strength: 60–65 MPa (yieldstress, tensile strength)
high toughness, very good impact resistance even at low temperatures: does not break (notched Charpy),
good dimensional stability,
wide temperature range for application: from –60°C to +115°C,
hardness (Rockwell): M 70 – M 75,
good damping capability,
physiologically inert, it can come in contact with food and medicine,
favorable creep resistance: 17 MPa tension for 1%extension under 1000 h,
density: 1,2 kg/dm3
Cutting (turning, milling, drilling, sawing): Traditional metalworking – or in certain cases, woodworking tools – carbon steel, rapid steel, hard metal, diamond can be used in sharp design only. Cooling is recommended, which allows high cutting rates e. g. v = 200–400 m/min for turning and milling, v = 50–100 m/min for drilling.
Adhesive bonding and welding: feasible.
DOCANAT (PC - Polycarbonate) Products
Two sides have antistatic surface layer, but the bulk material is electricllay insulator.
DOCANAT clear 099
Optical quality, eliminates the unfavorable properties of PMMA (plexiglas). Suitable for safety glasses. Not UV protected, basic version.
DOCANAT clear 099 FR
Flame-retardant version. It belongs to the V-0 flammability class, whereas the other PC belong to V-2.
DOCANAT clear longlife 2099
The material has dual side UV protection, for outdoor use.
DOCANAT longlife bronze 2850
50% light permeability at every sheet thickness, with UV protection on two sides.
DOCANAT longlife white 2150
50% light permeability at 3 mm sheet thickness, with UV protection on two sides.
DOCANAT PC 1000
Amorphous, unreinforced, not UV stabilized, permeable to light in the “natural” version, but not water-white, i. e. optical quality. Widely used in instrument manufacturing and food industry.
DOCANAT PC GF30
Glass fibre reinforced version of DOCANAT PC 1000, resulting higher dimensional stability and modulus of elasticity.
On request sheets. Black sheet produced with the usage of technological waste materials. Available only in 3, 4 and 5 mm thickness. Typically used for cover and holder plate of electrical boxes. Sheet size: 1250 x 2050 mm.