Navigate to the estreetplastics homepage
You are here: Home > Polycarbonate > Polycarbonate (Lexan) - Black

Black Polycarboante Lexan Sheets

Black Polycarbonate lexan is an extremely durable material that has a significantly higher impact and break resistance as compared to glass and acrylic. These sheets are virtually unbreakable and are engineered to withstand the rigors of both commercial use and ambitious DIY projects. Our black polycarbonate sheets are a UV stabilized general purpose sheet, ensuring your projects stand the test of time.

Black polycarbonate lexan sheets can be used for a variety applications, especially those heavy-duty applications that require added strength needed in a plastic sheet product. Polycarbonate can be used for storage shelves, machine guards, merchandise displays, structural parts, fabricated components, robotics, and in other demanding applications. Polycarbonate can be formed and machined, including drilling holes, sawing and routing.

Our black polycarbonate sheets are opaque (0% light transmission) and has a glossy finish on both sides.

We carry black polycarbonate sheets in a variety of pre-cut sizes to satisfy the needs of many DIY projects, fabrication, or commercial construction projects. Select the thickness you need to find the sheet or sheets for your next project. We can also cut to size.

Applications: Displays, signage, protective machine guards, letterings, instrument panels, furniture, automotive, trim components, shelving, robotics, DIY projects, commercial use, protective barriers, and a variety of other applications.

Key Characteristics of Black Polycarbonate:

  • High Impact Resistance: Polycarbonate sheets are almost unbreakable, with an impact resistance significantly higher than glass or acrylic.
  • Transparency: Opaque with 0% light transmission.
  • Lightweight: Lighter than glass and easier to handle, transport, and install.
  • Durability: Maintain physical properties over a wide range of temperatures and conditions.
  • Flexibility: Polycarbonate can be easily thermoformed or cold bent into curved shapes, allowing for architectural creativity.
  • Easy to Fabricate and Install: Can be cut, drilled, and installed with standard tools, making them suitable for DIY projects.
  • UV Stabilized: UV stabilized to help mitigate effects of ultraviolet light exposure. Note this is not the sames as UV resistant.
  • Dimensional Stability: Exhibits minimal thermal expansion and contraction.
  • Finish: Glossy both sides.

The Term lexan is commonly used to describe polycarbonate. Actual name brand will depend on current stock.


Light Transmission0%
Specific Gravit1.2
Water Absorption, 24 hours0.15%
Poisson’s Ratio (elastic deformation in directions perpendicular to direction of applied force)0.38
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (psi)9500
Tensile Strength, Yield (psi)9000
Tensile Modulus (psi)340,000
Elongation (%)110
Flexural Strength (psi)13,500
Flexural Modulus (psi)345,000
Compressive Strength (psi)12,500
Compressive Modulus (psi)345,000
Shear Strength, Ultimate (psi)10,000
Shear Strength, Yield (psi)6,000
Shear Modulus (psi)114,000
Rockwell HardnessM70 / R118
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (in/in/°F)3.75 x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity (BTU·in/hr·ft²·°F)1.35
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 psi270 (°F)
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 psi280 (°F)
Brittleness Temperature-200 (°F)
Dielectric Constant @ 10 Hz2.96
Dielectric Constant @ 60 Hz3.17
Volume Resistivity (Ohm·cm)8.2 x 1016
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz0.0009
Arc Resistance: Stainless Steel Strip electrode (seconds)10
Arc Resistance: Tungsten Electrodes (seconds)120
Horizontal Burn, AEB (in)<1
Ignition Temperature, Self1022 (°F)
Ignition Temperature, Flash824 (°F)

*All values referred to nominal 1/8" (.118"/3mm). These values are typical and should not be taken as specifications.

Quantity discounts available!

We offer discounts on our listed prices
with the purchase of 2 or more stock sheets.

2 to 5 - 3% off
6 to 10 - 5% off
11 to 20 - 10% off
21 to 30 - 12% off
31 to 40 - 13% off
41 to 50 - 14% off
51 or more - 15% off

We can also cut to size!

For custom cut to size or larger sheets of our black polycarbonate lexan, please email [email protected] for a quote.
When describing the custom size, please included the thickness, width, length and quantity.

We also offer custom cut-to-size, hole drilling, edge polishing, CNC cutting, circle, and shape cutting. Request a quote for these services.