scratch resistant palgard being used for glass on double doors
PALGARD3X
PALGARD3X

PALGARD™ 3X

Abrasion-resistant Polycarbonate Sheet for High Traffic Interiors

PALGARD 3X is an abrasion resistant polycarbonate sheet for interior and short-term exterior applications. Its advanced surface coating provides excellent chemical and abrasion resistance, enabling frequent cleaning, easy removal of graffiti, and increased durability in high traffic areas. PALGARD 3X is impact resistant for increased safety and security – nearly 200 times stronger than glass, yet half the weight – which also makes it easier to install.

 

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Product Details

Product Availability*

Width X Length In. (mm)Thicknesses in. (mm)
48 X 96 (1200 X 2440).060 - 0.50
60 X 96 (1524 X 2440)*(1.5 to 12.7)
72 X 96 (1830 X 2440 )*

 

* Special dimensions and colors are available, subject to minimum order.

Colors

Clear, Bronze*, Gray*

 

* Special dimensions and colors are available, subject to minimum order.

Property Conditions
(U.S. Customary)
ASTM Method Units - SI
(U.S. Customary)
Value
(U.S. Customary)
Physical
Density D-1505g/cm³ (lb/ft³) 1.2 (75)
Water Absorption 24 hr. @ 23°C D-570 % 0.15
Mechanical
Tensile strength at yield 10 mm/min (0.4 in./min) D-638 MPa (psi) 62 (9,000)
Tensile strength at break 10 mm/min (0.4 in./min) D-638 MPa (psi) 65 (9500)
Elongation at yield 10 mm/min (0.4 in./min) D-638 % 6
Elongation at break 10 mm/min (0.4 in./min) D-638 % 110
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity 10 mm/min (0.4 in. /min) D-638 MPa (psi) 2,378 (345,000)
Flexural Modulus 1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min) D-790 MPa (psi) 2,378 (345,000)
Flexural Strength at Yield 1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min) D-790 MPa (psi) 93 (13,500)
Notch Impact Strength Izod 23°C (73°F) D-256 J/m (ft·lbf/in.) 800 (15)
Notch Impact Strength Charpy 23°C (73°F) D-256 J/m (ft·lbf/in) 800 (15)
Impact Falling Weight 3 mm (0.12 in.) Sheet ISO-6603/1b J (ft·lbf) 158 (117)
Rockwell Hardness D-785 R scale / M scale 125 / 70
Abrasion (Taber Process)100 Cycles, CS-10S Wheel, 500gD-1044% Haze<2.0
Compressive Strength1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-695MPa (psi) 86 (12,500)
Compressive Modulus1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-695MPa (psi) 2378 (345,000)
Shear strength at Yield1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi) 41 (6000)
Shear strength at Break1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi) 68 (10,000)
Shear Modulus1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi) 786 (114,000)
Thermal
Long Term Service Temperature °C (°F) -75 to +100 (-175 to +212)
Short Term Service Temperature °C (°F) -75 to +120 (-175 to +250)
Heat Deflection Temperature Load: 1.82 Mpa (264 psi) D-648 °C (°F) 132 (270)
Vicat Softening Temperature Load: 1 kg (2.2 lb) D-1525 °C (°F) 150 (300)
Coefficient of Linear
Thermal Expansion
D-696 10-⁵/°C (10-⁵/°F) 6.5 (3.6)
Thermal Conductivity C-177 W/m°K (Btu-in./hr-ft²-°F) 0.21 (1.46)
Specific Heat Capacity C-351 kJ/kg°K (Btu/lb°F) 1.26 (0.31)
Optical
Haze 3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1003 % <0.5
Light Transmission 3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1003 % 89
Refractive Index Clear Sheet D-542 1.59
Yellowness Index 3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1925 <1
Electrical
Dielectric Constant 50 Hz D-150 3
1 MHz D-150 2.9
Dissipation Factor 50 Hz D-150 0.9
1 MHz D-150 11
Dielectric Strength Short Time 500 V/s D-149 kV/mm (V/mil) >30 (>770)
Surface Resistance Ketley D-257 Ohm 5.1x10^15
Volume Resistance Ketley D-257 Ohm-cm1.3x10^17

Regulatory Code Compliance Certification

OrganizationStandardClassification*
ASTMD635 CC1 and/or HB
ASTME84Flame Spread - Class B*
ASTMD2843Smoke Density <75
ASTMD1929>650°F
UL972Pass

* Depends on Thickness

Product Selection Chart

AttributePalsun UVPalgard 3XPalgard
Impact ResistanceBestBestBest
Chemical ResistanceGoodBestBest
Abrasion ResistanceGoodBetterBest
OpticalBestBetterBetter
CostBestBetterGood
Warranty TermBestGoodBetter