Polycarbonates are a group of high-performance thermoplastics known for their excellent optical properties and impact resistance.
They offer exceptional clarity and light transmission, making them suitable for optical applications that require high light transmission, such as lenses and optical filters. Polycarbonates are also known for their remarkable toughness and shatter resistance, making them a popular choice for safety eyewear, protective shields, and other impact-resistant applications. Due to their versatility, they can be easily moulded into various shapes and sizes, offering designers the flexibility to create complex optical components. Polycarbonates also have good heat resistance and can withstand a wide range of temperatures, making them suitable for outdoor applications. However, they may be susceptible to scratching, so anti-scratch coatings are often applied to enhance their durability. Overall, polycarbonates are widely used in the optical industry for their combination of optical excellence, impact resistance, and design flexibility, making them a valuable material in various optical applications.
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