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Plastic Materials and Specifications

PLASTIC MATERIAL PROCESS CONDITIONS

PROCESS TEMPERATURE

MOLD TEMPERATURE

HOT RUNNER TEMPERATURE

DENSITY MELTING

SOLID DENSITY

STANDARD RESIN SYMBOL

MATERIAL

[°C]

[°F]

[°C]

[°F]

[°C]

[°F]

[g/cm 3 ] [Ibs/inch 3 ] [g/cm 3 ] [Ibs/inch 3 ]

SB

210 220 230 210 300

410 428 446 410 572

70 45 80 45 80

158 113 176 113 176

230 240 255 230 330

446 464 491 446 626

0.93 0.93 0.99 0.95 1.08

0.0366 1.02 0.0366 1.11 0.0358 1.08 0.0343 1.05 0.0390 1.20

0.0369 0.0401 0.0390 0.0379 0.0434

Styrene Butadiene

PUR SAN

Polyurethane

Styrene-acrylonitrile

PS PC

Polystyrene

Polycarbonate

PPO

260

500

80

176

300

572

0.99

0.0358 1.13

0.0408

Polyphenylene Oxide-Styrene

PE PP

200 225 330 300 265 220 255 240

392 437

25 40

77

225 245 370 330 290 250 280 265

437 473 698 626 554 482 536 509

0.74 0.73 1.13 1.53 1.44 0.98 1.09 0.78

0.0267 0.96 0.0264 0.91 0.0408 1.37 0.0553 1.70 0.0520 1.57 0.0354 1.14 0.0394 1.26 0.0282 0.90

0.0347 0.0329 0.0495 0.0614 0.0567 0.0412 0.0455 0.0325

Polyethylene Polypropylene

104 329 230 140 194 194

PEEK PPS PBT PA 6 PA 66

626 165 572 110

Polyether-etherketone Polyphenylene Sulfide

509 428 491 464

60 90 90 35

Polyebutylene Terephthalate

Polyamide 6 Polyamide 66

TPE

95

Thermal Plastic Elastomers

POM

180

356 100

212

200

392

1.16

0.0419 1.42

0.0513

Polyoxymethylene (Polyacetal)

PMMA

235

455

70

158

250

482

1.09

0.0394 1.18

0.0426

Polymethyl Methacrylate

ABS

225

437

70

158

250

482

0.95

0.0343 1.08

0.0390

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

NOTE: Temperature and density values shown above are general, and may not apply to your application. Please refer to proper processing data for the resin grade intended for your specific application. Failure to use temperature settings appropriate to the specific resin and resin grade intended for your application may result in poor part quality, or inability to produce acceptable molded parts.

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