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    Poly carbonate

    Poly carbonate in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    poly[carbonato(1,3-propanediyl) 1,1'-diyl bis(4-methyl-1,3-phenylene)

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    Basic Info


    Clear & transparent granules

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    25 Kg Bag

    Brief Overview

    Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic polymer that is widely used in various applications due to its unique properties. It is made from bisphenol A and phosgene, which undergo a polymerization process to form a long-chain polymer. Some of the key properties of polycarbonate include high impact resistance, transparency, heat resistance, and excellent electrical insulation properties. It is also lightweight and can be easily shaped and molded into various forms, making it a popular choice for manufacturing applications. Polycarbonate is used in a wide range of applications, including electronic components, automotive parts, eyewear, medical devices, and construction materials. Its high impact resistance makes it an ideal material for safety equipment such as bulletproof glass, riot shields, and helmets.

    Manufacturing Process

    The manufacturing process of polycarbonate typically involves the following steps:

    1. Preparing the reactants: The two main reactants used in the production of polycarbonate are bisphenol A and phosgene. Bisphenol A is first dissolved in a solvent, typically acetone or methylene chloride, to form a solution. Phosgene is then added to the solution, and the two reactants are allowed to react with each other.

    2. Polymerization: The reaction between bisphenol A and phosgene results in the formation of polycarbonate polymer. The polymerization process can take place either in solution or in the molten state. In solution polymerization, the reaction takes place in a solvent, while in melt polymerization, the reaction takes place in the molten state.

    3. Purification: After the polymerization process, the polycarbonate polymer is typically purified to remove any remaining impurities or unreacted reactants. The purification process may involve several steps, including filtration, washing, and drying.

    4. Forming: Once the polycarbonate polymer is purified, it can be formed into various shapes and sizes using different methods, such as injection molding, extrusion, or thermoforming.


    Polycarbonate has a wide range of applications in various industries due to its unique properties, which include high impact resistance, transparency, heat resistance, and excellent electrical insulation properties. Some of the common applications of polycarbonate include:

    1. Electronic components: Polycarbonate is used to manufacture electronic components such as connectors, sockets, and switches due to its excellent electrical insulation properties.

    2. Automotive parts: Polycarbonate is used to manufacture automotive parts such as headlight lenses, dashboards, and instrument panels due to its high impact resistance and clarity.

    3. Eyewear: Polycarbonate is used to manufacture eyeglass lenses and safety goggles due to its high impact resistance and clarity.

    4. Medical devices: Polycarbonate is used to manufacture medical devices such as blood oxygenators, dialysis machines, and intravenous drip chambers due to its excellent biocompatibility and transparency.

    5. Construction materials: Polycarbonate is used to manufacture construction materials such as roofing sheets, skylights, and sound barriers due to its high impact resistance and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.

    6. Household items: Polycarbonate is used to manufacture various household items such as water bottles, food containers, and kitchenware due to its clarity, durability, and resistance to heat and impact.

    7. Safety equipment: Polycarbonate is used to manufacture safety equipment such as bulletproof glass, riot shields, and helmets due to its high impact resistance and transparency.

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