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Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Elastic Modulus (MPa)   7590 - 14490  tensile   D638
Flexural Modulus (MPa)  11730 - 14904   23 ºC   D790
  6900  121 ºC   D790
  5037  149 ºC   D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)  121 - 201 at break   D638
Compressive Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 145 - 215     D695
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
 157 - 301     D790
Elongation at break (%)   1 - 4     D638
Hardness  100 - 104  Rockwell M   D638
 123  Rockwell R   D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  0.6 - 1.1     D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Coef of Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC)   12 - 22    flow direction D696
Coef of Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC)   14 - 45    transverse dir. D696
Deflection Temperature (ºC)  280   0.46 MPa   D648
 252 - 268   1.82 MPa   D648
Thermal Conductivity (W/m-ºC)  0.288 - 0.447     C177

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.6 - 1.67   D792
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  0.004 - 0.05  after 24 hrs D570
Dielectric Strength (V/mil);
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  347 - 450   D149

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melt Flow (gm/10 min)  30 - 41   D1238
Melting Temperature (ºC)   88 - 90  Tg, amorphous  
Melting Temperature (ºC)  275 - 290  Tm, crystalline  
Processing Temperature (ºC)  316 - 357  injection molding  
Molding Pressure (MPa)   34 - 138    
Compression Ratio  3    
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0.002 - 0.005   D955

Suppliers
Albis Corp. Rosenburg, TX  800-231-5911
DSM Engineering Plastic Products, Inc. Reading, PA  800-729-0101
Ferro Corp. Cleveland, OH   
GE Plastics Pittsfield, MA  800-845-0600
LNP Engineering Plastics, Inc. Exton, PA  800-854-8774
Phillips Chemical Co. Bartlesville, OK  800-537-3746
RTP Co. Winona, MN  800-433-4787
Ticona Summit, NJ  800-526-4960
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