Polycarbonate (PC) Typical Properties Generic PC

Product Description
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic PC

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
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Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density / Specific Gravity
     
--
1.17 to 1.21
 
ASTM D792
73°F
1.19 to 1.20
g/cm³
ISO 1183
--
0.0433
lb/in³
ISO 1183 2
Apparent (Bulk) Density
0.63 to 0.66
g/cm³
ISO 60
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR)
     
300°C/1.2 kg
1.5 to 24
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
300°C/1.2 kg
1.8 to 24
g/10 min
ISO 1133
Melt Volume-Flow Rate (MVR)
     
300°C/1.2 kg
2.0 to 23
cm³/10min
ISO 1133
--
12
cm³/10min
ISO 1133 2
Spiral Flow
0.866 to 12.1
in
 
Molding Shrinkage
     
Flow : 73°F
5.0E-3 to 7.9E-3
in/in
ASTM D955
Across Flow : 73°F
5.7E-3 to 7.2E-3
in/in
ASTM D955
73°F
0.46 to 0.76
%
ISO 294-4
Water Absorption
     
24 hr, 73°F
0.15
%
ASTM D570
24 hr, 73°F
0.14 to 0.20
%
ISO 62
Saturation, 73°F
0.34 to 0.35
%
ASTM D570
Saturation, 73°F
0.30 to 0.35
%
ISO 62
Equilibrium, 73°F
0.31 to 0.35
%
ASTM D570
Equilibrium, 73°F, 50% RH
0.066 to 0.18
%
ISO 62
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
     
73°F
233000 to 388000
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
273000 to 393000
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Strength
     
Yield, 73°F
8250 to 9750
psi
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
7830 to 9790
psi
ISO 527-2
Yield
8710
psi
ISO 527-2 2
Break, 73°F
6810 to 10700
psi
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
7000 to 10700
psi
ISO 527-2
Ultimate, 73°F
9500 to 9540
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
6750 to 10300
psi
ASTM D638
73°F
8620 to 9630
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Elongation
     
Yield, 73°F
3.5 to 7.0
%
ASTM D638
Yield, 73°F
3.8 to 7.5
%
ISO 527-2
Break, 73°F
0.0 to 140
%
ASTM D638
Break, 73°F
1.0 to 150
%
ISO 527-2
Nominal Tensile Strain at Break (73°F)
47 to 50
%
ISO 527-2
Tensile Creep Modulus
    ISO 899-1
1 hr
319000
psi
 
1000 hr
275000
psi
 
Flexural Modulus
     
73°F
284000 to 409000
psi
ASTM D790
73°F
273000 to 377000
psi
ISO 178
Flexural Strength
     
73°F
11600 to 15900
psi
ASTM D790
73°F
10400 to 14800
psi
ISO 178
Yield, 73°F
12100 to 14700
psi
ASTM D790
Break, 73°F
10800 to 15500
psi
ASTM D790
Compressive Strength (73°F)
9000 to 16000
psi
ASTM D695
Shear Strength (73°F)
5800 to 10000
psi
ASTM D732
Coefficient of Friction
0.070 to 0.32
 
ASTM D1894
Taber Abrasion Resistance (73°F)
9.85 to 10.8
mg
ASTM D1044
Wear Factor
0.0 to 9.9E+6
10^-10 in³·min/ft·lb·hr
ASTM D3702
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Charpy Notched Impact Strength
     
73°F
3.6 to 39
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179
-22°F
6.25
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/1eA 2
73°F
29.4
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/1eA 2
Charpy Unnotched Impact Strength (73°F)
14 to 160
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179
Notched Izod Impact
     
73°F
0.40 to 18
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
73°F
3.5 to 40
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180
Notched Izod Impact (Area) (73°F)
4.76 to 36.3
ft·lb/in²
ASTM D256
Unnotched Izod Impact
     
73°F
39 to 60
ft·lb/in
ASTM D4812
73°F
10 to 92
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180
Instrumented Dart Impact
     
73°F
420 to 840
in·lb
ASTM D3763
73°F
36.0 to 96.4
ft·lb
ISO 6603-2
Multi-Axial Instrumented Impact Peak Force (73°F)
1100 to 1260
lbf
ISO 6603-2
Gardner Impact (73°F)
311 to 1500
in·lb
ASTM D3029
Tensile Impact Strength (73°F)
180 to 301
ft·lb/in²
ASTM D1822
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness
     
73°F
68 to 121
 
ASTM D785
73°F
68 to 120
 
ISO 2039-2
Ball Indentation Hardness
13500 to 16700
psi
ISO 2039-1
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
     
