran (Sabic)
  • Exatec (Exatec)
  • Gebalon (Geba)
  • Infino (Lotte)
  • Isoclear (Sirmax)
  • Jupilon (Mitsubishi)
  • Kotec (Kotec)
  • Latilon (Lati)
  • Lexan (Sabic)
  • Lupoy (LG)
  • Makrolon (Covestro)
  • Megalon (Mega Polymers)
  • Nirion (Soredi)
  • Novalux (Novalca)
  • Novarex (Mitsubishi)
  • Panlite (Teijin)
  • Polilux (LA/ES)
  • Saxalon (Sax Polymers)
  • Scantec PC (Polykemi)
  • Staren (Lotte)
  • Tarflon (Idemitsu)
  • Cycoloy (PC/ABS Sabic)

Polycarbonate (PC) Italian distributors:

 

  • BIGLER (Isopak)
  • XIFA (Cycoloy, Lexan, Geloy, Xylex, Xenoy)
  • Schulman (Schulablend, Ronfalin, QR resin, Polyman, Perflex, Network Polymers, Matrixx, Lucent pc, Ecollent, Diamond, Diamaloy, Accutech, Acculoy, Accuguard, Accucomp)
  • Mega Polymers (Bayblend, Cycoloy, Emerge, Pulse, Xantar, Apec, Calibre, Lexan, Makrolon, Panlite, Tarflon, Xantar)
  • Tekuma (Infino)
  • PolyOne (Apec, Caliber, Edgetek, Emerge, LubriOne, Makrolon, Naxell, Stat-tech, Trilliant,)
  • ALBIS (Alcom, Altech, Bayblend, Novodur, Terblend, Terluran)
  • Biesterfield (Tarflon, Wonderlite, Lupoy)
  • Nexeo (Colorfast, Cycoloy, Electrafil, Lexan, Colorcomp, Lubricomp, Lubriloy, Stat-Kon, Thermocomp, Plaslube, TES)
  • RESINEX (Calibre, Emerge, Mablex, Pulse, Sicoklar)
  • Ultrapolymers (Latiohm, Latishield, Latistat, Laticonther, Latilub, Luvocom, Sicoklar, Thermocomp, Lexan, Colorcomp, Faradex, Lubricomp, Lubriloy, Stat-Kon, Tritex, Panlite)
  • TER Plastics (Infino, TEREZ PC, Xantar)

Main compounds of Polycarbonate:

 

  • PC/ABS (Polycarbonate + Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • PC/ASA (Polycarbonate + Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate)
  • PC/PET (Polycarbonate + Polyethylene Tereftalato)
  • PC/PBT (Polycarbonate + Polybutadiene Styrene)
  • PC/PMMA (Policarbonate + Polymethylmethacrylate)
  • PC-GF15 (Polycarbonate + Fibre glass 15%)
 

Physical and chemical properties:

PC, being an easily workable material through injection moulding and thermoforming, can be used for different applications.

Polycarbonates with a high molecular weight (which imply a limited MFR) possess better mechanical properties, but the workability of such properties proves difficult. For properties of a high resistance, it's advisable to use polycarbonates with limited MFR; on the other hand for an optimal workability, polycarbonates with a high MFR should be used.

The main problems arise from the inferior external hardness and the weak resistance to atmospheric agents and ultraviolet rays, which cause rapid events of photo-sensitive degradation (yellowing). To resolve such problems an external anti-UV treatment is required. Furthermore PC is a hygroscopic material.

