Polycarbonate / Tuffak® / Lexan® / Makrolon®

Polycarbonate (Tuffak® / Makrolon® / Lexan®) is a transparent thermoplastic sheet material used where impact resistance, flame retardancy, good dielectric properties and optical clarity are priorities. Polycarbonate thermoforms well, is easy to paint and bonds well using solvents and adhesives. It also has exceptionally high impact strength over a wide temperature range. Many grades of polycarbonate are available with each providing specific properties for a variety of applications.

Key Properties
  • Exceptional Impact Strength
  • Easily Fabricated
  • Outstanding Clarity
  • Flame Retardancy
  • Wide Temperature Range
Standard Shapes and Forms

Sheet: .030” – 1.25” thick

Other Forms: Rod, Tube - see Polycarbonate Machine Grade under Engineering Plastics

The range of sizes and shapes are grade specific minimums may apply. Please contact us for more information.


Tuffak® A (Makrolon® GP)

Tuffak® A (Makrolon® GP) is a transparent, polished surface, UV-stabilized polycarbonate for use in sign and glazing applications. Offering high performance and economy, this sheet meets or exceeds the physical properties of any product in its class. Typical applications include impact-resistant windows, signage, machine guards, barriers and partitions.

Download the Makrolon GP Data Sheet.pdf

Tuffak® XL (Makrolon® GP-V)

Tuffak® XL (Makrolon® GP-V) sheet is a polished surface, UV stabilized, transparent polycarbonate product. GP-V is a flame retardant grade with a UL 94 V-2 rating at 0.060" and greater, then improves to V-0 rating at 0.220" and greater. Other properties include outstanding impact strength, superior dimensional stability, high temperature resistance, and high clarity. This lightweight thermoformable sheet is also easy to fabricate. Typical applications include Industrial parts and components of electrical devices requiring UL 94 V-rated performance, thermoformed and fabricated parts.

Download the Makrolon GP-V Data Sheet.pdf

Tuffak® CM-2 (Makrolon® AR)

Tuffak® CM-2 (Makrolon® AR) polycarbonate sheet offers glasslike surface hardness and the impact strength of polycarbonate. With enhanced UV resistance to protect against yellowing and hazing, Makrolon® AR provides a longer service life for high-profile architectural glazing, and performs extremely well for other flat applications such as view windows and machine guards in harsh chemical environments. It is also useful for school, hospital and bus shelter glazing.

Download the Makrolon AR Data Sheet.pdf

Makrolon® MG

Makrolon® MG (machine grade) polycarbonate engineering plate is an amorphous thermoplastic material that offers extremely high impact strength, high modulus of elasticity, outstanding dimensional stability and good mechanical and electrical properties. See our Polycarbonate Machine Grade page for more information.

Download the Makrolon MG Data Sheet.pdf

Makrolon® FI

Makrolon® FI (flame-inhibiting) sheet is a flame retardant, non-UV stabilized, clear polycarbonate product with a UL 94 V-0 rating at 0.060" and UL 94 5VA rating at 0.118". It features high impact strength, superior dimensional stability, high temperature resistance, and high clarity. This lightweight thermoformable sheet is also easy to fabricate and decorate. Applications include electrical devices, equipment housings, switchgear covers, light fixtures.

Download the Makrolon FI Data Sheet.pdf

Makrolon® Hygard

Makrolon® Hygard, the ultimate security product, was developed to meet the need for a higher performing security glazing material. Makrolon® Hygard offers multiple levels of protection with certified containment glazing (CG) and bullet-resistant (BR) material. They both feature hard coated surfaces for exceptional resistance to abrasion and UV degradation. Designed for security installations such as detention and correctional centers, government facilities and banks, Makrolon® Hygard is being used increasingly for employee protection in 24-hour gas stations and convenience stores as well as other cash transaction areas.

Download the Makrolon Hygard BR750 Data Sheet.pdf

Download the Makrolon Hygard BR1000 Data Sheet.pdf

Download the Makrolon Hygard BR1250 Data Sheet.pdf

Download the Makrolon Hygard CG375 Data Sheet.pdf

Download the Makrolon Hygard CG500 Data Sheet.pdf

Download the Makrolon Hygard CG750 Data Sheet.pdf