Properties of PS high heat - Polystyrene high heat

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Strength and Limitations Applications Properties Processability
Property Value
   Dimensional Stability
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
Water Absorption 24 hours
   Electrical Performances
Dielectric Constant
Dissipation Factor
Volume Resistivity
   Fire Performances
Fire Resistance (LOI)
Flammability UL94
   Mechanical Properties
Elongation at Break
Elongation at Yield
Flexibility (Flexural Modulus)
Hardness Rockwell M
Hardness Shore D
Stiffness (Flexural Modulus)
Strength at Break (Tensile)
Strength at Yield (Tensile)
Toughness (Notched Izod Impact at Room Temperature)
Young Modulus
   Optical Properties
Transparency (% Visible Light Transmission)
   Physical Properties
Glass Transition Temperature
   Radiation Resistance
Gamma Radiation Resistance
UV Light Resistance
   Service Temperature
Ductile / Brittle Transition Temperature
HDT @0.46 Mpa (67 psi)
HDT @1.8 Mpa (264 psi)
Max Continuous Service Temperature
Min Continuous Service Temperature
Sterilization Resistance (Repeated)
Thermal Insulation (Thermal Conductivity)
   Chemical Resistance - Acetone
Acetone @ 100%, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Ammonium hydroxide
Ammonium hydroxide @ 30%, 20°C
Ammonium hydroxide @ diluted, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Aromatic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons @ 20°C
Aromatic hydrocarbons @ hot conditions
   Chemical Resistance - Benzene
Benzene @ 100%, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Butylacetate
Butylacetate @ 100%, 20°C
Butylacetate @ 100%, 60°C
   Chemical Resistance - Chlorinated solvents
Chlorinated solvents @ 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Chloroform
Chloroform @ 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Dioctylphtalate
Dioctylphtalate @ 100%, 100°C
Dioctylphtalate @ 100%, 20°C
Dioctylphtalate @ 100%, 60°C
   Chemical Resistance - Ethanol
Ethanol @ 96%, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Ethyleneglycol (Ethane diol)
Ethyleneglycol (Ethane diol) @ 100%, 100°C
Ethyleneglycol (Ethane diol) @ 100%, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Glycerol
Glycerol @ 100%, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Kerosene
Kerosene @ 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Methanol
Methanol @ 100%, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Methylethyl ketone
Methylethyl ketone @ 100%, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Mineral oil
Mineral oil @ 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Phenol
Phenol @ 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Silicone oil
Silicone oil @ 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Sodium hydroxide
Sodium hydroxide @ 10%, 20°C
Sodium hydroxide @ 10%, 90°C
   Chemical Resistance - Sodium hypochlorite
Sodium hypochlorite @ 20%, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Strong acids
Strong acids @ concentrated, 20°C
   Chemical Resistance - Toluene
Toluene @ 20°C
Toluene @ 60°C
   Chemical Resistance - Xylene
Xylene @ 20°C

*Cost Index
1.  Less than 1.6 €/kg or 0.9 $/lbs
2.  1.6 - 4 €/kg or 0.9 to 2.2 $/lbs
3.  3 to 11 €/kg or 1.6-6 $/lbs
4.  10 to 25 €/kg or 5.5 to 13.6 $/lbs
5.  More than 25 €/kg or 13.6$/lbs

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