Table 1: Comparison of properties of Bio-PC and a conventional bisphenol A based PC (for both types supplier data from Mitsubishi Chemical Company).

Bio-PC
Durabio D 7340 R
Conv. PC
Xantar 24 R

Tensile modulus (MPa)27002300
Tensile strength (MPa)7960
Elongation at break (%)72>50
Flexural modulus (MPa)27002400
Flexural strength (MPa)11690
HDT @ 1,80 MPa (°C)106130
Light transmission (%)9289
Refractive index (-)1.501.58
Density (g/cm3)1.371.20
Biobased carbon content60%0%