Polycarbonates offer high impact strength over a
wide temperature range. They can be supplied in
high heat, FDA, UV grades and glass filled. They
are available in a wide variety of stock shapes and can be
custom extruded into unlimited profiles. Following is an
overview of a variety of polycarbonate materials offered
by some of the industry's leading suppliers.
Sheets and Panels
LLC offers Coverlite®
and Thermoclear Plus®
sheets, Lexan® corrugated
polycarbonate panels, Agrilite
™ corrugated PVC panels
and Coverbord™ PVC
trim board material. All of
their sheets feature the latest
in product technology
and are backed by a 10
Lexan Thermoclear Plus is the next generation of multiwall
polycarbonate sheeting that has been produced in
Europe for over 24 years. It will maintain its clarity and
mechanical properties up to 5 times longer than competitor’s
in 8 mm twin
wall, triple wall,
solar control and
UV 2 sided. It is
also available in
25 mm six wall
UV 2 sided.
Coverlite corrugated MR 9” and MR 12” polycarbonate
panels are designed specifically for the metal roofing
industry. Coverlite polycarbonate panels are perfect for
skylights and sidelight applications.
Their new Agrilite PVC corrugated liner panels are
designed for hog barns, food processing, dairy farms and
storage sheds. These liners come in an attractive high-gloss
white finish and offer a scratch resistant surface, high
impact strength and excellent resistance to chemicals.
Coverbord PVC foam trim boards are designed for trim,
fascia or detailed moldings. It is available in wood grain,
matte or smooth finish.
For additional information, contact Tami Churchill Voss,
AmeriLux International, LLC, 1212 Enterprise Drive, De
Pere, WI 54115, 888-602-4441/920-336-9300, Fax:
920-336-9301, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web:
Multiwall and Corrugated
Now it’s easier than ever
before to rely on CO-EX for
a broad range of products including
Polycarbonate Twin, Triple, 4, 5,
and M-Wall sheet and Rooflite
® Corrugated Polycarbonate
sheet and profiles.
CO-EX Products feature advanced
technology and product
development with superior service
that comes with a smaller, close-knit operation.
Macrolux Multiwall Twin, Triple, 4, 5 and M-Wall Polycarbonate
sheet is superior to standard polycarbonate sheet
products due to its strong, multilayer construction. These
layers provide increased thermal insulation and strength
while maintaining high light transmission. Heat reflecting
Macrolux Athermic reduces heat buildup in conservatories,
greenhouses, sunrooms and other glazed buildings, reducing
cooling costs and energy requirements.
Rooflite Corrugated Polycarbonate sheets are flexible
and lightweight for easy installation and are extremely
durable. Rooflite is available in Greca, Sine Wave, Arc
Wave and RoofliteMB® which fits into metal roofing profiles
for effective, economical skylights.
CO-EX’S BDL® is a system of modular panels used to
create vertical, sloped and curved skylights, vertical wall
panels and interior systems. Thanks to a wide range of
accessories, the system is versatile and easy to install.
CO-EX Corporation serves the horticultural, architectural,
metal buildings, plastics, signage and home improvement
For additional information, contact Janice Pravorne, COEX
Corporation, 5 Alexander Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492,
800-888-5364/203-679-0500, Fax: 203-679-0600,
E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.co-excorp.com.
Tubes up to 14”
Futurplast manufactures clear polycarbonate tubes ranging
from 1/4” in diameter to 14” with 1/16”, 1/8” and
1/4” wall thicknesses. These products are stocked at their
strategically located distribution warehouses in Chicago, Los
Angeles, Tampa, Houston, Seattle, New Jersey, Albuquerque,
Columbus and Montreal. If you are looking for one 10” tube with a 1/4” wall and need it
overnighted to you, Futurplast
has got it and will get it to you
when you need it.
Futurplast is a distributor
committed a one-stop shopping
destination for clear
polycarbonate tubes as well
as clear, colored and frosted
“P95” acrylic products, offering
a large selection of in-stock rods and profiles.
