API PS 505 HF Datasheet

Medium Impact Polystyrene

Supplied by American Polymers, Inc.

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Product Description
API 505-HF is a high flow, intermediate grade of impact modified polystyrene. This material possess exceptional moldability and easy colorablility. API 505 HF offers good retention of mechanical properties in applications with long flow length requirements.

Application: API 505-HF is widely used in housewares, housings of all types, toys, displays, and as base resin for color concentrate production.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Discontinued
Availability 
  • North America
Features 
  • Good Colorability
  • Good Moldability
  • High Flow
  • Medium Impact Resistance
 
Uses 
  • Color Concentrates
  • Decorative Displays
  • Household Goods
  • Housings
  • Toys
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • 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
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Strength (Break)
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Elongation (Break)
%
ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus
psi
ASTM D790
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (0.125 in, 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 (264 psi, Annealed)
°F
ASTM D648
Vicat Softening Temperature
°F
ASTM D1525
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Flow, High Melt, High MFI, Good Moldability, Good Colorability, Medium Impact Resistance.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Household Goods, Housewares, Housings, Housing, Decorative Displays.
Available Documents
Processing (English)
Technical Datasheet (English)
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
°F
 
Drying Time
hr
 
Suggested Max Regrind
%
 
Rear Temperature
°F
 
Front Temperature
°F
 
Mold Temperature
°F
 
Injection Pressure
psi
 
Back Pressure
psi
 
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
 
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