Polycarbonate is naturally transparent, with the ability to transmit light nearly that of glass. It has high strength, toughness, heat resistance, and excellent dimensional and colour stability. RH Nuttall Limited are able to offer polycarbonate sheet, washers, gaskets, seals, and polycarbonate strip in a clear colour. RH Nuttall Limited generally work with Lexan Polycarbonate in the production of their washers and gaskets. Flame retardants can be added to polycarbonate without significant loss of properties. With a high tensile strength of 55-75MPa, Polycarbonate lends itself to a myriad of applications. Furthermore, it has a good working temperature range of -135°C to +115°C.
We produce washers and gaskets from polycarbonate for applications including visors, machine guards and screens. However, caution must be taken when using polycarbonate with chemicals as its resistance is poor. Its application with water is fair, but only up at room temperature. When temperatures are increased to over 60°C, hydrolysis can occur, degrading the plastic.
Adhesive backing can be applied to one or both sides of any polycarbonate component we produce.