Colored polycarbonate tubes are also available on
For additional information, contact Joseph Sorella or
Lisa Houle, Futurplast Extrusions, 3435 Pitfield Blvd.,
St-Laurent, QC, Canada, H4S 1H7, 888-812-9075, Fax:
866-388-2955, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.
Multi-wall Flat Sheets
Gallina USA, entering its 6th year of operation in the
United States, has been producing multi-wall polycarbonate
flat sheets at its location in Janesville, Wisconsin
since April 2007.
They are capable of producing from 4 mm through 25
mm, with a 2, 3, 4,
or 5 layers depending
on the thickness.
also offer custom
sized panels for a
Later in 2008,
Gallina plans to introduce
panels with anti-fog properties for greenhouses
and other applications that require the maximum amount
of visibility and clarity. Gallina panels can be used for a
wide variety of applications from skylights to windows to
canopies to sunrooms. They are also a supplier of storm
panels for home and business protection against the
threat of severe or hurricane weather. The storm panels
have both Florida state and Miami-Dade approval. Gallina
also offers a variety of tongue and groove and standing
For additional information, contact Betty Reed , Gallina
USA, LLC, 4335 Capital Circle, Janesville, WI 53546,
608-531-0450, Fax: 608-531-0451, E-mail: betty@gallinausa.
com, Web: www.gallinausa.com.
Green.tek is a leading, full-service, “cut-and-ship converter”
of hard-to-inventory polycarbonate sheets for the
commercial greenhouse, architectural and construction
markets. Green.tek provides cost-effective, highly efficient
warehousing and logistics services, as well as professional
sales and service capabilities to the plastic distribution market
segment. Partnered with Palram’s manufacturing
expertise in the USA, Green.tek has positioned itself as the
leading polycarbonate supplier in the industry based out
their 220,000 square foot facility in centrally located
Wisconsin. Green.tek offers multi-wall stock ranging from 4
mm to 32 mm in clear and a variety of colors. They can cut
and ship orders within 2 to 3 days and have no minimum
For additional information, contact Erin Kelly,
Green.tek, Inc., 417 East Fulton Street, Edgerton, WI
53534, 800-747-6440/608-884-9454, Fax: 608-884-
9459, E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
Palram Americas presents the transparency
of glass at less than half the weight, combined
with unmatched strength. PALSUN can be cold
bent, fabricated and/or formed, making it ideal for applications
such as barrel vault roofing, roof (sky) lights, architectural
roofing and glazing. Clear, translucent or opaque, sheets are also ideal as machine guards, sound barriers
and safety glazing.
It is available in several forms including UV protected on
one or both sides, embossed
(E102, prismatic, hair cell), with a
higher fire resistant rating, in
matte on one side and with abrasion
resistance on one or both
48” x 96”,
60” x 96”
and 72” x
96” in thicknesses of 0.04”, 0.06”
and unit values from 0.08” to 0.5”.
Sunlite® HG polycarbonate sheets,
from Palram Americas, combine
the benefits of a multi-wall polycarbonate
sheet with an attractive textured
finish that looks similar to
hammered glass, hence the HG
moniker. The sheet provides highly
diffused light transmission and a
semi-private transparency, allowing
for multiple uses. It is ideal for architects,
display manufacturers, fabricators
and contractors looking for
something special, but cost-effective
and easy to use.
and easy to
work with, is
and is weather
and UV resistant for long life.
Sunlite HG is also extremely flexible
to allow vertically positioned panels
to conform to arched construction.
For additional information, contact
Stan Schultz, PALRAM Americas,
Inc., 916-989-2615, Fax: 916-
290-0229, E-mail: stan.schultz@
palram.com, Web: www.
Tubing & ProfilesPetro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. (PET, Inc.) is a custom
and stock tubing and profile extruder of engineering
grade thermoplastics. They specialize in a wide
range of compounds including general purpose, UV, FDA
and high heat grades of polycarbonate.
