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Polycarbonate

(P.C.) A thermoplastic, amorphous Polymer where the repeated structural unit in the Polymer chain is the carbonate group (-O-COO-). Applications include extremely impact resistant, transparent, protective and viewing windows and protective helmets.



Polycarbonates were developed commercially in 1957 and are one of the pioneering members of the family of "engineering thermoplastics" created to compete with die-cast metals. They are strong, tough and rigid, while having the ductility normally associated with softer, lower-modulus thermoplastics. They also have excellent electrical insulating characteristics, maintained over a wide range of temperatures and loading rates. Polycarbonates are transparent and can be processed in a variety of ways, including injection molding, extrusion, blow molding and rotational molding. Typical applications are glazing, appliances, water bottles and electrical uses.

Apex GB have over 20 years experience in manufacturing Plastic & Rubber Extrusions, Extruded Profiles and Tubing. We're quite rightfully proud of our reputation for consistently meeting the needs of customers over that time. Because we've remained small and focussed we've also remained more attentitive, more cost effective and more responsive than larger manufacturers.


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Glossary of Extrusion Materials & Terms

A.B.S.
Acrylic
Altec
Chemical Hose
Coextrusion
Compression Set
Cord
Cutting
D.E.H.P.-free PVC
D.O.P.-free PVC
Die
Dioctyl phthalate-free PVC
E.P.D.M.
Elastomer
Extruder
Extrusion
F.E.P.
F.K.M.
F.V.M.Q.
Flouroelastomer
Flourosilicone
Fluorocarbon
Fluoroelastomer
Fluoropolymer
Fluorosilicone
Gaskets
H.D.P.E.
Hose
L.D.P.E.
L.L.D.P.E.
M.D.P.E.
Masterbatch
Medical Tubing
N.B.R.
Natural Rubber
Neoprene
Nitrile P.V.C.
Nitrile Rubber
Nylon 12
Nylon 6
Nylon 66
P.A.
P.B.T.
P.C.
P.E.T.
P.E.X.
P.F.A.
P.M.M.A.
P.P.
P.T.F.E.
P.U.
P.U.R.
P.V.C.
P.V.C.U.
Peristaltic Pump Tubing
Peroxide Cured Silicone
Phthalate-free PVC
Pin
Plastic
Plasticiser
Platinum Cured Silicone
Polyamide
Polycarbonate
Polychloroprene
Polyester
Polyethylene
Polymer
Polyolefin
Polypropylene
Polythene
Polyurethane
PolyVinylChloride
Profile
Quality Assurance
Rigid P.V.C.
Rubber
S.P.C.
Santoprene
Seals
Silicon Rubber
Silicone Rubber
Strip
Synthetic Rubber
T.P.E.
Teflon
Thermoplastic
Thermoplastic Elastomer
Thermoplastic Rubber
Thermoset
Tubing
U.H.M.W.P.E.
U.P.V.C.
V.L.D.P.E.
Vacuum sizing
Vinyl
Viton
X.L.P.E.