Polycarbonate Production Cost Analysis 2021

Polycarbonate refers to a group of thermoplastic polymers that holds the carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates are often used in engineering because they are strong, tough, and some grades are optically transparent. 

They are easily worked, moulded, and thermoformed. Because of these properties, polycarbonates find several applications. Polycarbonate is a durable material. It has high impact-resistance and low scratch-resistance. Hence, a hard coating is applied to polycarbonate eyewear lenses and polycarbonate exterior automotive components. While comparing the characteristics of polycarbonate to those of polymethyl methacrylate, one can see that polycarbonate is stronger and can hold up longer to extreme temperatures. Polycarbonate polymers are used to manufacture a diverse number of materials and are especially useful when impact resistance or transparency is a product requirement. It softens gradually above this point and ultimately flows above 155 °C. 

It can typically be created at room temperature without cracking or breaking, similar to aluminium sheet metal. This particular characteristic makes polycarbonate sheet stock useful in prototyping applications where sheet metal lacks viability. It is an ideal material that is widely used commercially for its varying favourable factors, environment-friendly processing, and its recyclability. Comprising of a unique set of chemical and physical properties makes it suitable over the glass, PMMA, and PE.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Polycarbonate production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


Polycarbonate Production from Bisphenol A (BPA or Bis-A) and Carbonyl Chloride via Condensation Polymerisation.

Polycarbonate Production from Bisphenol A (BPA or Bis-A) and Diphenyl Carbonate (DPC)

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