MAKROLON® 15 Data Sheet

MAKSHIELD imparts durability to MAKROLON 15 for architectural glazing applications coupled with the inherent toughness of polycarbonate.

The Clear Choice for your Glazing Needs

Architectural Glazing

MAKROLON® 15 Polycarbonate Sheet offers superior weatherability and is backed by a limited 15 year warranty. This product incorporates MAKSHIELD™ innovative coating technology to achieve enhanced performance. MAKROLON15 Polycarbonate Sheet offers significant reduction in maintenance cost over it’s life cycle versus other glazing materials. MAKROLON 15 Sheet is available in thickness 0.118" - 0.500".


Typical glazing applications include schools, public buildings, transportation centers and in areas where high traffic and vandalism is prevalent.

Weathering Behavior of MAKROLON 15 Sheet in Vertical Orientation Impact Resistance Abrasion Resistance

Typical Properties

Property Test Method Units Values
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 - 1.2
Light Transmission, Clear 1/8" ASTM D1003 % 86
Chemical Resistance ASTM D1308 - Pass
Taber Abrasion, 100 Cycles CS-10F Delta Haze ASTM D1044 % 2
Tensile Strength, Ultimate ASTM D638 psi 9,500
Tensile Modulus ASTM D638 psi 340,000
Flexural Strength ASTM D790 psi 13,500
Izod Impact Strength, Notched @ 0.125" ASTM D256 Ft-lbs/in 16
Izod Impact Strength, Unnotched @ 0.125" ASTM D256 Ft-lbs/in No Break
Instrumented Impact, 0.125" ASTM D3763 ft-lbs >46
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 In/in/F 3.75 x 10-5
Heat Deflection Temperature, @ 264 psi ASTM D648 F 270
Heat Deflection Temperature, @ 66 psi ASTM D648 F 280
Horizontal Burn, AEB ASTMD635 in <1
Ignition Temperature, Self ASTMD1929 ºF 1070
Ignition Temperature, Flash ASTMD1929 ºF 870

Regulatory Code Compliance and Certifications*

IBC 2606.4, Class CC1: International Building Code, Chapter 26, Plastics (Light Transmitting Plastics Specifications)

Florida Building Code 2004, Category: Shutters, Sub-category: Storm Panels and Category: Sky Lights, Sub-category: Skylight

CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Category I or Category II: Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials

ANSI Z97.1-2004: American National Standard for Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings - Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test

UL972: Burglary Resistant Glazing Materials ULListed product ULFile #BP2126

*Selected gauges of MAKROLON 15 Sheet comply with these standards.