Americas Styrenics MC3650 Datasheet

General Purpose Polystyrene

Supplied by Americas Styrenics LLC

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Product Description
Americas Styrenics MC3650 is a General Purpose Polystyrene material. It is available in North America for extrusion or injection molding.

Important attributes of Americas Styrenics MC3650 are:
  • Flame Rated
  • Clarity
  • Crystalline
  • Fast Molding Cycle
  • Food Contact Acceptable

Typical applications include:
  • Kitchenware
  • Containers
  • Food Contact Applications
  • Household Applications
  • Medical/Healthcare
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • North America
Additive 
  • Mold Release
Features 
  • Crystal
  • Fast Molding Cycle
  • Food Contact Acceptable
  • High Clarity
 
Uses 
  • Containers
  • Cups
  • Disposable Tableware
  • Household Goods
  • Vials
Agency Ratings 
 
UL File Number 
  • E326906
Appearance 
  • Clear - Blue Tint
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
 
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density / Specific Gravity
 
ASTM D792
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (200°C/5.0 kg)
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
Molding Shrinkage - Flow
in/in
ASTM D955
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus (Injection Molded)
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Strength
    ASTM D638
Break, Injection Molded
psi
 
Injection Molded
psi
 
Tensile Elongation (Break, Injection Molded)
%
ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus (Injection Molded)
psi
ASTM D790
Flexural Strength (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 (L-Scale)
 
ASTM D785
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
    ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed
°F
 
264 psi, Unannealed
°F
 
Vicat Softening Temperature
°F
ASTM D1525
CLTE - Flow
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
Flammability
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Flame Rating
 
UL 94
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Clarity, Fast Cycle, Rapid Cycle, Productivity, Fast Molding Cycle.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Household Goods, Housewares, Disposable Tableware.
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), USP (1).
Available Documents
Technical Datasheet (English)
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Rear Temperature
°F
 
Middle Temperature
°F
 
Front Temperature
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
°F
 
Mold Temperature
°F
 
Injection Rate
 
 
Back Pressure
psi
 
Cushion
in
 
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 5 Temp.
°F
 
Adapter Temperature
°F
 
Melt Temperature
°F
 
Die Temperature
°F
 
Back Pressure
psi
 
Extrusion Notes
Zone #6: 400 to 430°F
Polish Rolls: 150 to 220°F
Compression Ratio: 4:1
Extruder Die: 110 - 150% of the required sheet thickness
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
 
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