Performance Properties

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To learn more about the strength and toughness of our injection molded polymer, we list the material qualities below for you.  Thank you.

Biocompatible HP

LEXAN Resins’ Biocompatible portfolio is an amorphous family of PC resins and PC copolymer blends that combine the toughness of polycarbonate resins with the unique requirements of the Healthcare market.

 

Core Products

LEXAN polycarbonate (PC) and PC-based resins offer impact resistance, outstanding dimensional stability and crystal clarity. This resin is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic with high mechanical, optical, electrical and thermal properties.

 

Flame Retardant

This portfolio of LEXAN polycarbonate resin follows Underwriter Laboratory testing protocols and offers a wide variety of product options.

 

FAR Compliant

LEXAN FAR Compliant is a series of resin that meet the requirements of FAA standards for aircraft cabin and cargo compartment applications.

 

High Heat

The High Heat product portfolio is based on amorphous polycarbonate copolymer blend technology which offers greater thermal resistance than standard LEXAN polycarbonate products.

 

Improved Toughness

This rugged portfolio is a series of polycarbonate (PC) copolymer formulations that offer superior impact and low temperature ductility compared to standard PC grades.

 

Optical Quality

This portfolio provides the strength and pure quality needed for eye wear products, as well as Optical Media applications.

 

Special Effects

The Special Effects portfolio is a series of resins that can enhance your product both aesthetically and functionally through the use of advanced pigment and polymer technology.

 

Scratch Resistant

A broad portfolio of LEXAN DMX resins is available – all grades having improved scratch resistance over conventional polycarbonate and use Bromine & Chlorine Free FR Technologies.

 

Weatherability

The Weatherable resins portfolio is an amorphous family of PC copolymer resin blends, offering outstanding retention of color, gloss, transparency and toughness after weathering combined with the heat and impact performance associated with LEXAN resins.

 

Strength

One of the most distinctive attributes of Lexan resin is its high impact strength. Few other engineering plastics can match its ability to stand up to hard knocks in very cold or very hot temperatures. Products made from Lexan resin are virtually shatter-resistant and virtually unbreakable.

 

Strength of 1/4″ Anchor Pin

Bearacade® has a calculated double shear strength of 4,800 lbf.  Shear values are based on 60% of ultimate tensile strength of the weakest point, the ¼” stainless steel pin.  Unlike tensile and yield strengths, there are no published shear strength values or requirements for ASTM specifications.  The Industrial Fastener Institute (Inch Fastener Standards, 7th ed. 2003. B-8) states that shear strength is approximately 60% of the minimum tensile strength.

 

Durability

The physical advantages of Lexan resin begin with its strength and extend to its resistance to the elements of:
– Water
– Weather
– Ultraviolet light
– Flame (Underwriters Laboratories UL 94V-0 listed – the highest level of flame retardancy and self-extinguishing within 10 seconds)