Meaning of polycarbonate in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːbəneɪt/


mass noun
  • A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked through carbonate groups, including many moulding materials and films.

    ‘Classes of polymers used in integrated optics include acrylates, polyimides, polycarbonates, and olefins.’
    • ‘Janos Hajito made his discovery by mixing fluorescent dyes with polycarbonate, a transparent polymer.’
    • ‘The polycarbonate trademarked as Lexan is used in ‘bulletproof’ glass and in astronaut's helmets.’
    • ‘An array of choices exists for glazing, including glass, vinyl, fiberglass, polycarbonate, acrylic and polyethylene.’
    • ‘Clubb says the increases affected all of the plastics lines - polycarbonates, polyethylenes, polypropylenes, copolyesters, and acrylics.’