PET, Inc. can custom extrude clear and colored polycarbonate
tubing from 1/16” to 8” in a variety of shapes and wall thicknesses. They also
custom extrude polycarbonate
offering an extensive selection
of standard colors with
color matching capabilities.
For additional information,
contact Sales, Petro
Inc., P. O. Box 99, Garwood, NJ 07027, 800-229-3338/
908-789-3338, Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail: rpetro@
petroextrusions.com, Web: www.petroextrusions.com.
Plaskolite, Inc. offers polycarbonate
mirror sheet in .118”
and .236” thickness, in a sheet
size of 48” x 96”. It can be easily
fabricated, saw, router or laser
cut. Polycarbonate mirror is recommended
for those applications
requiring high impact strength,
heat and flame resistance.
A scratch-resistant coating is available for those more
demanding applications requiring abrasion, stain and solvent
For additional information, contact Jonda Baldwin,
Plaskolite, Inc., P.O. Box 1497, Columbus, OH 43216,
800-848-9124, Fax: 877-538-0754, E-mail: plaskolite@
plaskolite.com, Web: www.plaskolite.com.
Rod, Plate & Tube
Plastifab Industries manufactures standard stock
shapes, rod, plate and tube and custom profiles in
polycarbonate. Available in utility, specialty and engineering
grades, polycarbonate offers superior impact and
toughness, clarity, high mechanical strength and rigidity
and good thermal properties.
For additional information, contact Plastifab Industries,
7777 Route Transcanadienne, Montreal, PQ, Canada H4S
1L3, 800-361-4774/514-325-9840, Fax: 514-325-5222,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.plastifab.ca.
MAKROLON HYGARD® bullet resistant glazing from
Sheffield Plastics Inc., a Bayer MaterialScience
Company, offers bullet resistant containment up to UL
752 Level 3. It also
offers optical clarity and
BR laminates accomplish
this with three products:
BR750, BR1000 and
BR1250. They are rated
for security applications
requiring UL Listed Level
1, Level 2 and Level 3 bullet resisting glazing respectively.
All three products are clear, with custom colors available
upon request, and sizes range from 38”-60” in width
and 60”-96” in height, with custom sizes available.
Low Flammability Polycarbonate
Sheffield Plastics Inc., a
Company, offers MAKROLON
® LF (Low Flammability)
material. It is ideal for applications
such as transparent interior
aircraft components, electronic enclosures, gaskets,
spacers, switchgears, electrical devices, thermoformed
equipment and other current-carrying components. The material is easy to form and can be easily die cut,
punched and sheared for the most demanding fabrication
needs. It features improved ductility and reduced brittleness
for superior impact strength, many times that of
float glass and acrylic. It is also UV stabilized and offers
Standard clear and custom colors are available in
gauges ranging from .080” to .250”.
MAKROLON® WG (Window Grade) polycarbonate
sheet is an amorphorus thermoplastic made from
Bayer’s MAKROLON polycarbonate
resin. It is ideal for use
in a variety of applications,
ranging from containment to
fabricated parts. The sheet
ranges in thickness from .750”
thick up to 2”. Polycarbonate
sheet offers extremely high
impact strength and high modulus
of elasticity. Typical applications
include sight windows
for tanks/vessels, viewport windows,
medical parts and some military parts. The sheet
features excellent clarity, dimensional stability and good
dielectric properties. It offers excellent thermal performance
and is fabrication friendly.
For more information, contact Cindy Kahlstrom,
Sheffield Plastics Inc., 119 Salisbury Road, Sheffield,
MA 01257, 800-254-1707, Fax: 800-457-3553,
E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.
Machine Grade Rod &
Röchling Sustaplast LP
offers Sustanat® PC polycarbonate
rods and sheets available
from stock in natural, black
and glass-filled 20%. Rods
range from 3/8” to 6” diameter
(10’ lengths) and sheets
1/4” - 4” (24” x 48”). Custom
sizes and cut-to-size pieces
are also offered on request.
