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Quadrant PC 1000

Extruded Grade • Natural Color



PC 1000 machine grade polycarbonate (PC) is a transparent amorphous thermoplastic which offers very high impact strength and high modulus of elasticity. The material has a 290 degreesF heat deflection temperature at 264 psi, absorbs very little moisture and resists acidic solutions. These properties, in addition to good electrical characteristics, make PC 1000 machine grade polycarbonate stock shapes an excellent choice for electrical/electronic applications. Its strength, impact resistance and transparency also make it an ideal material for certain transparent structural applications such as sight glasses and windows. PC 1000 machine grade polycarbonate is stress relieved making it ideal for close tolerance machined parts.

  • Excellent impact resistance, toughness and elongation properties elasticity.
  • Transparent
  • Good dielectric properties
  • Economical thermal performance

Forms and Sizes  Plate    Rod  
Typical Properties

PhysicalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Density/Specific Gravity @ 73°Flb/in30.0434ASTM D792
Water Absorption Immersion, 24 Hours% by wt.0.2ASTM D570 (2)
Water Absorption Immersion, Saturation% by wt.0.4ASTM D570 (2)

MechanicalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Izod Impact (notched), 73°Fft-lb/in1.5ASTM D256 Type "A"
Hardness, Rockwell M, 73°F-75ASTM D785
Hardness, Durometer, Shore "D" Scale, 73°F-80ASTM D2240
Tensile Elongation at Break, 73°F%100-
Hardness, Rockwell R, 73°F-126ASTM D785
Compressive Modulus of Elasticity, 73°Fksi300ASTM D695
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity, 73°Fksi320ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity, 73°Fksi350ASTM D790
Shear Strength, 73°Fpsi9200ASTM D732
Tensile Strength, 73°Fpsi10500ASTM D638
Compressive Strength, 10% Deformation, 73°Fpsi11500ASTM D695
Flexural Strength, 73°Fpsi13000ASTM D790
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs. Steel) Dynamic---QTM 55007
Wear Factor "k" x 10-10 in3-min/ft-lb-hr)--QTM 55010
Limiting PV (with 4:1 safety factor applied)psi-ft/min--QTM 55007

ThermalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Thermal ConductivityBTU-in/hr-ft2-°F1.29ASTM F433
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (-40°F to 300°F)μin/in-°F39E-831 (TMA)
Continuous Service Temperature in Air (Max.) (1)°F250-
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 psi°F290ASTM D648
Tg-Glass Transition (Amorphous)°F293ASTM D3418
Melting Point (Crystalline) Peak°F--ASTM D3418
Flammability, UL94-HB-

ElectricalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Dissipation Factor, 106 Hz-0.0009ASTM D150
Dielectric Constant, 106 Hz-3.17ASTM D150
Dielectric Strength, Short TermkV/in400ASTM D149
Surface Resistanceohms/sq.>= 1.00e+13ANSI/ESD STM 11.11

ChemicalMeasurementValueTesting Method
Acids, Weak, 73°F-Acceptable-
Alcohols, 73°F-Acceptable-
Alkalies, Weak, 73°F-Acceptable-
Inorganic Salt Solutions, 73°F-Acceptable-
Continuous Sunlight, 73°F-Limited-
Hot Water / Steam-Limited-
Hydrocarbons - Aliphatic, 73°F-Limited-
Conductive / Static Dissipative, 73°F-No-
Acids, Strong, 73°FpH 1-3Unacceptable-
Alkalies, Strong, 73°FpH 11-14Unacceptable-
Chlorinated Solvents-Unacceptable-
Hydrocarbons - Aromatic, 73°F-Unacceptable-
Ketones, Esters-Unacceptable-

ComplianceMeasurementValueTesting Method
Canada AG-No-
USP Class VI-No-

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NOTE: The information contained herein are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. It is given without obligation or liability. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.

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