PC standard density: 1,20 – 1,22 g/cm3 (ISO 1183)
PC Melting Point Tm: 260-340 °C
PC Glass transition temperature Tg: 147 °C

 

Polycarbonate application markets

 

  • Electronic components
  • Medical
  • Telephones
  • Automotive componenti
  • Construction

Polycarbonate trasformazion technologies

 

  • Injection moulding
  • Blow moulding
  • Extrusion
  • Injection compression moulding
  • Thermoforming

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Compound

PC FR polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Makrolon 6485
granule/pellet Black 1000 Kg bags on pallet 3.00 €/Kg

Compound

PC FR polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Makrolon 6485
granule/pellet Black 5600 Kg bags on pallet 2.20 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan 121R
granule/pellet White 1159 Kg bags on pallet 3.94 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan 123R
granule/pellet White 2275 Kg bags on pallet 4.52 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan 143R
granule/pellet White - 805103 2988 Kg bags on pallet 3.70 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan 161R
granule/pellet Yellow 200 Kg bags on pallet 12.45 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan 2034
granule/pellet Transparent 425 Kg bags on pallet 5.27 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan 940
granule/pellet White 1775 Kg bags on pallet 8.45 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan FXD123R
granule/pellet smoke transparent 150 Kg bags on pallet 6.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan HF1130R
granule/pellet smoke transparent 25 Kg bags on pallet 3.98 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

LEXAN 924
granule/pellet Natural / Neutral 1250 Kg bags on pallet 3.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

TARFLON #1700
granule/pellet Natural / Neutral 25 Kg bulk bags 2.50 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan 141R
granule/pellet White - 82059 90 Kg bags on pallet 6.37 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Apec 1895
granule/pellet Light grey - 7004 250 Kg bags on pallet 4.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Apec 2097
granule/pellet White - OPALE 020957 325 Kg bags on pallet 12.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Apec 2097
granule/pellet Transparent - NATURALE 551022 175 Kg bags on pallet 11.20 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Makrolon 2407
granule/pellet Dark grey - 7016 1650 Kg bags on pallet 2.05 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Off specs QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

PC PRIME MFI 28
granule/pellet Transparent 20000 Kg bags on pallet 2.15 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Makrolon 2407
granule/pellet White - OPALE 020046 200 Kg bags on pallet 3.30 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Tarolon 2500 W X0
granule/pellet White 785 Kg bags on pallet 1.78 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Tarolon 2500 W X0
granule/pellet Orange - 2004 1375 Kg bags on pallet 1.49 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan 925
granule/pellet Black 1000 Kg bags on pallet 4.10 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - virgin QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

Lexan HF1110R
granule/pellet Red - RD3176T 575 Kg bags on pallet 1.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

LUPOY PC 1303HP-08
granule/pellet Natural / Neutral 10000 Kg bags on pallet 1.82 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

LUPOY PC 1201-10P
granule/pellet Natural / Neutral 4000 Kg bags on pallet 1.82 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

First choice - Slow moving QUALITY-PRIME QUALITY-PRIME

LUPOY PC 1303-10C
granule/pellet Natural / Neutral 8000 Kg bags on pallet 1.83 €/Kg
 

Compound

PC FR polycarbonate

Makrolon 6485

1000 Kg 3.00 €/Kg

Compound

PC FR polycarbonate

Makrolon 6485

5600 Kg 2.20 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan 121R

1159 Kg 3.94 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan 123R

2275 Kg 4.52 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan 143R

2988 Kg 3.70 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan 161R

200 Kg 12.45 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan 2034

425 Kg 5.27 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan 940

1775 Kg 8.45 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan FXD123R

150 Kg 6.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan HF1130R

25 Kg 3.98 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

LEXAN 924

1250 Kg 3.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

TARFLON #1700

25 Kg 2.50 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan 141R

90 Kg 6.37 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Apec 1895

250 Kg 4.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Apec 2097

325 Kg 12.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Apec 2097

175 Kg 11.20 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Makrolon 2407

1650 Kg 2.05 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

PC PRIME MFI 28

20000 Kg 2.15 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Makrolon 2407

200 Kg 3.30 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Tarolon 2500 W X0

785 Kg 1.78 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Tarolon 2500 W X0

1375 Kg 1.49 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan 925

1000 Kg 4.10 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

Lexan HF1110R

575 Kg 1.00 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

LUPOY PC 1303HP-08

10000 Kg 1.82 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

LUPOY PC 1201-10P

4000 Kg 1.82 €/Kg

Polymer

PC polycarbonate

LUPOY PC 1303-10C

8000 Kg 1.83 €/Kg