- High mechanical strength
- Good creep resistance
- Very high impact strength, even at low temperatures
- Stiffness retention over a wide range of temperatures
- Very good dimensional stability (very low water absorption
and low coefficient of linear thermal expansion)
- Natural colour (clear, translucent)
- Good electrical insulating and dielectric properties
- Physiologically inert (suitable for food contact)
- Economical thermal performance
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials® 1000 PC
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Engineering Plastic Products is marketing non-UV-stabilized polycarbonate stock shapes under the trade name Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials 1000 PC. It is a natural, "non-optical" industrial quality (clear, translucent). The above mentioned properties, in addition to good electrical characteristics, make Quadrdant 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.
1000 PC machine grade polycarbonate is stress relieved making it ideal for close tolerance machined parts.
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials® LSG PC
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials 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 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. 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 LSG PC stock shapes suitable for applications in the medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.
Insulators made of PC 1000 Polycarbonate provide excellent dielectric strength in electrical applications. (Prior material: PTFE)
On gasoline tankers, a sight glass machined from PC 1000 Polycarbonate tubular bar permits drivers to easily inspect tank level. (Prior material: Glass)
PC 1000 Polycarbonate plate is easily machined into impact resistant manifolds for a variety of industries. (Prior material: Acrylic)
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials 1000 PC polycarbonate is a machining grade, not optically clear. It can be both mechanically and vapor polished to improve optical clarity. Caution: During machining, never use coolants with an aromatic base.