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Material System
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   ABS       Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) is a hard, rigid, thermoplastic polymer. It provides good chemical and creep resistance along with dimensional stability. ABS is used in many industries and in a wide array of applications. It is generally inexpensive, but prone to cracking under stress. Common trade names include Cycolac® (GE Plastics), Lustran® (Bayer), and Novodur® (Bayer). 
   Acetal       Acetal is a polyacetal or polyoxymethylene (POM) that provides higher strength than polyethylene-type polymers. Polyacetal materials are susceptible to oxidation at elevated temperatures. DuPont’s Delrin® is a common polyacetal engineering resin that is also used to mold plastic parts. 
   Acrylic       Acrylic polymers are formed by polymerizing acrylic acids through a reaction with a suitable catalyst. Acrylics are known for excellent environmental resistance and fast setting times compared to other resin systems. 
   Aramid       Aramid thermoplastics are based on a polyphthalamide or aromatic polyamide system with a highly crystalline or linear nature. Aramid fibers are based on a polyphthalamide system. DuPont’s Kevlar® fibers are an example of aramid fibers. 
   Ethylene Copolymer (EEA, EVA)       Ethylene copolymers include (poly)ethylene acrylate acid (EAA), (poly)ethylene methyl acrylate (EMAC), (poly)ethylene ethyl acrylate (EEA), (poly)ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), (poly)ethylene butyl acrylate (EBAC), (poly)ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA or EVAC), (poly)ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVAL or EVOH), and (poly)ethylene propylene terpolymer (EPM). 
   Fluoropolymer (PTFE / PVDF)       Polymers are based on fluoropolymer chemical systems, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). Fluoropolymers are used in applications requiring superior chemical resistance. PTFE is used in applications requiring superior chemical resistance or low friction.  
   Ionomer       Thermoplastics are based on the ionomer polymer system.  
   Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)       Liquid crystal polymers (LCP) are thermoplastics with high strength and temperature resistance. Liquid crystal polymers are used in electrical, electronic, and medical applications where the high cost of the material is not an issue. 
   PEEK       Ketones encompass polyaryletherketone or polyetheretherketone (PEEK). PEEK is an engineered thermoplastic that can resist high temperatures. It has excellent chemical resistance, fatigue resistance, and thermal stability. PEEK is inert to all common solvents and resists a wide range of organic and inorganic liquids. PEEK has a maximum continuous working temperature of 480°F, and retains its mechanical properties up to 570°F in steam or high-pressure applications. 
   Polyamide / Nylon       Polyamide is a commonly-used system for molding high-strength engineered components. Polyamides are also used to produce strong hot-melt adhesives. Polyamides provide higher strength than polyethylene or other commodity-type polymers.  Nylon is a well-known example of a polyamide engineering resin that is also used to mold plastic parts. 
   Polyamide-imide (PAI)       Polyamide-imides are amorphous, thermoplastic materials with excellent mechanical properties, especially at elevated temperatures. Trimellitic anhydrides react with aromatic diamines to produce polyamide-imides. Polyamide-imides are applied in demanding engineering applications. Solvay Advanced Polymer's Torlon® is a well-known example of a polyamide-imide engineering resin that is also used to mold, extrude or machine plastic parts, or shape stock. 
   Polycarbonate (PC)       Polycarbonate is an amorphous material with excellent impact strength, clarity, and optical properties. Polycarbonate has excellent mechanical properties, and can be molded to tight tolerances. Polycarbonates can be attacked by solvents and petrochemicals. Brand names include Caliber® (Dow) and Lexan® (GE) as well as Makrofol® and Makrolon® (Bayer). 
   Polyester (PET, PBT)       The polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) polymer systems are based on a thermoplastic polyester or terephthalate system. 
   Polyetherimide       Polymers or thermoplastic compounds are based on the polyetherimide chemical system.  
   Polyethylene       Polymers or resins are based on the polyethylene chemical system. Low-density polyethylene polymers are used to form a variety of common or commodity-plastic components. High density (HDPE) and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW PE) have good friction and mechanical properties. They are used in medical devices, wear parts, and engineered components. 
   Polyimide       Material based on thermoplastic polyimide resin. Aromatic polyimides are among the most thermally stable organic materials known. DuPont’s Kapton® film materials are an example of thermoplastic polyimide. Polyimide thermoplastics have high temperature resistance. 
   Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO)       Polymers or thermoplastics are based on the polyphenylene oxide (PPO) chemical system.  
   Polypropylene (PP)       Polypropylene (PP) is commonly used in hot-melt adhesive systems. PP is a polymer based on polypropylene chemical bonds. 
   Polystyrene       Polystyrene is a polymer made from the styrene monomer. It can be rigid or foamed. General purpose polystyrene is clear, hard and brittle.  It is also available as a copolymer to reduce brittleness. 
   Polysulphide (PPS)       Polymer resins or compounds are based on polysulfide or polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) chemical systems.  
   Polysulphone       Sulphones include polysulphones, polyarylsulphones, and polyethersulphones. 
