Properties

PVC Rigid

Topics   Index

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Copyright 2002 by Roger D. Corneliussen
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Values are from Modern Plastics Encyclopedia 99.

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Melt Flow
Melting Temperature
Glass Transition
Processing Molding Pressure
Processing Molding Temperature
Compression Ratio
Mold Shrinkage
Tensile Strength
Elongation
Tensile Yield Strength
Compressive Strength
Flexural Strength
Tensile Modulus
Flexural Modulus
Izod Impact Strength
Hardness
Deflection Temperature
Thermal Expansion
Thermal Conductivity
Specific Gravity
Dielectric Strength
Water Absorption

Melt Flow ASTM D1238 (gm/10 min)
--- gm /10 min

Melting Temperature  degrees C
Tm Crystalline
--- C

Glass Transition (C)
Tg (Amorphous)

75 to 105 C

Processing Temperature Range Degrees F
Extrusion

285 to 400 for compression molding
300 to 415 F for injection molding

Molding Pressure Range ( PSI) (ksi)
10 000 to 40 000 psi
10 to 40 ksi
67 to 267 MPa

Compression Ratio
2.0 to 2.3

Mold(Linear) Shrinkage (in/in)
ASTM D955

0.002 to 0.006

Tensile Strength at Break
ASTM D638
5900 to 7500 psi
39 to 50 MPa

Elongation at break (%)
ASTM D638
40 to 80 %

Tensile Yield Strength (psi)
ASTM D638
5900 to 6500 psi
39 to 43 MPa

Compressive Strength (psi)
Rupture or Yield
ASTM D695
8 000 to 13 000  psi
53 to 87 MPa

Flexural Strength (psi)
Rupture or Yield
ASTM D790
10 000 to 16 000  psi
67 to 107 MPa

 Tensile Modulus (psi)
ASTM D638
350 000 to 600 000 psi
3.3 to 4 GPa

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Modulus

Compressive Modulus (psi)
ASTM D695
--- psi

To go to Modulus Values,
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Modulus

Flexural Modulus (psi)
ASTM D790
At 73 F
300 000 to 500 000 psi
2 to 3 GPa
At 200 F
--- psi
At 250 F
--- psi

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Modulus

Izod Impact (ft-lb/in of notch)
ASTM D256A

0.4 to 22 ft lb/in of notch

Hardness
Rockwell ASTM D785
M60 - 
--
Shore D65 ASTM D2240/D2583
85

Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(10 exp-6 )in/in/C
50 to 100 (10 x exp 6) in/in /C
0.000 050 to 0.000 100 in/in /C

Deflection Temperature under flexural load (F)
ASTM D648
264 psi ---
140 to 170 F
66 psi  ---
135 to 180 F

Thermal Conductivity
(10 x exp 4)al cm/sec cm2 C
ASTM C177
3.5 to 5.0 (10 x exp 4) cal cm/sec cm2
0.00035 to 0.00050  cal cm/sec cm2

Specific Gravity
ASTM D792
1.30 to 5.0

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Density

Water Absorption
(1/8 in thick specimen) (%)
ASTM D570
24 hr --- 
0.04 to 0.4 %
Saturation 
---  %

Dielectric Strength v/mil
(1/8 in thick Specimen; short time)
350 to 500 v/mil

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