Meaning of Lexan in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɛksan/


mass noun Trademark
  • A transparent plastic (polycarbonate) of high impact strength, used for cockpit canopies, bulletproof screens, etc.

    ‘The polycarbonate trademarked as Lexan is used in ‘bulletproof’ glass and in astronaut's helmets.’
    • ‘There is no such thing as ‘hard’ polycarbonate, AKA Lexan.’
    • ‘The basic materials palette consists of corrugated Galvalume, Lexan, plywood, Luan, and oriented strand board.’
    • ‘Aluminum and steel have become popular for frame components, while the most widely used materials for armor are aluminum, Lexan, steel, and titanium.’
    • ‘There are three arenas built with Lexan and steel.’


1950s an invented name.