Physical Properties PolycarbonateCustom, Durable Panel Overalys, Labels and Membrane Switches with Lexan® from Drake Labels

Lexan®/Polycarbonate

Lexan®/Polycarbonate material, known for its durability and professional appearance, is widely used for product marking applications on Labels, Control Panels, Nameplates, Overlays, Membrane Switches, Serial Tags and Prototypes. Lexan® Labels from Drake are designed to maintain appearance, longevity, legibility and functionality of information under tough conditions. Drake Lexan® applications are available in thicknesses of .005″ to .030″ and can be printed and die cut to customer design, including PMS color matching. Variable Sata such as Serial and Barcode information is easily supported, as are a variety of adhesive options. Drake Lexan® product marking solutions can be found in industries such as aerospace/NASA, avionics, consumer electronics, government, industrial/manufacturing, military, oceanic/nautical and oil/gas.

Common uses include:

Use these general guidelines below to achieve the desired visual effect and durability for your label. Contact Drake for detailed specifications.

Physical Properties Polycarbonate PDF

Physical Properties for Lexan®/Polycarbonate

Labels, Overlays, Plates & Tags

Suitable for Compound Curved Surfaces No
Suitable Curved Surfaces No
High Temperature Resistance Excellent
Dimensional Stability Excellent
Water Resistance Good
UV Resistance** Limited (see Polyester)
Chemical and Solvent Resistance Good
Abrasion Resistance Good

Production Information for Lexan®/Polycarbonate

Labels, Overlays, Plates & Tags

Available Thickness .005″ to .030″
Manufacturing Processes Silkscreen, Hotstamp/Thermal Transfer, Digital Printing,
Cut to Customer Design
Colors Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, White, Blue, Brown, Black
(CMYK) and PMS color matching available*
Interior Cutout Size and Shape Any
Exterior Shape Any
Clear Windows Size and Shape Any
Write On Surface Yes, with Additional Polyester Overlay
Barcode, Serial & Variable Data Yes, Digital Process Only
Optional Finish/Overlay Matte or Clear
UL® PGDQ2 Component – Marking and Labeling Systems File# (MH 14125 R)
CSA Canadian Standards Listed LR 32470
Available w/Fire & UV Resistance Yes, with Additional Coating/Overlay

Adhesive Options for Lexan®/Polycarbonate

Labels, Overlays, Plates & Tags

Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive HSE & LSE 2 mil, 5 mil
 Other Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive Thicknesses Available

Available with Rivet Holes.

Individual Packaging Available.

*PMS Color Matching is approximate.

Proper adhesive should be chosen based on the specific application.
**Continuous exposure to UV light may cause discoloration. Drake recommends polyester for extreme outdoor exposure. Contact Drake for more information and recommendations.