Custom Polycarbonate Extrusions
Polycarbonate is an engineering plastic that is naturally transparent. It is a versatile plastic that is found almost everywhere today, from displays to lighting fixtures to industrial applications. What makes polycarbonate an excellent material for extrusions and fabrications is its toughness. It can transmit light internally, like glass, but is far more impact resistant than other thermoplastics.
Crescent Plastics provides custom polycarbonate extrusions and polycarbonate fabrication for all of your application needs.
Thermoplastic Polycarbonate Characteristics
Polycarbonate is a durable plastic that is ideal for applications that need both impact resistance and transparency. It provides the transparency of glass, while still being lightweight and shatter-resistance. It is frequently used to create bullet-resistant parts because of its impact strength.
It provides a number of other beneficial characteristics, including:
- Strong even at elevated temperatures
- High modulus of elasticity
- Environmentally friendly and easily recycled
- Low deformation under load
- Excellent creep and cold flow resistance
- Low coefficient of thermal expansion
- Good electrical insulation properties
- Versatile and easy to fabricate
Applications for Polycarbonate Fabrication
Polycarbonate is a versatile material that can be routed, milled or drilled and is an ideal material for almost every industry. One of the most popular applications for polycarbonate is light diffusers. Because of its natural transparency, impact resistance and lightweight, it is an excellent material to use for lighting diffusers.
You can also frequently find polycarbonate in consumer products, especially in outdoor applications because of its durable properties. Many pieces of sports equipment and camping gear are made from thermoplastic polycarbonate, including helmets, gearboxes, and recreation equipment.
The medical industry is also a frequent user of polycarbonate for various devices. It is found all over operating rooms including in cannulas, inflators, and other transparent surgical tools. It is also found in many filter cartridges for renal dialysis and cardiac surgery because it provides rigid support and clarity.
Crescent Plastics produces polycarbonate for a range of industries, including:
Lighting: Because of its durability and glass-like clarity, polycarbonate is used for extruded plastic lighting lenses in a variety of home, commercial, industrial and medical applications. We provide a range of options including lay-in, snap-in, clip-on, and more to fit your lighting needs.
Appliance: Extruded polycarbonate can be used for everything from door trims to bumpers to breaker strips on appliances. Because of its mechanical properties and versatile fabrication abilities, it is an ideal material for creating visually appealing components.
Building and Construction: Polycarbonate makes an excellent construction material because it is strong, durable, and fire-retardant. It is frequently used in chair rails, railings, edge guards, wall guards, plastic trim moulding, bumpers, and more.
Outdoor Signage: Polycarbonate is a sign-grade plastic that provides a durable, lightweight solution to exterior signage. Because of its durability it is used for architectural extrusions and signage in convenience stores, gas stations, and more.
Extruded Trim: Polycarbonate makes the ideal material for extruded plastic trim in a variety of profiles, colors, finishes, foamed profiles, and more. Polycarbonate extruded trim is found in POP displays, consumer products, and many other industries.
Signs/Sign Holders: Custom fabricated sign frames and extruded sign holders made from polycarbonate are perfect for store fixtures, label holders, and more. Because polycarbonate is an easy-to-fabricate material, it can be extruded in a range of shapes, colors, finishes, co-extrusions, and more to meet your sign needs.
Custom Polycarbonate Extrusions from Crescent Plastics
Crescent Plastics offers custom polycarbonate extrusions for a wide range of applications and industries. With our vast knowledge and numerous manufacturing capabilities, we can manufacture the polycarbonate fabrication that is perfect for all of your needs.