Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP, Zenite)

Properties

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Density
1.4 to 1.62 g/cm3, or 87 to 101 lb/ft3
Elastic (Young's) Modulus
11 to 24 GPa, or 1.5 to 3.4 106 psi
Elongation at Break
Typical
1 to 3 %
Flexural Modulus
9 to 23 GPa, or 1.3 to 3.3 106 psi
Flexural Strength (MOR)
Typical
160 to 320 MPa, or 23 to 46 103 psi
Heat Deflection Temperature
At 1.82 MPa (264 psi)
243 to 271 °C, or 469 to 519 °F
Maximum Temperature
Onset of Melting (Solidus)
280 °C, or 530 °F
Maximum Temperature
Decomposition
Speed of Sound
88 to 120 103 m/s, or 280 to 390 103 ft/s
Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio
Flexural
6.4 to 15 MN-m/kg
Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile
7.8 to 16 MN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Flexural
110 to 210 kN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile, Ultimate
110 to 150 kN-m/kg
Tensile Strength
Ultimate
180 to 230 MPa, or 26 to 33 103 psi

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.


Xin-Jiu Wang and Qi-Feng Zhou, Liquid Crystalline Polymers, 2004 (link).

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