Physical Properties for Makrolon® Polycarbonate GP Sheet

Makrolon® Polycarbonate GP
General Purpose Sheet
Makrolon ® GP Sheet is a polished surface, Transparent, UV Stabilized, polycarbonate product. It features outstanding
impact strength, and superior dimensional stability. Makrolon® GP Sheet has a five (5) year Warranty against breakage.
The terms of warranty against breakage are set forth in the GP warranty, which is available upon request.
Applications
A broad range of industrial glazing and structural applications, including thermoformed and fabricated components.

Property

Test Method

Units

Values

Physical

Specific Gravity

Refractive index

Light Transmission, Clear @ 0.125”

Water Absorption, 24 hrs

Poisson’s Ratio

 

ASTM D 792

ASTMD 542

ASTM D1003

ASTM D570

ASTM E132

 

-

-

%

%

-

 

1.2

1.586

86

0.15

0.38

Mechanical

Tensile Strength, Ultimate

Tensile Strength, Yield

Tensile Modulus

Elongation

Flexural Strength

Flexural Modulus

Compressive Strength

Compressive Modulus

Izod Impact Strength, Notched @ 0.125”

Izod Impact Strength, Unnotched @ 0.125”

Instrumented Impact, 0.125”

Shear Strength @ Yield

Shear Strength, ultimate

Shear modulus

Rockwell Hardness

 

ASTM D638

ASTM D638

ASTM D638

ASTM D638

ASTM D790

ASTM D790

ASTM D695

ASTM D695

ASTM D256

ASTM D256

 

ASTM D3763

ASTM D732

ASTM D732

ASTM D732

ASTM D785

 

psi

psi

psi

%

psi

psi

psi

psi

ft-lbs/in

ft-lbs/in

 

ft-lbs

psi

psi

psi

-

 

9,500

9,000

340,000

110

13,500

345,000

12,500

345,000

18

60(no failure)

 

>45

6,000

10,000

114,000

M70/R118

Thermal

 Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity

Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 psi

Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 psi

Brittleness Temperature

Shading Coefficient, Clear 0.125”

U factor 0.25” (summer gain, winter loss)

 

ASTM D696

ASTM C177

ASTM D648

ASTM D648

ASTM D746

ASHRAE

ASTM D1363

 

in/in/°F

BTU in/hr ft² °F

°F

°F

°F

-

BTU/hr ft² °F

 

3.75 X 10-5

1.35

270

280

-200

1.02

0.70

0.90, 0.96

Electrical

Dielectric Constant @ 10 Hz

Dielectric Constant @ 60 Hz

Volume Resistivity

Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz

Arc Resistance

     Stainless Steel Strip Electrodes

     Tungsten Electrodes

Dielectric Strength, in air @ 0.125”

 

ASTM D150

ASTM D150

ASTM D257

ASTM D150

 

ASTM D495

ASTM D495

    ASTM D149

 

-

-

Ohm/cm

-

 

Seconds

Seconds

V/mil

 

2.96

3.17

8.2 X 1016

0.00009

 

10-11

120

380

Flammability

Horizontal Burn, AEB

Ignition Temperature, Self

Ignition Temperature, Flash

Flame Class, Clear @ 0.060”

Flame Class, Clear @ 0.236”

 

ASTM D635

ASTM D1929

ASTM D1929

UL 94

UL 94

 

In

°F

°F

-

-

 

<1

1070

870

V2

V0

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Article Title:
Physical Properties for Makrolon® Polycarbonate GP Sheet
Article Summary:
Physical, Mechanical, Thermal, Flammability, and Electrical Typical Properties.
Article Date:
1/20/2009
Article ID:
536
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