Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is marketing non-UV-stabilized polycarbonate stock shapes under the trade name Altron™ 1000 PC. It is a natural, "non-optical" industrial quality (clear, translucent). The above mentioned properties, in addition to good electrical characteristics, make Altron™ 1000 PC machine grade polycarbonate stock shapes an excellent choice for electrical/electronic applications. Its strength, impact resistance and transparency also make it an ideal material for certain transparent structural applications such as sight glasses and windows.
Altron™ 1000 PC machine grade polycarbonate is stress relieved making it ideal for close tolerance machined parts.
Altron™ LSG PC stock shapes are produced from selected batches of a specific non-UV-stabilized polycarbonate resin. This polymer shows a combination of good mechanical, thermal and electrical properties combined with a good chemical resistance. The composition of the resin used for the production of the Altron™ LSG PC stock shapes complies with the regulations that apply in the Member States of the European Union (Directive 2002/72/EC, as amended) and in the United States of America (FDA) for plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. Altron™ LSG PC stock shapes have also been successfully type tested for their compliance with both United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and ISO 10993-1 guideline requirements for Biocompatibility Testing of Materials, and they come with full traceability from resin to stock shape. These features, added to a good sterilizability by means of ethylene oxide, plasma and gamma irradiation, make Altron™ LSG PC stock shapes suitable for applications in the medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.
Insulators made of Altron™ 1000 PC Polycarbonate provide excellent dielectric strength in electrical applications. (Prior material: PTFE)
On gasoline tankers, a sight glass machined from Altron™ 1000 PC Polycarbonate tubular bar permits drivers to easily inspect tank level. (Prior material: Glass)
Altron™ 1000 PC Polycarbonate plate is easily machined into impact resistant manifolds for a variety of industries. (Prior material: Acrylic)