PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVC is one of the most widely used thermoplastics on the market. Its superior combination of properties and its low cost make it an easy choice for many applications.
PVC offers excellent chemical and flame resistance, strength-to-weight ratio and dielectric properties along with good tensile, flexural and mechanical strength, low moisture absorption and exceptional dimensional stability. In addition, it is easily altered by the addition of plasticizers, impact modifiers and other ingredients.
PVC can be used in the most demanding applications including food processing and is available in both rigid and flexible formulations.
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|Density||1.3e3 - 1.49e3||kg/m^3||0.047 - 0.0538||lb/ft^3|
|Yield Strength||4.14e7 - 5.27e7||Pa||6 - 7.64||ksi|
|Tensile Strength||4.14e7 - 5.27e7||Pa||6 - 7.64||ksi|
|Elongation||0.4 - 0.8||% strain||40 - 80||% strain|
|Hardness (Vickers)||1.22e8 - 1.55e8||Pa||12.4 - 15.8||HV|
|Impact Strength (unnotched)||1.9e5 - 2e5||J/m^2||90.4 - 95.2||ft.lbf/in^2|
|Fracture Toughness||3.63e6 - 3.85e6||Pa/m^0.5||3.3 - 3.5||ksi/in^0.5|
|Young's Modulus||2.48e9 - 3.3e9||Pa||0.36 - 0.479||10^6 psi|
|Max Service Temperature||50 - 65||°C||122 - 149||°F|
|Insulator or Conductor||Insulator||Insulator|
|Specific Heat Capability||1e3 - 1.1e3||J/kg °C||0.239 - 0.263||BTU/lb. °F|
|Thermal Expansion Coefficent||9e-5 - 1.8e-4||strain/°C||50 - 100||µstrain/°F|
|CO2 Footprint||1.85 - 2.04||kg/kg||1.85 - 2.04||lb/lb|
∗ The information on this page is intended as general guidance only and is only accurate at the time of posting (see date below). Specific material properties vary by manufacturer. Please contact a Dielectric application engineer for help in choosing the optimal material for your application and budget.
Posting Date: July 30, 2012