This amorphous polymer is commonly used for its high shock resistance even at low temperature. It is not a material recommended for mechanical applications, even if its dimensional stability does make it suitable for precision parts.
High impact resistance
Low moisture absorption
It has no self-lubricating power and it is attacked by oil and grease, therefore it cannot be considered suitable for lubricated moving mechanical parts.
Mechanical: it is used for precision mechanisms when good dimensional stability is required
Food contact: physiologically inert if natural.
Electrical: good dielectric properties. It is mainly used in this field.
Chemical: the use of PC in the chemical industry is not ideal, due to the poor resistance to hydrocarbons.
Heat distortion point at 1,8 N / mm2
From the bar graph we can see that the materials with higher operating temperatures are : PES - PEI - PEEK