What is GE LEXAN?

GE Plastics materials, including LEXAN(R) polycarbonate, are used in a wide variety of applications such as CDs, automobile parts, computer housings, cookware, outdoor signage, cell phones, bullet resistant shielding and building materials.

What is LEXAN glass made of?

Whatever name it goes by, Lexan is a polycarbonate resin thermoplastic. It has a variety of applications and is notable for his superior impact resistance. Lexan is often used, like acrylic, in situations that call for more durable versions of “glass-like” surfaces. There are many advantages to Lexan.

Who makes LEXAN polycarbonate?

LEXAN is a brand of Polycarbonate, thermoplastic polymers that is currently produced by SABIC.

What is polycarbonate resin?

Polycarbonate, also known as PC resin, is a type of engineering plastic, which is a generic term for plastics that are specially designed for enhanced strength, temperature resistance, and other mechanical properties.

Which is better Lexan or Plexiglass?

Lexan has the higher impact resistance of the two and will (in most cases) bend rather than crack. Besides being less inclined to discoloration, Plexiglass is more scratch-resistant and tends to be the less costly, but is does not have the same strength as Lexan.

How much is a sheet of Lexan?

Clear LEXAN 9034 Polycarbonate Sheet

Stock Description Price
43041 0.375″ (9.5mm) x 12″ x 12″ Clear LEXAN ™ 9034 Polycarbonate Sheet $21.99/Sheet In Stock $21.99/Sheet In Stock
43042 0.472″ (12.7mm) x 12″ x 12″ Clear LEXAN ™ 9034 Polycarbonate Sheet $29.35/Sheet In Stock $29.35/Sheet In Stock

Which is better Plexiglass or Lexan?

Can Lexan crack?

Pooling water eventually seeps into the nooks and crannies of the floor, threatening issues of mold and rot. Repair cracks in Plexiglas or Lexan shower doors promptly, as cracks spread easily — and spreading cracks can lead to even greater damage.

Which is stronger Lexan or plexiglass?

Will Lexan yellow in the sun?

Cons of Lexan: Poorer clarity, cannot be polished to restore clarity. Can be yellowed over time by UV rays. Low level of resistance to abrasive cleaners and surfaces.

Why does polycarbonate turn yellow?

Colours: Unlike acrylic though, the colour clarity of polycarbonate does diminish over time and will adopt a yellow hue with prolonged exposure to the UV rays.