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Material System
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   Bismaleimide (BMI)       Material based on thermoset bismaleimide (BMI) resin. Aromatic polyimides are among the most thermally stable organic materials known. BMI thermoset resins have high temperature resistance. Bismaleimide (BMI) resins have processing characteristics similar to epoxy resins and are used as laminating resins, prepregs, adhesives and other composite applications. 
   Butyl / Polyisobutylene       Elastomeric materials are based upon or use a butyl, polybutene, or polyisobutylene chemical system. Chlorinated isobutylene or chlorobutyl can be used alone or in blends with other polymers to achieve special properties.  Butyl is a common term used for the isobutylene isoprene elastomer. It provides resistance to water, steam, alkalis, and oxygenated solvents. Butyl has low gas permeation and is capable of providing high-energy absorption (dampening) and good hot tear strength. The suggested operating temperature for butyl is -75° to 250° F. 
   Epoxy       Epoxy resins exhibit high strength and low shrinkage during curing. Epoxies are used for their toughness and resistance to chemical and environmental damage. Most epoxies are two-part resins cured at room temperature. Some thermally-cured or thermoset one-part epoxies are also available. Depending on the formulation, epoxy resins are used as casting resins, potting agents, resin binders, or laminating resins in fiberglass or composite construction. They are also used to encapsulate electrical conductors in microelectronic packaging, and adhesives in structural bonding applications. 
   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.  
   Isoprene / Polyisoprene       Natural rubber is based on polyisoprene or isoprene chemical systems. Synthetic or man-made versions of isoprene are also available. 
   Phenolics (Melamine, Furan)       Phenolic and formaldehyde resins are thermosetting molding compounds and adhesives that have strong bonds and provide good resistance to high temperatures. Phenolic or phenol formaldehyde, urea formaldehyde, furan, and melamine resins fit into this category. Phenolic resin adhesives made from chemicals of the phenol group and formaldehyde are generally the most durable. Phenolic resins are available in liquid, powder, and film form. Special phenolic resins that harden at moderate temperatures when mixed with suitable accelerators are also available. Phenol-formaldehyde, resorcinol-formaldehyde, resol, and novalac resins are types of phenolic resins. Urea resin adhesives are made from urea, formaldehyde, and catalysts or hardeners. Urea formaldehyde resins can harden rapidly at moderate temperatures, but generally do not have the properties of phenolic resins. Melamine resins are made through a reaction of dicyandiamide with formaldehyde. Most of the resins in this group have excellent dielectric properties. Furan formaldehyde (FF) resins are made by the polymerization or poly-condensation of furfural, furfural alcohol, or other compounds containing a furan ring, or by the reaction of these furan compounds with other compounds (not over 50%). Fire-retardant furans are used in hand lay-up, spray-up, and filament winding operations. Furans are commonly used in foundry binders, grinding wheels, refractories, and other high temperature applications. Furan resins and chemicals are also used in fiberglass composites, hybrid resins combined with epoxy or phenolics, and in corrosion-resistant cements. 
   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. 
   Polybutadiene       Polybutadiene is a commonly used polymer system with dielectric potting compounds and coatings. It can be combined with other rubber polymers to form flexible sealants. Polybutadiene remains flexible even at low temperatures. 
   Vinyl Ester       Thermosetting resins or plastics are based on the polyester (alkyd) or vinyl ester system. These materials should not be confused with thermoplastic polyesters or PET resins. 
   Polysulphide       Polymer resins or compounds are based on polysulfide or polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) chemical systems.  
   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.  
   Silicone       Plastic compounds, elastomer resins, or polymers are based on the silicone chemical system. Silicones are produced through the hydrolysis and polymerization of silanes and siloxanes. 
   Specialty / Other       Other specialty, proprietary or unlisted resin, chemical system or compound, or polymer type. 
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   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. 
   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.  
   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. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary filler types. 
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Resins & Compounds
           
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   Liquid       Adhesive, sealant, or resins are in the form of a low-to-moderate viscosity liquid. 
   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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   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. 
   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.   
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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       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 the substrate 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. 
   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.  
   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. 
   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. 
   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. 
   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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