Polycarbonate is the toughest transparent plastic produced. Outstanding impact strength (it is virtually unbreakable) makes it the material of choice for many industrial applications. It has good electrical insulation properties and low moisture absorption. Polycarbonate is resistant to both heat and flame, and is dimensionally stable and generally unaffected by greases, oils, and acids. Weatherability is good, but slightly below that of acrylic. Ultraviolet rays cause slight discoloring and embrittlement. Polycarbonate tubing offers the advantages of a clear, see-through tubing with the added impact toughness necessary for industrial applications.
  • Can be cut using all machines EXCEPT lasers (it gives off toxic fumes)
  • Can be oven and line bent
  • Can be glued
  • Edges are normally left with router cut, not flame polished
  • Is especially unbreakable with high dielectric properties
  • Available in Plates/Sheets/Tubes
  • Available in clear or smoke tint
  • Custom fabrication services available from WS Hampshire
  • Thermoforming available from WS Hampshire
Unit of Measure



N/A 0.125 in3.175 mm


N/A 0.125 in3.175 mm

Stock Size

N/A 48.000 x 96.000 in1219.2 x 2438.4 mm


N/A 48.00 in1219.20 mm


N/A 96.000 in2438.4 mm

Sheet Weight per Unit Area

N/A 0.81 lbs/ft²3.95442 kg/m²

Thickness Tolerance

N/A ±10%


N/A Sheets



N/A Aircraft Parts Electrical Components Food Equipment Light Fittings Machine Guards Medical Equipment Safety Devices


Optional Stock Size

N/A 60.000 x 96.000 in1524 x 2438.4 mm

Grade Description


    Tough, transparent plastic. Good electrical insulation properties.