TECANAT® natural

Unfilled polycarbonate

Due to its low level of crystallinity, Ensinger's polycarbonate, marketed as TECANAT natural, has a high level of transparency. The unmodified PC is characterized by high strength, rigidity and hardness, as well as good impact strength. However, as is the case with all amorphous thermoplastics, lower chemical resistance may be a limiting factor in the material selection process.



Chemical designation
PC (Polycarbonate)
1,19 g/cm3

Main Features

  • excellent impact strength
  • excellent strength and stiffness
  • excellent dimensional stability
  • good machinability

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Tensile strength at yield9,300psi@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    340,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Elongation at break90%@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Flexural strength12,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    320,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Impact strength (Izod)2.5ftlbsin@ 73 °FASTM D 256
    Rockwell hardness70 (118)-@ 73 °FASTM D 785
    Wear (K) factor2500*10-10in3minftlbshrAgainst Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpmASTM D 3702
    Coefficient of friction0.38-Dynamic, 40 psi, 50 fpmASTM D 3702
    Compression strength2,100psi@1% strain, 73 °FASTM D 695
    Compression strength10,000psi@10% strain, 73 °FASTM D 695
    Compression modulus245,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 695
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Deflection temperature280F@ 66 psiASTM D 648
    Deflection temperature270F@264 psiASTM D 648
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)3.8*10^-5 in/in / degreASTM D 696
    Service temperature275FIntermittent-
    Service temperature250FLong Term-
    Specific heat0.30butlbf-
    Thermal conductivity1.39BTU-in/hr-ft^2 - degASTM C 177
    Vicat softening point309FASTM D 1525
  • Electrical properties
    Electrical propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Volume resistivity1.0*1017O*cmASTM D 257
    Dielectric strength378V/milASTM D 149
    Dielectric constant3.17-@ 60 Hz, 73 °F, 50% RHASTM D 150
    Dielectric constant2.96-@ 1MHzASTM D 150
    Dissipation factor0.0009-@ 60 Hz, 73 °FASTM D 150
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Moisture absorption0.13%@ 24 hrs, 73 °FASTM D 570
    Moisture absorption0.35%@ saturation, 73 °FASTM D 570
    Flammability (UL94)HB--

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