Understanding Polycarbonate Film
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Published on June 08, 2022

What is Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic film that excels in having strong and transparent properties. This thermoplastic film is used in a variety of industries such as graphic, electrical, automotive, appliance, consumer electronics, display, signage and many more. Due to its versatility, polycarbonate is one of the most common plastic films in the market.  

Properties of Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate film is used in many industries and applications. There are multiple characteristics and properties that are key:

  • Good optical clarity
  • Outstanding dimensional stability
  • Extreme durability
  • Good printability without pre-treatment
  • Excellent for die-cutting

Types of Polycarbonate

STRYKER offers a wide variety of polycarbonate films that fit various application needs:

  • Clear, graphic and optical films
  • Electrical films
  • Hardcoated films
  • Medical films
  • Anti-fog films
  • Weatherable films
  • ID and security films

Polycarbonate Applications

Polycarbonate films are available in a wide-range of gauges and finishes to deliver top-quality performance and unlimited versatility. By providing consistent printability and ease of processing, polycarbonate films can be used in countless applications such as:

  • Caution/warning labels
  • Automotive and agricultural gauge fronts
  • Outdoor menu boards
  • OSHA signage
  • Control panel fronts
  • Graphic overlays
  • Maintenance/lubrication schedules
  • Operator instructions
  • Machine schematic diagrams

Technical Specifications

STRYKER offers polycarbonate with the following technical specifications (but not limited to):

Material: Polycarbonate is a tough, transparent plastic material with outstanding strength, stiffness and is impact resistant, even at low temperatures. Polycarbonate sheets have excellent dimensional stability.

Sizes: Up to 4’ x 8’

Thicknesses: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 15, 20 and 25 mm

Finishes: Brushed, polished, matte and clear

Colors: Clear and white

Looking for a custom polycarbonate product? We would be honored to help meet your needs while keeping quality top of mind. STRYKER is a third-generation, woman-owned small business that specializes in industrial nameplates and durable customized workwear with in-house screen printing and embroidery services. Our ISO 9001:2015 certification proves we are serious about quality and consistently strive to provide products that meet customer and regulatory requirements along with unmatched customer service. Visit the STRYKER showroom, get a quote or call 920-731-9105 to get started on your project today.