Polystyrene - PS 30% Glass Fibre Reinforced

Polymer Type

Thermoplastic

Advantages

Very good dimensional stability, strength, stiffness and heat resistance compared with non-reinforced polystyrene.

Disadvantages

Reduced elongation at break and dielectric strength compared with unmodified PS.

Typical Properties

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

1.30

Surface Hardness

RM80

Tensile Strength (MPa)

85

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

6

Notched Izod (kJ/m)

0.05

Linear Expansion  (/°C x 10-5)

2.5

Elongation at Break (%)

1

Strain at Yield (%)

N/A

Max. Operating Temp. (°C)

50

Water Absorption (%)

0.07

Oxygen Index (%)

18

Flammability UL94

HB

Volume Resistivity (log ohm.cm)

16

Dielectric Strength (MV/m)

15

Dissipation Factor 1kHz

0.005

Dielectric Constant  1kHz

3.2

HDT @ 0.45 MPa (°C)

105

HDT @ 1.80 MPa (°C)

99

Material. Drying  hrs @ (°C)

NA

Melting Temp. Range (°C)

240 - 280

Mould Shrinkage (%)

0.1

Mould Temp. Range (°C)

50 -  70

Applications

Automotive instrument panels. Business machinery panels and kitchen appliance housings. Instrument panels and crash pad supports.

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit RAPRA Technology Ltd.

 

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