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Polycarbonate Composites

  1. Elena Pisanova

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc174

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Pisanova, E. 2012. Polycarbonate Composites. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–9.

Author Information

  1. FMC Corporation, Tonawanda, NY

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

Abstract

Polycarbonate (PC) is one of the most widely used consumer materials, both in its reinforced and unreinforced forms. The introduction of reinforcement improves mechanical and other properties while maintaining the desirable properties of PC, such as ease of manufacturing, chemical resistance, and thermal stability. Reinforcements include glass and graphite fibers, particles, and nanofibers and nanoparticles. An important feature of PC is its ability to form mixtures with a wide variety of other polymers and elastomers, which gives a very wide range of matrixes and properties.

Keywords:

  • polycarbonate;
  • polymer blends;
  • fiber reinforcement;
  • particle reinforcement;
  • nanocomposites;
  • extrusion;
  • injection molding;
  • automotive materials;
  • electrical/electronic materials;
  • biomedical materials