Polycarbonate (PC, Lexan®)

Amorphous polycarbonate polymer offers a unique combination of stiffness, hardness and toughness. It exhibits excellent weathering, creep, impact, optical, electrical and thermal properties. Available in many colors and effects, it was originally developed by GE Plastics, now SABIC Innovative Plastics.  Because of its extraordinary impact strength, it is the material for helmets of all kinds and for bullet-proof glass substitutes.  It is, along with nylon and Teflon®, one of the most popular plastics.