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Polycarbonate (PC) is a thermoplastic/technical plastic. It is characterized by high transparency and high heat distortion resistance. PC is also impact-resistant and highly suitable for use where other plastics are too soft or have insufficient dimensional stability –for example machine guards, vehicle glazing, covers, hoods, etc.

  • Very high dimensional stability
  • Low water absorption
  • Excellent impact strength right down to lowest temperature ranges
  • High hardness
  • Good machinability
  • Good adhesive properties
  • Good weldability
  • Highest continuous operating temperature of the colorless-
    transparent plastics
  • Good insulation properties
  • Can also be supplied with UV protection



Polycarbonate has high strength, impact strength and stiffness and is characterized by high dimensional stability. Even at minus temperatures, polycarbonate offers excellent impact strength. PC has low water absorption, is heat distortion resistant and has good thermoforming properties. PC is usually used in areas where impact resistance is needed due to the risk of splintering. Since PC can be effectively protected against UV through coatings, it is also popular in outdoor applications. The light permeability of PC is 88 %. Transparent PC can also be supplied with abrasion resistance on both sides.


PC can be processed very effectively in its solid state. Many processing and machining operations can be carried out, for example drilling, milling, grinding or sawing.

Areas of application

  • Machine guards
  • Vehicle glazing
  • Visors
  • Shields
  • Device trims
  • Noise control systems
  • Balcony glazing
  • Roofing
  • Barrel vaulting
  • Wind deflectors

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You can find our entire range of materials and products at a glance in our catalog.


KTK Kunststofftechnik product catalog


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