Polycarbonate (PC) is a transparent amorphous thermoplastic which allows for the internal transmission of light nearly in the same capacity as glass. Polycarbonate has an excellent impact strength and good heat resistance. PC has 200 higher impact resistance compared to glass. The raw material can be combined with flame retardant materials without significant deterioration of the material. In addition, PC has an excellent mechanical strength within the temperature range of -50 to 120 °C.
Polycarbonate is a particularly useful raw material when impact resistance and transparency are required. Polycarbonate is commonly used in automotive components, medical devices, and protective gear. Products made from polycarbonate include, for example, safety goggles and glazing for forestry machines, excavators, and tractors. It is also an excellent glazing material for private and public premises at risk of vandalism.