About Smiths

We are a world-class supplier of engineering raw materials. Our objective is to provide all our customers, from the small machine shop to the large multi-national corporation, a supply path that continuously delivers the highest levels of service, quality and value.


Engineering Plastic

Polycarbonate Engineering Plastic

We supply Polycarbonate (PC) as a machine grade which is well suited for a variety of applications which requires high impact strength. It is an amorphous transparent material which benefits from a combination of good mechanical and electrical properties. The material is readily recyclable and benefits from good machinability and can be machined to close working tolerances. PC GF 20 is an enhanced version of PC, with improved stiffness, tensile strength and a lower coefficient thermal expansion.


Polycarbonates can be machined to close tolerances.


Polycarbonate (PC) is readily recyclable.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Impact guards
  • Safety glasses
  • Manifolds
  • Automotive parts
  • Packaging

We stock Polycarbonate in round bar, sheet, round tube and hollow bar.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for Polycarbonate is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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