|StatiCon® Glazing (Bending Grade)
Click and Select "Save As"
to Download Document
PC-350™ Polycarbonate for Cleanroom Construction
StatiCon® Glazing is a family of transparent plastic sheet products designed to control static electricity in cleanroom construction applications. PC-350™ Polycarbonate, a member of this family, is a premium quality polycarbonate sheet which has been surfaced with SciCron Technologies proprietary, clear, C-350™ static dissipative surfacing. This unique technology prevents charge generation on the sheet surfaces, thereby controlling particulate attraction and pre-venting electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. This performance is permanent and totally independent of humidity. PC-350 Polycarbonate offers the cleanroom builder exceptional design versatility since it fabricates simply with field tools, has 250 times greater impact resistance than tempered glass, is less than half the weight of glass for the same thickness sheet, and is available in large sheet sizes. It also exhibits superior flame spread properties plus excellent clarity, chemical resistance, fabrication properties and bending characteristics.
PC-350 Polycarbonate resists tribocharging under all circumstances and cannot generate a charge when properly grounded. This makes it ideal for use in manufacturing and assembly operations for charge sensitive electronic components where it can help prevent both immediate and latent ESD caused defects. Since it resists charge build-up it does not attract contaminants, so it can also help prevent contamination-related rejects in ultra-clean manufacturing operations. Consequently, it is suitable for use in cleanrooms for the semiconductor, electronic, micro-manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and biomedical industries. Applications include contoured panels and fabricated items which require heat forming or bending, such as; equipment enclosures and covers, laminar flow air containment screens, mini-environment glazing panels, transparent room partition panels, and fluorescent lamp covers.
PC-350 Polycarbonate is easily fabricated into flat and bent configurations using the same equipment and fabrication techniques generally employed with unsurfaced polycarbonate sheet products. This product is designed to accommodate heat bending, however, care must be taken to avoid applying too much heat to prevent damage to the C-350 surface. For more information refer to SciCron Technologies Technical Information Bulletin No. SP-02.
Features and Benefits
- Cannot be tribocharged when properly grounded
Prevents build-up of static charge and accumulation of harmful contamination.
- Electrostatic decay in less than 0.05 second per Federal Test Standard 101C, Method 4046.1
Results in rapid static dissipation without arcing.
- Surface resistivity of 106 - 108 ohms per square
Provides for ESD control without the need for ionization.
- Permanence in static dissipation performance
Avoids cost of application of temporary topical anti-stats.
- Humidity independent static charge control
Avoids inconvenience of maintaining high levels of humidity and damage caused by such humidity.
- Advanced technology, uniform surface treatment
Avoids conductive discontinuities (charged "hot spots") often found with non-uniform temporary topical anti-stats.
- Superior impact resistance
Provides exceptional shatter resistance for safety.
- Superior flame spread properties
Provides additional protection for equipment in a fire.
- Inherently light weight material with large sheet sizes
Allows much greater design and installation flexibility than heavy, fragile, conventional glazing.
- Excellent clarity
Premium optical quality polycarbonate with clear C-300 surface minimizes visible distortion.
- Superior chemical resistance
Reduces risk of solvent or chemical surface damage.
PC-350 Polycarbonate is available in clear and transparent gray and bronze tints. Other colors are available by special order.
Standard Dimensions (Nominal)
Thickness: 3mm (1/8"), 4.5mm (3/16"), 6mm (1/4"), 9mm (3/8"), 12mm (1/2") plus films 10-90 mils
Standard Sheet Size: 48" x 96"
Other sizes and thicknesses, available upon request.
Made in USA
Typical Physical Properties (Typical but not guaranteed values for 0.25 inch material)
* Federal Test Standard 101C, Method 4046.1 as described in EIA-541, Appendix F, Measurement of Electrostatic Decay Properties of Dissipative Planar Materials
Izod Impact Strength (milled notch)
ft-lb/inch of notch
Deflection Temperature (264 psi load)
Vicat Softening Point
Maximum Continuous Service Temperature
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity
3.8 x 10-5
Horizontal Burn (Flame Spread)
UL 94 Rating
|Less than 1.0
V-2 0.118 - 0.236 in
V-0 ≥ 0.236 in
3mm Transparent Clear Transmittance - Total
Less than 3.0
|106 - 108
105 - 107
Less than 0.05
Chemical Resistance ASTM D543
Samples immersed in the specified chemicals for 24 hours at room temperature and visually examined.
|30% Sodium Hydroxide
|30% Sulfuric Acid
|30% Nitric Acid
|48% Hydrofluoric Acid
- Polycarbonate plastic is a combustible thermoplastic. Avoid exposure to flame and excessive heat. Observe fire precautions appropriate for comparable forms of wood and paper.
- For building applications, comply with applicable code regulations.
- Clean with soap and water. Do not use abrasives. Avoid inappropriate contact with solvents.
SC PC-350-4 2/02