   Polyurethane       Polyurethane (PUR) resins provide excellent flexibility, impact resistance, and durability. Polyurethanes are formed through the reaction of an isocyanate component with polyols or other active hydroxyl group compounds. Polyurethanes require a catalyst, heat, or air evaporation to initiate and complete curing.  
   PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC)       Polymers are based on the vinyl chemical system. Examples include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyvinylidene chloride (PVDF), polyvinyl vinyl acetate (PVA), and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH).  
   Styrene Copolymer (SIS / SBS)       Products are based upon a styrene copolymer system such as styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), acrylic styrene acrylonitrile (ASA), acrylonitrile ethylene styrene (AES), styrene maleic anhydride (SMA), styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS), styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS), or styrene butadiene rubber (SBR). Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) has good resistance to petroleum hydrocarbons and fuels. SBR is used widely with oils, hydraulic fluids, and alcohol. Many compound variations are available for specific applications. The suggested operating temperature for SBR is -30° to 275° F. Styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) and styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) copolymers are commonly applied in pressure-sensitive adhesive applications. 
   Specialty / Other       Other specialty, proprietary or unlisted resin, chemical system or compound, or polymer type. 
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   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary filler types. 
   Fiber Glass       Compounded polymer or elastomer products are filled with glass powder, fibers, or cloth to provide improved strength and/or stiffness. 
   Metal       Compounds use metal powder or metal fiber fillers. 
   Mineral       Compounded polymers or elastomers are filled with a mineral, ceramic, silicate, or other inorganic powder or fiber. 
   Aramid Fiber       Polyimide (polyphthalamide) is a fiber-based reinforcement, such as DuPont’s Kevlar® fiber material. Aromatic polyimides are among the most thermally stable organic materials known. 
   Carbon / Graphite       Compounded polymers or elastomers use carbon or graphite powder, or fiber filler. Depending on the structure, carbon can strengthen or provide some improvement in electrical and thermal conductivity.  
   Unfilled       Raw materials or unfilled resins do not contain any additional modifiers such as fillers, colorants, dispersants, plasticizers, wetting agents, levelers, or defoamers. These products are used as starting components or raw materials for the production of finished plastic resins, elastomers, adhesives, sealant, coatings, or other polymer-based products. 
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Resins & Compounds
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   Molding Resin       Molding resins are plastics or elastomers that are suited for the fabrication of parts via injection molding, compression molding, blow molding or film extrusion, reaction injection molding (RIM), resin transfer molding (RTM), or molded stock shapes.   
   Casting Resin       Casting resins are plastic or elastomer compounds used to cast parts, molds, or to form a structure in place. Casting resins usually consist of a two-part (A+B) system that is placed into open molds or forms, where A is the resin and B is the catalyst or hardener. The fabricator mixes the components to initiate the curing process.  
   Film Grade Resin       The elastomer or plastic material is graded for use in the production of film or thin sheet. 
   Extrusion Grade Resin       Plastic or elastomer grades are suited for fabricating parts by extrusion or pultrusion. 
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   Pellets       Resins are in the form of pellets, powder, granules, or other feed stock forms such as bulk or sheet molding compounds. 
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   Liquid       Adhesive, sealant, or resins are in the form of a low-to-moderate viscosity liquid. 
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Features & Industry
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   100% Natural / Recycled       Products are made solely of natural, green, and/or recycled raw materials. 
   Anti-static       Anti-static materials are designed with relatively high electrical conductivity or low electrical resistivity. They are used in electronic, anti-static, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) applications. 
   Bullet Proof / Cut Proof       The resin/material has the strength and energy-absorptive properties that make it suitable for use as armor, bulletproof protection, or personnel shielding.  
   Biocompatible       The resin/material is a biopolymer or a biocompatible polymer suitable for medical and biological use in contact with living tissue. 
   Electrically Conductive Compound       Resins or compounds have a high degree of electrical conductivity (low resistivity) for applications such as anti-static or ESD control, EMI/RFI shielding, thick film metallization, and device and board electrical interconnection. 
   EMI / RFI Shielding       Polymers or elastomers are designed to provide shielding from electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI). These compounds typically have a high degree of electrical conductivity. 
   Flame Retardant (e.g. UL 94 Rated)       The material is flame-retardant in accordance with industry standards, such as Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), Flame Class 94, or other ISO standards. These materials reduce the spread of flame or resist ignition when exposed to high temperatures. They also insulate and delay damage to the substrate. 
   Optical Grade       Polymers or elastomers are designed for optical or photonics applications, such as transparent polycarbonate or acrylic lens materials. 
   Thermally Conductive       Materials are designed to form a thermally conductive layer on the substrate, between components or within a finished electronic product. Thermally conductive resins, thermoplastics, encapsulants, potting compounds, tapes, pads, adhesives, and greases are often used between a heat-generating electrical device and a heat sink to improve heat dissipation. 
   Thermally Insulating       Thermally insulating resins, plastics, compounds and encapsulants provide a thermal barrier between components and a hot or cold source. 
   UL Approved       The material is approved to or recognized under one or more requirements of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL). 
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   Aerospace       Products are designed for aerospace applications. For example, they can be used to bond composite structures to other composite or metallic frame components. 
