Polycarbonate tubes are fire retardant, vandal-proof and extremely impact resistant! The polycarbonate tubes are extruded from normal standard granulate and do not have a UV protective layer. Polycarbonate tubes are visually less pure than acrylic tubes, but on the other hand, they have a better fire certification (B1 according to the European standard) and are particularly impact resistant. The tubes can be ordered per full-length of 2 meters and half-length of ± 1 meter.
Polycarbonate tubes are standard available in diameters from Ø 10 to 250 mm with wall thicknesses varying from 1.5, 2, 3, 4 and 5 mm thick. If you are looking for other diameters, you can also opt for transparent acrylic tubes. We have acrylic tubes in stock in diameters from Ø 12 to 610mm.
Polycarbonate tubes are mainly used for technical applications because of their impact resistance. The tubes are mostly used in the lighting industry as a shield around light sources, but also in the process industry. For inspiration, please take a look at our Acrylic Community.
Sawing, milling, bonding and drilling. For more information about fabricating acrylics, please go to our fabrication page.
Lexan® and Makrolon® are well-known brand names of polycarbonate.
10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 180, 200, 250
1,5, 2, 3, 4, 5
Half-length (±1000mm), Full-length (±2000mm)
fire retardant, minimal thickness tolerance, impact resistant
architecture, building & renovation, decor building, display building, industry, interior building, machine building, plastic fabricators/trade, yacht & marine building
Acrylic is optically more pure than polycarbonate. Polycarbonate, on the other hand, is much more impact-resistant than acrylic, but yellows faster.
No, this is not advisable. Polycarbonate tubes do not have a UV filter and the material will yellow quickly.
It is possible to order samples of clear, satin or opal tubes. These samples are meant to be able to look at the type of tube and its surface. Since we only sell tubes and rods per full length, we do not have residues. That is why it is not possible to order samples of every diameter and wall thickness. We have samples available in one diameter and wall thickness.
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