Polycarbonate (PC) plastic is easily moulded and thermoformed, has excellent impact strength, strength and stiffness, dimensional stability, and good machinability. It also holds up well to extreme temperatures and has moderate chemical resistance.
Even with its excellent strength, it is still susceptible to scratching. Scratching, however, can be minimized by applying a protective coating to the plastic (such as you’d find one eyeglasses and some exterior vehicle parts).
Many thermoplastics crack or break during formation, but even at room temperature, polycarbonate can be formed and bent at room temperature, even for sharp angle bends. It’s also available in glass-reinforced rods, which offer higher temperature and tensile properties than unfilled.
Polycarbonate is common in the aerospace industry, food processing, mechanical technology, hygienic areas, cleanroom technology, packaging and paper machinery, construction materials,