A thermoplastic that can be shaped and formed through a number of manufacturing processes. It machines well and can be solvent bonded and welded. It is tough and resistant to damage which is an ideal property for a mobile phone. If dropped, a mobile phone with a polycarbonate casing is likely to survive undamaged. It is an insulator, often used to insulate electrical circuits. Supplied in a range of colours.
|Density||1200 to 1220||kgm-3||Clip|
|Tensile strength||55000000 to 75000000||Nm-2||Clip|
|Youngs modulus||2000000000 to 2400000000||Nm-2||Clip|
|Linear expansivity||0.000065 to 0.000070||K-1||Clip|
|Specific heat capacity||1200 to 1300||Jkg-1K-1||Clip|
|Thermal conductivity||0.19 to 0.22||Wm-1K-1||Clip|