Makrolon® – Polycarbonate
The high-performance properties of Makrolon® polycarbonate make it a go-to material for applications in diverse industries. It is extremely robust, lightweight with glass-like transparency and is impact resistant – even at extremely low temperatures. It has a high dimensional stability and is easily molded, yet has excellent heat resistance with a glass transition temperature of up to 148ºC. Applications include lighting, medical and food contact, flame-retardant, impact-modified and glass-fibre reinforced grades. These grades can be used for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding, in a range of markets including automotive and transportation, construction, electronics, medical, lighting and optical data storage. General purpose grades are offered in transparent, translucent and opaque colours and supplied in granular form. Special colours can also be developed upon request. Products made out of polycarbonate have long life span and allow efficient reusability. Stronger and lighter than glass, polycarbonate also provides energy and CO2 emission savings. Most post-production waste is mechanically recycled into “recyclate grade” polycarbonate blends.