STYRON™ 686E Datasheet

General Purpose Polystyrene Resin

Supplied by Trinseo

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Product Description
STYRON™ 
686E
STYRON™ 686E is a general purpose polystyrene resin designed for both moulding and extrusion applications.The balance between heat resistance, toughness and flow is exceptional.It also has good dimensional stability and excellent clarity.

Applications:
  • Foamed PS sheets used for packaging, e.g. egg trays
  • Thin-wall food packages
  • Medium and heavy section applications in the injection moulding field

Complies with:
  • Europe REGULATION (EC) 10/2011
  • U.S. FDA 21 CFR 177.1640
  • Consult regulations for details.
 
STYRON™ 686E is a General Purpose Polystyrene material. It is available in Latin America for extrusion or injection molding.

Important attributes of STYRON™ 686E are:
  • Clarity
  • Food Contact Acceptable
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Good Toughness
  • Heat Resistant

Typical applications include:
  • Foam
  • Food Contact Applications
  • Packaging
General STYRON™ 
686E
 
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • Europe
  • Latin America
Features 
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Good Toughness
  • High Clarity
  • High Heat Resistance
  • Food Contact Acceptable
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Good Flow
  • Good Toughness
  • High Clarity
  • High Heat Resistance
Uses 
  • Food Packaging
  • General Purpose
  • Sheet
  • Thin-walled Parts
  • Foam
  • Food Packaging
Agency Ratings 
UL File Number 
--
  • E326906
Appearance 
  • Clear/Transparent
--
Forms 
  • Pellets
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Blow Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
  • Sheet Extrusion
  • Thermoforming
  • Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
Physical STYRON™ 
686E
 
Unit
Test Method
Density / Specific Gravity
       
--
--
 
ASTM D792
--
--
g/cm³
ISO 1183
Apparent (Bulk) Density
--
g/cm³
ISO 60
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
       
200°C/5.0 kg
--
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
200°C/5.0 kg
--
g/10 min
ISO 1133
Molding Shrinkage - Flow
--
in/in
ASTM D955
Mechanical STYRON™ 
686E
 
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus (Injection Molded)
--
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Strength
       
Yield, Injection Molded
--
psi
ASTM D638
Yield
--
psi
ISO 527-2/5
Break, Injection Molded
--
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Elongation
       
Break, Injection Molded
--
%
ASTM D638
Break
--
%
ISO 527-2/5
Flexural Modulus
       
Injection Molded
--
psi
ASTM D790
--
--
psi
ISO 178
Flexural Strength
       
Injection Molded
--
psi
ASTM D790
--
--
psi
ISO 178
Impact STYRON™ 
686E
 
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (73°F, Injection Molded)
--
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Hardness STYRON™ 
686E
 
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness (L-Scale)
--
 
 
Ball Indentation Hardness
--
psi
ISO 2039-1
Thermal STYRON™ 
686E
 
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
       
66 psi, Unannealed
--
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Unannealed
--
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Annealed
--
°F
ISO 75-2/A
Vicat Softening Temperature
       
--
--
°F
ASTM D1525
--
--
°F
ISO 306/A120
CLTE - Flow
--
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
Flammability STYRON™ 
686E
 
Unit
Test Method
Flame Rating 2 (0,06 in)
--
 
UL 94
Additional Information STYRON™ 
686E
 
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Rupture
--
psi
ASTM D638
STYRON™ 
686E
Compression moulded specimens.
Related Terminology
STYRON™ 
686E
This supplier and product may also be known by these terms: Styron LLC
Features
STYRON™ 
686E
Features may also be described by the following terms: Good Dimensional Stability, Dimensionally Stable, High Clarity, High Heat Resistance, Heat Resistant, Good Toughness, Tough.
 
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Heat Resistance, Heat Resistant, High Clarity, Good Dimensional Stability, Dimensionally Stable, Good Flow, Good Toughness, Tough.
Uses
STYRON™ 
686E
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Thin-walled Parts, Thin Walled Parts, Thin-wall Parts, Thin wall Parts, Thinwall Parts, Food Packaging.
 
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Food Packaging.
Agency Ratings
STYRON™ 
686E
This plastic material has 2 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): EU (1), FDA (1).
 
This plastic material has 1 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): FDA (1).
Available Documents
STYRON™ 
686E
Technical Datasheet
 
Technical Datasheet (English)
Technical Datasheet (Spanish)
Injection STYRON™ 
686E
 
Unit
 
Rear Temperature
--
°F
 
Middle Temperature
--
°F
 
Front Temperature
--
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
--
°F
 
Back Pressure
--
psi
 
Extrusion STYRON™ 
686E
 
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
 
Extrusion Notes
 
Polish Rolls: 66 - 104 °C
Head Pressure: 10 - 21 MPA
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2This rating not intended to reflect hazards presented by this or any other material under actual fire conditions.
 
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