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.

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Density 1200 to 1220 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 540 KClip
Tensile strength 55000000 to 75000000 Nm-2Clip
Youngs modulus 2000000000 to 2400000000 Nm-2Clip
Poissons ratio 0.37 Clip
Linear expansivity 0.000065 to 0.000070 K-1Clip
Specific heat capacity 1200 to 1300 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.19 to 0.22 Wm-1K-1Clip
Rockwell Hardness M70 Clip
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Subjects: Chemistry