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Compare PC to PS

Both PC and PS are thermoplastics. There are 9 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, in this case) are not shown.

Material Properties in Common

Density, g/cm3

PC 1.2 to 1.4
PS 1.0

Elongation at Break, %

PC 3.5 to 110
PS 1.8 to 40

Flexural Strength, MPa

PC 92 to 160
PS 62 to 80

Glass Transition Temperature, °C

PC 150
PS 100

Impact Strength: Notched Izod, J/m

PC 140 to 440
PS 19 to 45

Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K

PC 1000 to 1200
PS 1250 to 1400

Strength to Weight Ratio, kN-m/kg

PC 55 to 110
PS 31 to 42

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa

PC 66 to 160
PS 32 to 44

Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K

PC 10 to 69
PS 80 to 98