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Palsun Coil Stock CS


Polycarbonate coils for high yield, impact resistance, illumination & UV protection

Virtually unbreakable, sign makers value the high impact strength of our PALSUN CS polycarbonate versus standard and impact modified acrylic for flat and formed sign faces. Its durability minimizes breakage during fabrication, shipping and installation, even in low temperature extremes. Offering maximum efficiency, PALSUN CS provides sign makers and printers flexibility and yield advantages because sheets can be cut at any desired length, right off the coil.


PALSUN Sign-Grade White offers superior diffusion and illumination with unmatched hiding power for backlit LED applications. Clear offers glass-like transparency and comes with a 10-year warranty against yellow­ing and breakage. Both deliver optimal surface consistency as well as UV and chemical resistance. Manufactured using the latest extrusion technology, PALSUN CS is available in a range of thicknesses, coil widths as well as flat sheet sizes.

Product Details

Product Range

BasicPalsun® Basic™UV Stabilized general purpose polycarbonate sheet
UVPalsun® UV1Co-extruded UV protection on one side for exterior applications
UVPalsun® UV2Co-extruded UV protection on both sides for exterior applications
UVPalsun® Embossed*Embossed surface (E102, prismatic, hair cell)
UVPalsun® FR*Fire retardant, with higher fire resistant rating
UVPalsun® Matte*Matte finish on one side
UVPalsun® SG WhiteHigh diffusion for sign grade applications
UVPalsun® CSCoil stock on rolls (Clear and SG White standard)
UVPalsun® FoamFlat foamed polycarbonate sheet, UV protected on one side
Solar Smart UVPalsun® Solar Control*Efficient heat-blocking with metallic appearance
Solar Smart UVPalsun® Smart*See-through sheet with advanced heat-blocking
SpecialtyPalsun® Basic FR**Fire retardant, with elevated Relative Thermal Index (RTI) values
SpecialtyPalsun® OGOptical grade sheet
SpecialtyPalgard®Abrasion resistant on one or both sides
SpecialtyPalgard® TGTransportation grade (meets specific transportation codes)
SpecialtyPalshield™Containment and bullet resistant glazing


*With co-extruded UV protection on one or both sides


** Available in 2mm and 2.36mm for applications without direct UV exposure


Thickness Inches (mm)Weight (lbs./sf)WidthLength (Linear Feet)
0.118" (3mm)0.7441", 55", 67", 78"600
0.118" (3mm)0.74104" untrimmed500
0.150" (3.8mm)0.9441", 55", 67", 78"500
0.150" (3.8mm)0.94104" untrimmed400
0.177" (4.5mm)1.1141", 55", 67", 78"450
0.177" (4.5mm)1.11104" untrimmed350
0.236" (6mm)1.4741", 55", 67", 78"350
0.236" (6mm)1.47104" untrimmed250


*Other dimensions are available with a special order, subject to minimum quantity


Colors*Clear, Sign White


Custom colors are available upon request with minimum order requirements

(U.S. Customary)
ASTM MethodUnits - SI
(U.S. Customary)
(U.S. Customary)
DensityD-1505g/cm³ (lb/ft³)1.2 (75)
Water Absorption24 hr. @ 23°CD-570%0.15
Tensile strength at yield10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638MPa (psi) 62 (9,000)
Tensile strength at break10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638MPa (psi)65 (9500)
Elongation at yield10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638%6
Elongation at break10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638%110
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity10 mm/min (0.4 in. /min)D-638MPa (psi)2,378 (345,000)
Flexural Modulus1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-790MPa (psi)2,378 (345,000)
Flexural Strength at Yield1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-790MPa (psi)93 (13,500)
Notch Impact Strength Izod23°C (73°F)D-256J/m (ft·lbf/in.)800 (15)
Notch Impact Strength Charpy23°C (73°F)D-256J/m (ft·lbf/in)800 (15)
Impact Falling Weight3 mm (0.12 in.) SheetISO-6603/1bJ (ft·lbf)158 (117)
Rockwell HardnessD-785R scale / M scale125 / 70
Abrasion (Taber Process)100 Cycles, CS-10S Wheel, 500gD-1044% HazeN/A
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)
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 TemperatureLoad: 1.82 Mpa (264 psi)D-648°C (°F)132 (270)
Vicat Softening TemperatureLoad: 1 kg (2.2 lb)D-1525°C (°F)150 (300)
Coefficient of Linear
Thermal Expansion
D-69610-⁵/°C (10-⁵/°F)6.5 (3.6)
Thermal ConductivityC-177W/m°K (Btu-in./hr-ft²-°F)0.21 (1.46)
Specific Heat CapacityC-351kJ/kg°K (Btu/lb°F)1.26 (0.31)
Haze3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
Light Transmission3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
Refractive IndexClear SheetD-5421.59
Yellowness Index3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
Dielectric Constant50 HzD-1503
1 MHzD-1502.9
Dissipation Factor50 HzD-1500.9
1 MHzD-15011
Dielectric Strength Short Time500 V/sD-149kV/mm (V/mil)>30 (>770)
Surface ResistanceKetleyD-257Ohm5.1x10^15
Volume ResistanceKetleyD-257Ohm-cm1.3x10^17

Palsun® UV Series: Regulatory Code Compliance Certification

ULSAM File # E336663Rigid Sign Face Material
Miami Dade CountyNOA # 18-0328.02Approved Plastic
ANSIZ97.1-09Impact and Weathering
ICCIBC Section 2606.4Light Trans. Plastic
ICCIBC Section 803.1Interior Finish
CCMCNBC 2015 (Canopy Covering)Compliant (CCMC Eval. Rep. 13450-R)

Palsun® UV Series: Flammability Related Compliance Certifications

ULCAN / ULC-S102.2-07Class A*
ULFile e221255V-2
ASTMD-635CC! (AEB <1")
ASTME-84Class B**
ASTMD2843Smoke Density <75***
FAAFAR 25.853(a)Pass***


*0.177" thru 0.50"


**0.040 (1mm) thickness available with Class A rating


***Depends on thickness


Palsun® With FR: Flammability Related Compliance Certifications

ASTMD-2863-87L.O.I. = 30
ULUL 94V-0
AU1530.3-1982Ignitability Index = 9,Spread of Flame Index = 8, Heat Evolved Index = 10, Smoke Developed Index = 8