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LEXAN™ Polycarbonate Plastic

Polycarbonate (PC) is a formless thermoplastic polymer often used as a glass substitute for automotive, aviation, architecture, engineering, electronics, graphics, and other applications. SABIC’s Polycarbonate Plastic is developed with a specialized blend of transparent resins unique to the LEXAN™ brand.


High-quality polycarbonate plastics by SABIC 

SABIC’s ongoing investment in new product innovations, research and development over the past 50 years has led to the more sustainable LEXAN™ Plastic, supported by development and technical talent worldwide.

LEXAN polycarbonate is up to 250 times stronger than glass of the same thickness yet it’s incredibly lightweight and easy to work with. And compared to other plastics, LEXAN plastics can withstand higher temperatures, humidity, and extreme weather conditions.

SABIC's sheets can be cut and cold-formed on-site for maximum flexibility, and fully customized for limitless design options in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Our products are translucent, impact resistant, and designed to last a lifetime.

Key Benefits

·        High optical quality

·        lightweight

·        high stiffness

·        weatherproof

Plastic for aviation

SABIC has supplied the transportation and aviation industries advanced polycarbonate plastics for decades, emphasizing FST (fire, smoke and toxicity) research and materials.

In addition to fire-smoke-toxicity performance, LEXAN™ Plastic improves the flying experience, reduces costs, and meets regulatory compliance, weight-out, and sustainability requirements.

·        FST compliant

·        conserves fuel and lowers emissions

·        improves safety

·        enhance cabin safety and comfort

See aviation industry brochures below:

·        Thermoplastic sheet solutions for aircraft interior plastics

·        Next-generation solutions for aircraft designers

Plastics for automotive exteriors

Improve vehicle performance, style and safety with a lightweight, high-performance polycarbonate plastic with value-added features to minimize ripple, distortion, and visual defects.

SABIC’s thermoformable sheet applications include laminated and formed glazing for aircraft canopies, motorcycles, windscreens, and vehicle windows.

·        visually superior

·        thermoformable

·        durable

·        weatherproof

Plastic for automotive interiors

Textured and coated LEXAN™ Polycarbonate Plastic Films can be used for interior automotive applications like dials, audio or video remote control fascia, control panels, wet-out window automotive display, and backlit applications. 

In addition to outstanding dimensional stability and flexibility, LEXAN films give you greater design flexibility and beautiful aesthetics for 2D and 3D applications with square corners, straight sides, narrow-width lines, and flat plateaus. Available in one-side or two-sided textures.

Enjoy SABIC’s hands-on engineering support with most aspects of application development – from design reviews, prototyping, and testing, to thermoforming, injection moulding, and insert mould decoration.

·        dimensionally stable

·        flexible yet strong

·        increased design freedom

·        aesthetically pleasing

Plastic for automotive interiors

LEXAN™ Sheet & Film Products 

Solid Sheet

Flexible and lightweight, the LEXAN™ Solid Polycarbonate Sheet is crystal-clear with low ripple and distortion. Designed for strength, light transmission, and long-term protection, these sheets look just like glass but are 250 times stronger.

Choose from transparent or opal white with UV protection on one or both sides. 

·        Maximum light

·        low ripple and distortion

·        long-lasting protection

·        strong yet flexible

Corrugated Sheet

The clarity of glass in a lighter, stronger material, the LEXAN™ Corrugated sheet offers maximum light transmission, impact resistance and weatherability.

LEXAN™ Corrugated Polycarbonate Sheets are lightweight yet durable for easy transportation, handling, and installation. Ideal for greenhouses, carport roofing, storm panels, patios, pool coverings, or anywhere a lightweight, protective solution is required.

·        easy transport and installation

·        impact resistant

·        versatile

·        lowers costs

THERMOCLEAR™ Multiwall Sheet

Fully customized in a variety structures, coatings, colors, and finishes, THERMOCLEAR™ Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets can be easily cut and cold-formed on-site for primary glazing and overglazing. THERMOCLEAR sheets are perfect for industrial, commercial and residential glazing applications.

Available in opal white, solar-control green, bronze, or clear, and anti-condensation Dripgard coating.

·        flexible and lightweight 

·        fire and UV protected

·        maximum insulation 

·        optimum light transmission

Plastic Film

A proprietary blend of high-quality, high-performance resins gives LEXAN™ Polycarbonate Plastic Film its reputation as the best polycarbonate plastic available for graphics, engineering, electronics, automotive, anti-fog, lighting, battery, government IDs, and other applications.

Plastic film is multi-functional, reduces system costs, and supports the creation of innovative designs with higher functionality and sustainability. And all LEXAN films are RoHS, REACH and UL certified.

·        sustainable

·        functional

·        versatile

·        decorative

LEXAN™ Building Systems

Choose LEXAN™ Polycarbonate Building Systems for the best UV-protection, weatherproofing and thermal insulation.

From commercial greenhouses to industrial buildings, sports stadiums, private homes and office buildings, LEXAN allows increased design freedom and versatility compared to glass applications.

Developed for easy on-site installation and maintenance, Building Systems are often used for commercial and residential roofing, glazing, and facades.

Available in a range of textures and colors to meet custom requirements.

Applications and Industries

·        Building & Construction

·        Safety & Security

·        Transportation

·        Electrical & Electronics

·        Sign & Display