TECATEC PC CW50 PL V01 natural

Polycarbonate composite plate reinforced with carbon fibre

TECATEC PC CW50 PL V01 natural completes Ensinger's TECATEC high performance composite family with a polycarbonate plate. This polycarbonate composite consists of a polycarbonate matrix which is reinforced with 50 vol% carbon fibre fabric.

The crystal clear polycarbonate matrix offers outstanding appearance while it also provides high impact toughness and excellent machineability. Due to the high amount of carbon fibre reinforcement, the coefficient of thermal expansion is very low. This can be advantageous for many applications, especially if high fluctuations in temperature arise and accuracy is demanded.

TECATEC PC CW50 PL V01 natural has a stiffness of 48 GPa while having a density of only 1.52 g/cm3. This makes the fiber reinforced thermoplastic an ideal candidate to replace steel or aluminium in areas with medium loads and where weight should be reduced. This PC composite plate can be machined or cut via waterjet. Due to the toughness of the polycarbonate matrix, even threads can be directly machined into the material.

The properties of this carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic make it ideal for applications in mechanical engineering, such as robot arms and grippers. Other applications are sporting goods and the automotive industry, where the excellent visual characteristics and the recyclability of the material play an important role.

The carbon reinforced plastic plates are offered in 1 mm steps of panel thickness between 1 mm and 95 mm overall thickness. There is no minimum order quantity for these plates.


Chemical designation
PC (Polycarbonate)
1.52 g/cm3

Main Features

  • high dimensional stability
  • good surface appearance
  • low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • very high stiffness
  • very high strength

Target industries


Technical details

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    General material information Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Fibre type carbon HT 3k - -
    Fibre architecture twill 2/2 - -
    Fibre areal weight 200 g/m2 -
    Fibre volume content 50 % -
    Resin weight content 38.8 % -
    Areal weight finished product 327 g/m2 -
    Material widths 625x525 mm others on request
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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Tensile strength 440 MPa ISO 527-4
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    48000 MPa ISO 527-4
    Flexural strength 615 MPa ISO 14125
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    48000 MPa ISO 14125
    Compression strength 215 MPa ISO 14126
    Interlaminar shear strength 44 MPa ISO 14130
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Glass transition temperature 143 C -
    Service temperature 140 C short term -
    Service temperature 120 C long term -
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 5 106*K-1 in 0° and 90° direction -
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    Predrying Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Drying temperature 120 C -
    Drying time 3 h -

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