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Glossary » Materials » Polymers » Polycarbonate » 10% Glass Fiber Reinforced
10% Glass Fiber Reinforced PC is a subcategory of Polycarbonate. The additative is added by weight during the manufacturing process. Its elastic modulus ranges from 450 to 600 MPa. Its flexural modulus ranges from 460 to 580 MPa. Its tensile strength ranges from 7000 to 10000 MPa at break. Its flexural strength ranges from 13700 to 16000 MPa. Its compressive strength ranges from 12000 to 14000 MPa. Its Izod Impact strength ranges from 2 to 4 J/cm. Its elongation at break ranges from 4 to 10 %. Its hardness ranges from 62 to 75 Rockwell M. Its specific gravity ranges from 1.27 to 1.28. Its coefficient of thermal expansion ranges from 32 to 38 x 10-6/°C. Its molding pressure ranges from 10 to 20 MPa.
Polycarbonate, also known as PC, is a thermoplastic polycondensate. Common trade names are Lexan and Makrolon. It has excellent strength, toughness, dimensional stability, dielectric strength, flame retardancy, and impact resistance (highest among transparent rigid materials). It is, however, susceptible to stress cracking with aromatic solvents, and is difficult to machine. PC can be used to make optical lenses, windows, medical items, CD's, and power tool housings. It can also be used in truck cabs.
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Other common Polycarbonate (PC) include Unfilled Molding and Extrusion Resins, High Viscosity PC, Unfilled Molding and Extrusion Resins, Low Viscosity PC, 30% Glass Fiber Reinforced PC, 20 - 30% Long Glass Fiber Reinforced PC, 40% Long Glass Fiber Reinforced PC, 50% Long Glass Fiber Reinforced PC, 35% Random Glass Mat PC, 20 - 30% Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Flame-Retardant Grade PC, Polyester Copolymer High Heat PC, Polycarbonate Copolymer High Heat PC, Polycarbonate / Polyester Blends, Impact Modified PC, 6% Stainless Steel Fiber Conductive PC, 10% Stainless Steel Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) PC, 20% PAN Carbon Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) PC, 30% PAN Carbon Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) PC, 40% PAN Carbon Fiber EMI Shielding (conductive) PC, 10-15% PTFE Lubricated PC, 30% PTFE Lubricated PC, 10-15% PTFE, 20% Fiber Reinforced Lubricated PC, and 2% Silicone, 30% Glass Fiber Reinforced Lubricated PC.
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