Polycarbonate moulded parts from the specialistMüller Ahlhorn
Ahlhorn | 19.09.2016
Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH is one of the best-known and most specialized processors of polycarbonate in the form of films and sheets. The brands Lexan and Makrofol/Makrolon are used
Properties of polycarbonate
The material is equipped with many good properties. The plastic is highly impact resistant, heat resistant up to approx. 130 °C and cold resistant up to approx. -40 °C, dimensionally stable and insulating.
Polycarbonate is available in transparent, in black or milky white, in flame-retardant according to UL94-V0, according to FDA regulations and with scratch-resistant coating.
Processing of polycarbonate
This polycarbonate film can be printed, cut, punched, glued, embossed, deep-drawn and bent using various processes from Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH.
Fields of application of polycarbonate
The material can be used for displays and nameplates for household, industry, mobile phones, automotive and many other applications where the print is protected by the film itself.
Especially in the field of LED lighting technology, Lexan is used as a light diffusion film. Polycarbonate is also frequently used as a moulded insulating part in the field of electrical insulation materials.
Many customers sell their electric motors, transformers and lights to the United States. UL certification is usually required for these products.
The special feature of UL certification is the strong focus on individual components and their technical, mechanical and chemical interaction.
The overriding principle and guiding principle of UL certification is also here the minimization of risk for the end user.
For the winding industry there are so-called UL recognized repackagers. These are mostly processors who further process the materials produced by the original manufacturers.
This repackaging means that UL basically certifies the products in the containers and dimensions in which they leave the respective production.
If materials are wrapped, punched or formed, the UL approval of the respective product becomes invalid.
The repackaging approval granted by UL means that the surface insulation materials and laminates processed by us do not lose these approvals.