We advise that all employees that handle polycarbonate
parts be properly trained as to the correct handling
For the purpose of this document, we will be discussing
only 2 types.
1] General Purpose, Clear
2] Abrasion Resistant
You will notice that both come to you with a protective
film on them. It is advised that you leave this film
on throughout the assembly process as much as possible.
Clear Standard GP polycarbonate sheet has a relatively
soft surface finish that can be scratched easily. Extreme
care should be used at all times during handling and
cleaning to avoid damaging product.
The Abrasion Resistant has a very thin coating on them.
It should be noted that; although the coating is intended
to withstand most cleaning procedures, it can still
be damaged by impact, scraping, or poor handling.
Here are a few Doís and Doníts with regard to Polycarbonate.
|Clean rag in circular motion
||Register Check applicator
- Always use a clean, soft, cloth for cleaning and
- Always be sure the cloth is damp
- Use light pressure in a circular motion, flip cloth,
and dry to remove streaks
- Use Isopropyl Alcohol to remove oil, grease, or
- Use anti-static cleaner to remove dust
- Always re-apply protective film when necessary
- Stack parts only with protective film on
- Cover any exposed racks, table and cart surfaces
with a soft protective material
- Although the film masking will provide basic protection,
it can be torn if not handled properly
- Use a dry cloth
- Rub back and forth while cleaning
- Use a dirty or contaminated cloth.
- If cloth is dropped on the floor or set on a dirty
table surface, it should not be used again....Discard
it and get a new one.
- Any small abrasive picked up by the cloth can damage
the material during polishing
- Slide parts on any surface
- Stack parts while un-protected
- If removal of the protective film is required, replace
it with new film as soon as possible.
- Cotton Cleaning Rags: Stock # All WT-5,
San Jose, Ca.
- Anti-Static Cleaner, Brillianize:
Santa Clara, Ca.
1 800 882-4246
- Re-masking film. Register Check, 5 mil.
Ernst Dorn Co.