Everything You Need to Know About Polycarbonate

Lexan Exell D

Everything You Need to Know About Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is naturally transparent, unstructured, thermoplastic. It is used to produce a variety of materials and is particularly useful when impact resistance and transparency are product requirements. Polycarbonate also has good heat resistance and can be easily combined with flame retardant materials without the risk of material degradation.

Polycarbonate and Its Uses

Polycarbonate is fairly easy to use, thanks to its outstanding level of impact resistance and really light weight. It is also easy to cut into a variety of shapes and sizes via thermoforming, cold curving and machining.

Polycarbonate operates at a temperature of approximately 155 degrees Celsius. Therefore, once it reaches its melting point, the material can be cooled and reheated again, without the risk of degradation. This makes polycarbonate very easy to recycle and mould.

Other properties include dimensional stability, shock resistance and resistance to humidity. It stays stable in extremely demanding temperatures and applications where other materials cannot be used.

There are different grades within the polycarbonate family. At Ai Plastics, we stock Lexan Exell D which is available in a range of sizes, from 3mm to 12mm thick.


Based on high-performance polycarbonate Lexan™ resin, SABIC’s portfolio of solid sheet products help customers develop lightweight, durable parts with customizable performance for a wide variety of industries. This virtually unbreakable, transparent LEXAN EXELL D polycarbonate sheet comes with UV protection on both sides and is able to provide remarkable clarity - even after many years of exposure to intense sunlight and extremes weather conditions.

For more information, see our data sheet here.


  • Aerospace
  • Transportation
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Building and construction
  • Material handling
  • Telecommunications
  • Industrial machine industries
  • Swimming pools covers
  • Sign and Display

Key benefits

  • High impact strength
  • Inherent “crystal-clear” transparency
  • Dimensional stability at elevated temperatures
  • Lightweight
  • Formability
  • FDA-compliant
  • Flame-retardant

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Want to know more about polycarbonate Lexan Exell D and other Lexan grades? At Ai Plastics, we cut the material to the size you need and can also produce routered parts. To find out more, visit our website or send us your drawings to get an instant quote.


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