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Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Elastic Modulus (MPa)  13800 - 19320  compressive   D638
 16560 - 21390  tensile   D638
Flexural Modulus (MPa)  15180 - 20010   23 ºC   D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)  145 - 173 at break   D638
Compressive Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 124 - 145     D695
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 214 - 235     D790
Elongation at break (%)   1 - 2     D638
Hardness   76 - 79  Rockwell   D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  0.8 - 2.0     D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Coef of Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC)   6 - 8     D696
Deflection Temperature (ºC)  225   1.82 MPa   D648

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.68 - 1.89   D792
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  0.2  saturated D570
Dielectric Strength (V/mil);
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  840   D149

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melting Temperature (ºC)  280  Tm, crystalline  
Compression Ratio  3    
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0 - 3   D955

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