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[GE Structured Products] A registered trademark for a thermoplastic polycarbonate sheet that was first marketed in 1959. Lexan® sheets are clear, strong, and have good weather resistance. They have a lower softening temperature than Plexiglas® and do not fracture as easily. Most of the Lexan® sheets are UV stabilized to provide a resistance to yellowing that is similar to acrylic sheets. The manufacturer lists the following cleaners as compatible with Lexan® sheets: Freon, VM&P naphtha, Windex® with Ammonia D [Dracket Products], Top Job [Proctor & Gamble], Joy [Proctor & Gamble], Palmolive Liquid [Colgate Palmolive] and Formula 409 [Clorox Co.],

Synonyms and Related Terms

polycarbonate; Makrofol® [Bayer]; Makrolon® [Bayer}]; PC1000® [Quadrant]; Tuffak® [Arkema]

Other Properties

Soluble in benzene, gasoline, acetone, carbon tetrachloride.

Additional Information

GE: Lexan Website