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Apec® thermoplastic is designed to beat the heat

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The uniqueness of Apec® is its outstanding transparency and brilliance paired with a high resistance to heat. It also offers an excellent high-gloss surface for applications such as metallization. This linear, amorphous copolycarbonate can withstand temperatures between approx. -30°C and approx. 150°C for extended periods. It is also tough and resistant to impact.

Our heat-resistant thermoplastic Apec® is ideal for applications in the automotive, electronics, industrial lighting and medical technology sectors. It can comfortably withstand high temperatures up to 150°C according to UL 746B and short-term exposure to up to 200 °C. Because of its good dimensional stability, Apec® can be used to produce precision parts with low tolerances. This makes it an attractive replacement for glass, metal or standard polycarbonate in multiple high-heat applications. The unique features of Apec® also grant a high level of design freedom along with a broad processing range. It is primarily processed via injection molding and is available in clear, transparent, opaque and specialty colored formats. The material’s versatility is further enhanced by grades with UV protection and flame retardance. 

Featured Products

Apec® 1695
MVR (330°C/2.16kg) 45 cm³/10 min; easy release; softening temperature (VST/B 120)=158 °C; Covers for brake lights and indicator lights; Headlamp reflectors/bezels
Apec® 1745
MVR (330°C/2.16kg) 17 cm³/10 min; easy release; for superheated steam sterilization up to 143 °C; meets criteria of US Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI; biocompatible according to many ISO 10993-1 test requirements; softening temperature (VST/B 120)=170 °C; Films for medical packaging; Contact lens holders; Medical vessels; Safety valve for respiration aids; Syringe tops
Apec® 1795
MVR (330°C/2.16kg) 30 cm³/10 min; easy release; low viscosity; 'softening temperature (VST/B 120)=173°C; Covers for brake lights and indicator lights; Headlamp reflectors/bezels
Apec® 1895
MVR (330°C/2.16kg) 18 cm³/10 min; easy release; 'softening temperature (VST/B 120)=183°C; Covers for brake lights and indicator lights; Recessed light fixtures/reflectors; Raised brake lights; Headlamp reflectors/bezels
Apec® 2095
MVR (330°C/2.16kg) 8 cm³/10 min; high viscosity; easy release; 'softening temperature (VST/B 120)=203 °C; Covers for brake lights and indicator lights; Recessed light fixtures/reflectors; Blade-type fuses; Headlamp reflectors/bezels
Apec® DP1-9354
MVR (330°C/2.16kg) 12 cm³/10 min; flame retardant; high viscosity; only opaque colors available; V-0/1.5mm (UL 94); V-0/3.0mm (UL 94); 5VA/3.0mm (UL 94); 'softening temperature (VST/B 120)=185 °C

Key Benefits

  • Heat resistant: Withstands temperatures between -30°C and +200°C.
  • Glass-like transparency: An attractive replacement for glass, that is lighter and stronger.
  • Design freedom: Available in clear, transparent, opaque and specialty colored formats.
  • Flame-retardant: Retardant grades comply with UL 94’s V-0 rating at 1.5 mm thickness.
  • Best surface quality: High-gloss surface suitable for metallization in vacuum or wet coating.

Brochures & Downloads

Engineering Thermoplastics.pdf
Technische Thermoplaste.pdf
Optical properties of Makrolon and Apec.pdf
Polycarbonate blends for the electrical and electronics industries.pdf
Polycarbonate und Polycarbonat-Blends für die Elektro- und Elektronik-Industrie.pdf
Medical Brochure.pdf
Joining Techniques Design Guide.pdf
Part and Mold Design Brochure.pdf
Injection molding - Production equipment and machinery.pdf
Spritzgiessen Fertigungseinrichtungen.pdf
Snap-fit joints for plastic - A design guide.pdf
Apec Typenuebersicht.pdf
Apec Product range.pdf

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