For additional information, contact Tony Caballero,
Röchling Sustaplast L.P., 216 Philips Road, Exton, PA
19341, 800-832-6787/484-875-9040, Fax: 484-875-
9030, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.
The Spiratex Company’s polycarbonate extrusions are
manufactured from lightweight, flame retardant,
durable thermoplastic compounds. They custom extrude
polycarbonate parts in
clear or custom colors.
Glass fiber reinforced and
grades are also available.
Parts that are typically
fabricated can often be
custom engineered and extruded to produce more costeffective
solutions and reduced manufacturing operations.
Architectural finishes are an example of a good use of polycarbonate;
Light casings, railings, handles, support stands,
etc. are all easily manufactured by Spiratex. polycarbonate is
also a good choice for electronic applications when moisture
and impact resistance, rigidity and transparency are critical.
This material delivers the transparency of glass at half the
weight, superb impact resistance; it’s practically unbreakable,
has a wide service temperature range, high clarity and
light transmission. Spiratex will also manufacture polycarbonate
in food grades that are compliant with FDA, NSF,
Canada AG and USP Class VI regulations.
Spiratex is committed to living up to their reputation of
being a reliable source for the production of unusual, difficult
projects. Their experienced team has the ability to
customize polycarbonate profiles and/or tubes to meet
your particular requirements. Their technicians are highly
trained to produce quality products, and take pride in
being involved with some of the most challenging projects
in the world.
For additional information, contact Connie Buick, The
Spiratex Company, 1916 Frenchtown Center Drive,
Monroe, MI 48162, 734-289-5226, Fax: 734-289-4804,
E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.spiratex.com.
Trident Engineering Plastics produces UV-stabilized
clear Optical Machine Grade polycarbonate plate up
to 2.00” thick in sizes of 24” x 48”, 48” x 48”, 48” x 72”
and 48” x 96”. Also included in this new product line are
natural and black machine grade plate up to 4” thick,
white machine grade plate up to 2.50” thick and glassreinforced
polycarbonate plate up to 4.00” thick in sizes
of 12” x 48” and 24” x 48”. Custom sheet sizes and cut to
size blanks are also available.
stock shapes feature excellent
impact resistance, low
moisture absorption, excellent
dimensional stability and
a heat deflection temperature
of 270ºF at 264 psi.
Low internal stress levels
make Trident’s polycarbonate
stock shapes easy to machine
without the need for secondary annealing. Typical applications
for this material include control panels, electrical
components, manifolds and housings for use in medical,
semiconductor and industrial machinery of all kinds.
For additional information, contact Dean Cadic, Trident
Engineering Plastics Inc., 215-946-3999, Fax: 215-
946-0333, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.
Polycarbonate Sheet &
Plastics is a tough,
plastic with excellent
and good strength and stiffness over a wide range of
Zelux is often used for structural
clarity and impact strength are essential, including lenses,
manifolds, site glasses and machine guards. It is also used
for a wide variety of electrical applications since it has low
moisture absorption, good insulating properties and an
excellent flammability rating. Zelux is also easy to
machine, fabricate, paint and glue.
Zelux is available in several formulations: Zelux W is the
window grade and is optically clear. Zelux M is a machine
grade and comes in natural and black. All are available in
sheet sizes from 3/8” up to 2 1/2” thick in 48” x 96” sheet
sizes. Sheets sizes 48” x 120” and 60” x 120” are available
on a custom quote basis. Zelux M sheet is also available
in 24” x 48” sheet sizes up to 4” thick in both natural
and black. All Zelux M products are stress relieved.
Custom quotes are available in 18” widths up to 6” thick.
In addition, 10, 20, 30 and 40% Glass Filled Black Zelux
is available in the above sheet sizes. Custom quotes for
colors, FDA and other grades are available upon request.
For additional information, contact Gary D. King,
Westlake Plastics Company, P.O. Box 127, Lenni, PA
19052, 800-999-1700/610-459-1000, Fax: 610-459-
1084, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.westlakeplastics.com.