66 psi, Unannealed
268 to 286
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed
264 to 287
°F
ISO 75-2/B
66 psi, Annealed
282 to 295
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Annealed
276 to 295
°F
ISO 75-2/B
66 psi
290
°F
ISO 75-2 2
264 psi, Unannealed
238 to 282
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Unannealed
239 to 266
°F
ISO 75-2/A
264 psi, Annealed
276 to 290
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Annealed
275 to 292
°F
ISO 75-2/A
264 psi
265
°F
ISO 75-2 2
Continuous Use Temperature
246 to 249
°F
ASTM D794
Glass Transition Temperature
     
--
289 to 295
°F
ISO 11357-2
--
293 to 300
°F
DSC
Vicat Softening Temperature
     
--
275 to 313
°F
ASTM D1525
--
277 to 303
°F
ISO 306
50°C/h, B (50N)
300
°F
ISO 306 2
Ball Indentation Temperature
257
°F
IEC 60598-1
Melting Temperature
284 to 450
°F
 
CLTE
     
Flow
3.2E-5 to 3.9E-5
in/in/°F
ASTM D696, ISO 11359-2
Flow
3.2E-5 to 4.0E-5
in/in/°F
ASTM E831
Transverse
4.4E-6 to 1.0E-4
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
Transverse
3.3E-5 to 4.5E-5
in/in/°F
ASTM E831, ISO 11359-2
Specific Heat (73°F)
0.298 to 0.301
Btu/lb/°F
ASTM C351
Thermal Conductivity
     
73°F
1.0 to 3.4
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ASTM C177
73°F
1.2 to 5.0
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ISO 8302
RTI Elec
172 to 270
°F
UL 746B
RTI Imp
176 to 266
°F
UL 746B
RTI Str
172 to 266
°F
UL 746B
Electrical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Surface Resistivity
     
--
10 to 2.8E+15
ohms
ASTM D257
--
1.0 to 1.0E+16
ohms
IEC 60093
Volume Resistivity
     
73°F
10 to 1.0E+17
ohms·cm
ASTM D257
73°F
1.6 to 2.5E+16
ohms·cm
IEC 60093
Dielectric Strength
     
73°F
380 to 770
V/mil
ASTM D149
73°F
420 to 870
V/mil
IEC 60243-1
Dielectric Constant
     
73°F
2.87 to 3.21
 
ASTM D150
73°F
2.70 to 3.01
 
IEC 60250
73°F
2.90
 
IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor
     
73°F
5.0E-4 to 0.078
 
ASTM D150
73°F
4.0E-4 to 0.012
 
IEC 60250
Arc Resistance
89.8 to 120
sec
ASTM D495
Comparative Tracking Index
121 to 256
V
IEC 60112
High Amp Arc Ignition (HAI)
90.0 to 120
 
UL 746
Hot-wire Ignition (HWI)
23 to 45
sec
UL 746
Flammability
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Burning Rate
0.0 to 4.0
in/min
ISO 3795
Glow Wire Flammability Index
1550 to 1760
°F
IEC 60695-2-12
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature
1470 to 1610
°F
IEC 60695-2-13
Oxygen Index
     
--
25 to 26
%
ASTM D2863
--
25 to 36
%
ISO 4589-2
--
26
%
ISO 4589-2 2
Optical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Refractive Index
     
--
1.584 to 1.587
 
ASTM D542
--
1.585 to 1.586
 
ISO 489
Light Transmittance
86.7 to 91.0
%
ASTM D1003
Haze
-0.500 to 1.99
%
ASTM D1003
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
248 to 252
°F
 
Drying Time
2.8 to 5.3
hr
 
Drying Time, Maximum
28
hr
 
Dew Point
-20
°F
 
Suggested Max Moisture
0.020 to 0.025
%
 
Suggested Shot Size
50
%
 
Suggested Max Regrind
20
%
 
Hopper Temperature
151 to 161
°F
 
Rear Temperature
480 to 578
°F
 
Middle Temperature
514 to 594
°F
 
Front Temperature
532 to 611
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
528 to 576
°F
 
Processing (Melt) Temp
531 to 611
°F
 
Mold Temperature
178 to 216
°F
 
Injection Pressure
12200 to 14700
psi
 
Back Pressure
59.9 to 114
psi
 
Screw Speed
51 to 58
rpm
 
Clamp Tonnage
3.5 to 3.6
tons/in²
 
Vent Depth
1.5E-3 to 2.0E-3
in
 
Injection Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic PC

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
229 to 255
°F
 
Drying Time
3.3 to 13
hr
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
512 to 518
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
542 to 549
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
538 to 545
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.
540 to 545
°F
 
Adapter Temperature
552 to 554
°F
 
Melt Temperature
525 to 594
°F
 
Die Temperature
523 to 532
°F
 
Extrusion Notes
This data represents typical values that have been calculated from all products classified as: Generic PC

This information is provided for comparative purposes only.
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2Tested in accordance with ISO 10350. 23°C/50%r.h. unless otherwise noted.