Cellulosic Thermoplastic

Properties

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Density
1.15 to 1.3 g/cm3, or 71.7 to 81 lb/ft3
Elongation at Break
Typical
25 to 55 %
Flexural Modulus
0.8 to 2.1 GPa, or 0.11 to 0.30 106 psi
Flexural Strength (MOR)
Typical
21 to 57 MPa, or 3.0 to 8.2 103 psi
Glass Transition Temperature
140 to 230 °C, or 280 to 440 °F
Heat Deflection Temperature
At 1.82 MPa (264 psi)
53 to 82 °C, or 120 to 170 °F
Heat Deflection Temperature
At 455 kPa (66 psi)
68 to 92 °C, or 150 to 190 °F
Resilience
Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), Per Volume
Resilience
Ultimate, Per Mass
Specific Heat Capacity
Conventional
1460 to 1500 J/kg-K
Specific Heat Capacity
Volumetric
1600 to 1900 103 J/m3-K
Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio
Flexural
0.69 to 1.6 MN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Flexural
18 to 47 kN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile, Ultimate
17 to 41 kN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile, Yield
14 to 33 kN-m/kg
Tensile Strength
Ultimate
20 to 50 MPa, or 2.9 to 7.2 103 psi
Tensile Strength
Yield (Proof)
17 to 40 MPa, or 2.4 to 5.8 103 psi
Thermal Conductivity
Ambient
0.25 W/m-K
Thermal Expansion
20 to 100°C
14 µm/m-K
Vicat Softening Temperature
85 to 115 °C, or 180 to 239 °F
Water Absorption
After 24 Hours
1.2 to 2.3 %

Only showing properties for which the substantial majority of variants have data.

See Also

Charles A. Harper (editor), Modern Plastics Handbook, 1999.


J. A. Brydson, Plastics Materials, 7th ed., 1999 (link).


Michael L. Berins (editor), SPI Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., 5th ed., 2000.

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