   Automotive       Products are designed for automotive applications. For example, they can be used to bond panels and seal windows. 
   Electronics       Products are designed for electronics applications. For example, they can be used in potting or encapsulating compounds, conductive adhesives, and dielectric sealants. 
   Energy Conversion (Battery/Fuel Cell/PV)       The resin/material is suitable for use in batteries and fuel cells, as well as in photovoltaic (PV) and related devices. 
   Electric Power       Products are resins, compounds, and plastic composites suitable for electrical power or high voltage applications such as generator or motor assemblies, coil or transformer manufacturing, and switch or circuit breaker insulation. 
   Optoelectronics       Products are designed for optoelectronics or photonics applications, such as cements for bonding simple lenses into compound structures. 
   Semiconductor / IC's       Products are designed or suitable for semiconductor or semiconductor packaging applications. 
   Composite Structures       Products are designed for constructing laminating strip structures or SCRIMP matrix resins for composite construction. SCRIMP is an acronym for Seemann composites resin infusion molding process. 
   Marine       Products are designed for marine applications. They can be immersed in water and withstand exposure to marine atmospheres. 
   Medical / Food (FDA)       Products are suitable for medical or food-contact applications. They typically comply with requirements from regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Science Foundation (NSF), 3A-Dairy, Canada AG, or USP Class VI. 
   Military / Government (MIL-SPEC)       Products meet U.S. military specifications (MIL-SPEC). 
   Industrial       Products are designed for use by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the assembly, sealing, or fabrication of products. 
   Building / Construction       Products are designed for use by construction contractors and in maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) applications. Adhesives or sealants can be designed for general-purpose construction or architectural applications. Construction materials include wood, wood products, glass, cement products (mortar, concrete, masonry), plaster board, metal trim, flooring tile, sub-floor or underlayment, plaster board, sheet metal roofing or flash, metal ties, insulation materials (fiberglass, foam), and bitumen-based roofing materials.  
   Tooling / Molds       Products are designed for tooling or mold fabrication such as polyurethane shapes or castable silicones. 
   Other       Other unlisted industry. 
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Thermal Properties
   Use Temperature       Use temperature is the range of temperatures to which products can be exposed without the degradation of structural or other required end-use properties. 
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   Deflection Temperature (@ 264 psi, 1.8 MPa)       Deflection temperature is the temperature range to which the material can be exposed without the degradation of structural or other required end-use properties at 264 psi or 1.8 MPa. . 
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   Thermal Conductivity       Thermal conductivity is the linear heat transfer per unit area through a material for a given applied temperature gradient. Heat flux (h) = [thermal conductivity (k) ] x [temperature gradient (Δ T)]. 
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   Coeff. of Thermal Expansion (CTE)       Coefficient of linear expansion (CFE) is the amount of linear expansion or shrinkage that occurs in a material with a change in temperature. 
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Mechanical Properties
   Tensile Strength (Break)       Tensile strength at break is the maximum amount of stress required to fail or break the material under tension loading test conditions. Tensile tests are typically performed according to test procedure standards such as ASTM D-638 or ISO 527-1, ASTM D-1708, ASTM D-2289 (plastics at high strain rates), and ASTM D-882 (thin plastic sheets), as well as other OEM proprietary standards.  
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   Tensile Modulus       Young's modulus or the modulus of elasticity is a material constant that indicates the variation in strain produced under an applied tensile load. Materials with a higher modulus of elasticity have higher stiffness or rigidity. 
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   Elongation       Elongation is the percent amount of deformation occurring during a tensile test or other mechanical test. 
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Electrical & Optical Properties
   Electrical Resistivity       Resistivity is the longitudinal electrical resistance (ohm-cm) of a uniform rod of unit length and unit cross-sectional area. Resistivity is the inverse of conductivity.  
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   Dielectric Strength       Dielectric strength is the maximum voltage field that the material can withstand before electrical breakdown occurs. 
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   Dielectric Constant       The dielectric constant is the relative permittivity of a material compared to a vacuum or free space.  k = εr = ε / εo= where ε is the absolute permittivity of the material and εo is the absolute permittivity of a vacuum 8.85 x 10-12 F/m.  
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   Index of Refraction       The index of refraction is a measure of the speed of light in a material. 
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   Light Transmission       This is the amount of light transmitted through a material. 
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Processing & Physical Properties
   Viscosity       Viscosity is a measurement of a fluid's resistance to flow. Water is lower in viscosity than motor oil or honey. Oil is lower in viscosity than tar or molasses.  Depending on the application method, viscosity determines how well a resin fills the cavities or voids in a mold.    
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   Melt Flow Index (MFI)       Melt flow index (MFI) is the output flow rate in grams that occurs in 10 minute periods through a standard die of 2.0955 mm diameter and 8.000 mm in length, while a fixed pressure is applied to a 190°C melt via a piston. Blow molding and extrusion processes tend to use resins with lower MFI values. Injection molding typically utilizes higher MFI polymers. 
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   Water Absorption       The amount of water absorbed by the material. 
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