Polypropylene - PP 20% Glass Fibre Reinforced

Polymer Type

Thermoplastic

Advantages

Better tensile strength, flexural modulus, heat distortion temperature and dimensional stability than unmodified Polypropylene.

Disadvantages

Significantly reduced elongation at break and reduced electrical characteristics compared with unmodified polypropylene. Inclusion of glass can cause anisotropy in mouldings.

Typical Properties

Property

Value

Density (g/cm3)

1.04

Surface Hardness

RR100

Tensile Strength (MPa)

35

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

3.8

Notched Izod (kJ/m)

0.08

Linear Expansion  (/°C x 10-5)

4

Elongation at Break (%)

2

Strain at Yield (%)

N/A

Max. Operating Temp. (°C)

100

Water Absorption (%)

0.03

Oxygen Index (%)

17

Flammability UL94

HB

Volume Resistivity (log ohm.cm)

16

Dielectric Strength (MV/m)

22

Dissipation Factor 1kHz

0.001

Dielectric Constant  1kHz

2.6

HDT @ 0.45 MPa (°C)

122

HDT @ 1.80 MPa (°C)

93

Material. Drying  hrs @ (°C)

NA

Melting Temp. Range (°C)

230 - 290

Mould Shrinkage (%)

0.6

Mould Temp. Range (°C)

40 -  80

Applications

Automotive under-bonnet applications, cooling system expansion tanks, fan mountings, belt covers. Washing machine components.

 

Source : Abstracted from Plascams

For more information on Plascams please visit RAPRA Technology Ltd.

 

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