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Application: extrusion grade
Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Elastic Modulus (MPa)   1035 - 2691  compressive   D638
  897 - 2898  tensile   D638
Flexural Modulus (MPa)   897 - 3036   23 ºC   D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)   17 - 55 at break   D638
  30 - 50 at yield   D638
Compressive Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
  36 - 69     D695
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
  28 - 97     D790
Elongation at break (%)   3 - 100     D638
Hardness   75 - 115  Rockwell R   D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  0.8 - 6.4     D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Coef of Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC)   60 - 130     D696
Deflection Temperature (ºC)   77 - 113   0.46 MPa   D648
  77 - 104   1.82 MPa   D648

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.02 - 1.08   D792
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  0.2 - 0.45  after 24 hrs D570
Dielectric Strength (V/mil);
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  350 - 500   D149

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melt Flow (gm/10 min)  1 - 10   D1238
Melting Temperature (ºC)   88 - 120  Tg, amorphous  
Processing Temperature (ºC)  177 - 260  extrusion  
Compression Ratio  2.5 - 2.7    
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0.004 - 0.007   D955

Suppliers
A. Schulman Akron, OH  800-662-7203
Albis Corp. Rosenburg, TX  800-231-5911
American Polymers, Inc. Worcester, MA   
Ashley Polymers Brooklyn, NY   
Bamberger Polymers, Inc. Jericho, NY   
BASF Corp. Mount Olive, NJ  800-BC-RESIN
Bayer Corp. Pittsburgh, PA  800-662-2927
Diamond Polymers Akron, OH  888-437-4674
Dow Plastics Midland, MI  800-441-4369
Federal Plastics Corp. Cranford, NJ  800-541-4424
GE Plastics Pittsfield, MA  800-845-0600
LG Chemical America, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ   
R.S.G. Polymers Corp. Stony Brook, NY   
Shuman Plastics, Inc. Depew, NY   
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