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Formolene® 4142N Datasheet

Polypropylene Homopolymer

Supplied by Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

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Product Description
Homopolymer For Injection Molded Applications

Formolene® 4142N is a highly isotactic, polypropylene homopolymer with fast cycle time and easy mold release. It has use in injection molded applications including appliances, closures and thin wall programs. It contains a unique combination of stabilizers and additives, including nucleation and antistat which provides excellent processability and good end use performance.

Formolene® 4142N meets all requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as specified in 21 CFR 177.1520, covering safe use of polyolefin articles and components of articles intended for direct food contact.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • North America
Additive 
  • Antistatic
  • Nucleating Agent
 
Features 
  • Antistatic
  • Fast Molding Cycle
  • Food Contact Acceptable
  • Good Mold Release
  • Good Processability
  • High Isotactic
  • Homopolymer
  • Nucleated
Uses 
  • Appliances
  • Closures
  • Thin-walled Parts
Agency Ratings 
 
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Injection Molding
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density
g/cm³
ASTM D1505
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (230°C/2.16 kg)
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Strength 2 (Yield, Injection Molded)
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Elongation 2 (Yield, Injection Molded)
%
ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus - 1% Secant  3 (Injection Molded)
psi
ASTM D790
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (73°F, Injection Molded)
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness (R-Scale, Injection Molded)
 
ASTM D785
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Isotactic, High Isotacticity, Fast Cycle, Rapid Cycle, Productivity, Fast Molding Cycle, Good Mold Release, Easy Release, Good Demolding, Good Processability, Easy Processing.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Thin-walled Parts, Thin Walled Parts, Thin-wall Parts, Thin wall Parts, Thinwall Parts.
Agency Ratings
This plastic material has 2 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): FDA (1), EC (1).
Available Documents
Processing - Film (English)
Processing - Injection Molding (English)
Processing - Sheet Extrusion (English)
Technical Datasheet (English)
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
22.0 in/min
30.051 in/min
 
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