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Polycarbonate Rod

Polycarbonate Rods offer a high-performance plastic that provides robust mechanical properties, impact resistance and optical clarity. This versatile thermoplastic is available in 67 diameter and length variations. Polycarbonate rods are used across scientific research and industrial applications requiring a balance of toughness, temperature resistance, machinability and transparency. These range from mechanical parts like gears and rollers to optical components like light pipes and lenses.
Diameter: 50mm
Length: 100mm
Technical Name: Polycarbonate
Formula: PC
Density: 1.2g/cm³
CAS Number: 25766-59-0
UOM Code: 013-986-18
SKU: 1000001798
Product Code: CT30-RD-000150

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Material Properties for Polymers

Physical Properties
Element Value
Abbe number 34
Flammability V0-V2
Radiation resistance Fair
Refractive index 1.584-6
Resistance to Ultra-violet Fair
Limiting oxygen index( % ) 25-27
Water absorption - equilibrium( % ) 0.35
Water absorption - over 24 hours( % ) 0.1
Density( gcm⁻³ ) 1.2
Chemical Resistance
Element Value
Acids - concentrated Good
Acids - dilute Good
Alcohols Good
Alkalis Good-Poor
Aromatic hydrocarbons Poor
Greases and Oils Good-Fair
Halogenated Hydrocarbons Good-Poor
Halogens Poor
Ketones Poor
Mechanical Properties
Element Value
Coefficient of friction 0.31
Hardness - Rockwell M70
Poisson's ratio 0.37
Elongation at break( % ) 100-150
Tensile modulus( GPa ) 2.3-2.4
Izod impact strength( J m⁻¹ ) 600-850
Abrasive resistance - ASTM D1044( mg/1000 cycles ) Oct-15
Tensile strength( MPa ) 55-75
Electrical Properties
Element Value
Dielectric constant @1MHz 2.9
Dissipation factor @ 1MHz 0.01
Dielectric strength( kV mm⁻¹ ) 15-67
Surface resistivity( Ohm/sq ) 10¹⁵
Volume resistivity( Ohmcm ) 10¹⁴-10¹⁶
Thermal Properties
Element Value
Heat-deflection temperature - 0.45MPa( C ) 140
Heat-deflection temperature - 1.8MPa( C ) 128-138
Lower working temperature( C ) -135
Upper working temperature( C ) 115-130
Specific heat( J K⁻¹ kg⁻¹ ) 1200
Thermal conductivity( W m⁻¹ K⁻¹ ) 0.19-0.22@23°C
Coefficient of thermal expansion( x10⁻⁶ K⁻¹ ) 66-70
Pultrusions
Element Value
Compressive strength( MPa ) >80
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