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Plastic Material Properties

To make informed design decisions when working with plastics, it's important to have a solid understanding of plastic material properties. Below you'll find an index of common plastic material properties and standard test methods, including their descriptions with helpful diagrams. It's also important to understand the terms used by suppliers, and how their plastics grades perform in various conditions. This understanding will also help you compare different grades and choose the best performing materials for your products.

Material Properties of Plastic
Aging Elastomers Electrical Fill Analysis
Films Flammability General Hardness
Impact Mechanical Optical Physical
Thermal Thermoset UL 746

Also, be sure to reference an excellent article written by Micheal Sepe titled Getting the Most Out of Your Plastics Data.