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Engineering 185°F - 300°F | Polycarbonate

TECANAT unfilled PC

TECANAT is a natural unfilled polycarbonate that has transparency, excellent impact strength and tensile properties, TECANAT GF20 is a 20% glass-reinforced polycarbonate with higher temperature and tensile properties than the unfilled TECANAT.

Polycarbonate is an amorphous thermoplastic. Good electrical properties combined with superior impact strength and moderate chemical resistance make this product widely accepted for numerous applications, This product is offered in many popular rod and plate sizes.

  • Superior impact strength
  • Outstanding mechanical strength and stiffness
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Good electrical properties
  • Transparency
  • Good Machinability

Typical applications include business equipment where gears, rollers, internal mechanical parts, connectors and relays are required. The automotive industry uses polycarbonate materials for pumps, valves, light bezels and instrument panels. It also is applicable to many other industries.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation PC
Filler
Density g/cm_ 1.19
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 340,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 9,100
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F %
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 90
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 320,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 14,400
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 2.0
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale 70
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM 0.38
Wear (K) Factor in_-min/ft-lbs-hr 2500*10-10
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F 309
Melting Temperature °F
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F 280
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F 270
Service Temperature Intermittent °F 275
Service Temperature Long Term °F 250
Thermal Expantion (CLTE) in/in/°F 3.8*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F 0.30
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft_-°F 1.32
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm 1.0*1017
Dielectric Strength V/mil 378
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH 3.17
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F 0.0009
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.15
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F % 0.35
Flammability UL 94 HB
Food Grade Y
Relative Cost $$