Polycarbonate, also known as bisphenol A (BPA), was independently synthesized by polymer chemists Dr. H. Schnell of Bayer AG, Germany and Dr. Daniel W. Fox of General Electric Company, USA in 1953.

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Polycarbonate is a virtually unbreakable plastic and its variations are fashioned into eyewear lenses, protective equipment including bullet-proof glass, numerous medical devices, and can also be used as a building material in greenhouses. It can be utilized through glazing applications, digital media such as CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, as well as outdoor lighting fixtures.

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Common Uses

  • Roofing panels
  • Windows
  • Siding
  • Room dividers
  • Bullet resistance
  • Electronics
  • Auto parts
  • Agriculture


Polycarbonate is simple to clean and polish using a clean cloth and cleaning compounds. It is possible to remove light scratches from polycarbonate with special abrasive compounds.

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Light Transmission

A choice of three.

Polycarbonate is capable of transmitting light within the 80 to 90 percent range, which is sufficient for greenhouses. Compared to glass, the lighter weight of polycarbonate allows more total light to enter the greenhouse. Less framing is required to hold the polycarbonate in place.


0% Light Transmission

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30%-50% Light Transmission

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92% Light Transmission

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UV Resistant Polycarbonate

Display and protect.

UV resistant polycarbonate is a transparent extruded polycarbonate sheet with extra protection against UV radiation. It remains unalterable up to temperatures of 120°C, always maintaining an exceptional surface and transparency.

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Polycarbonate as a material blocks almost the entire relevant UV spectrum.

  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Resistance to high temperatures
  • Possible coloring

Polycarbonate Tubes

Built tough.

Polycarbonate is a versatile thermoplastic which may be extruded for applications which require superior strength, high temperature resistance, high impact resistance, and optical clarity. Due to its toughness and durability, polycarbonate tubing is easily drilled, machined, notched, and bent.

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Polycarbonate tubing is perfect for applications, including sight glasses, medical devices, electronics packaging, LED tubing, flow lines, and more. It can be machined, drilled, cut, and sawed, and is quickly joined with solvents or adhesives.

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Polycarbonate Rods

.Built tough

Polycarbonate rod is a semi-transparent thermoplastic that exhibits high impact resistance, good machinability, and excellent electrical properties

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Machine-grade polycarbonate rod has excellent dimensional stability and good strength and stiffness over a wide range of temperatures. Polycarbonate offers very high impact strength, high modulus of elasticity, and a 270°F (132°C) heat deflection temperature at 264 psi.

These additives make plastic rod useful for a broad range of industries such as aerospace, packaging, conveying, food processing equipment, heavy equipment and machinery, scientific instrumentation, facilities MRO, and more.

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The right piece for the right job.



  • Polycarbonate Clear Round Tube

    Polycarbonate Clear Round Tube

    These polycarbonate tubes are perfect for a variety of applications when light weight, high impact resistance, scratch resistance, and superior clarity are important. They are electrically non-conductive. Compared to acrylic polycarbonate is stronger and...
  • Polycarbonate Clear Square Tube

    Polycarbonate Clear Square Tube

    Polycarbonate tubes are durable, strong, and resistant to most chemicals, making them a perfect fit for any number of projects! These square polycarbonate tubes have high tensile and flexural strength properties. These polycarbonate tubes can be...