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State: polysulfone
Additives: mineral filled
Material Properties
 Mechanical Properties Conditions
State 1 State 2 ASTM
Elastic Modulus (MPa)   3795 - 4485  tensile   D638
Flexural Modulus (MPa)   4140 - 5175   23 ºC   D790
  3933 - 4899   93 ºC   D790
  3795 - 4761  121 ºC   D790
  3519 - 4485  149 ºC   D790
Tensile Strength (MPa)   66 - 68 at break   D638
Flexural Strength (MPa)
at yield or break
  99 - 106     D790
Elongation at break (%)   2 - 5     D638
Hardness   70 - 74  Rockwell M   D638
Izod Impact (J/cm of notch)
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  0.3 - 0.5     D256A

 Thermal Properties Conditions
Pressure State ASTM
Coef of Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC)   34 - 39     D696
Deflection Temperature (ºC)  174 - 179   1.82 MPa   D648

 Physical & Electrical Properties Conditions
State ASTM
Specific Gravity  1.48 - 1.61   D792
Water Absorption (% weight increase)  0.5 - 0.6  saturated D570
Dielectric Strength (V/mil);
1/8" thick specimen unless noted
  450   D149

 Processing Properties Conditions
Type ASTM
Melt Flow (gm/10 min)  7 - 8.5   D1238
Melting Temperature (ºC)  190  Tg, amorphous  
Melting Temperature (ºC)  190  Tm, crystalline  
Processing Temperature (ºC)  357 - 413  injection molding  
Molding Pressure (MPa)   69 - 138    
Compression Ratio  2.5 - 3.5    
Linear Mold Shrinkage (cm/cm)  0.004 - 0.005   D955

Suppliers
RTP Co. Winona, MN  800-433-4787
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. Alpharetta, GA  800-621-4557
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