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Plasticized (Flexible) Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-P)
Material Properties
Density: 1.2 to 1.7 g/cm3 (75 to 110 lb/ft3)
Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity): 4 to 8
Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential): 12 to 26 kV/mm (0.5 to 1.0 V/mil)
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus: 1.4 GPa (0.20 x 106 psi)
Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude: 9 to 13 10x Ω-m
Elongation at Break: 35 to 450 %
Glass Transition Temperature: 75 °C (170 °F)
Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI): 44 %
Melting Onset (Solidus): 190 °C (370 °F)
Specific Heat Capacity: 1400 J/kg-K
Strength to Weight Ratio: 6 to 20 kN-m/kg
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS): 10 to 24 MPa (1.5 to 3.5 x 103 psi)
Thermal Conductivity: 0.17 W/m-K
Thermal Expansion: 70 to 250 µm/m-K
Water Absorption: After 24 Hours: 0.15 to 0.75 %
See Also
Modern Plastics Handbook, Charles A. Harper (editor), 1999
Plastics Materials, 7th ed., J. A. Brydson, 1999
SPI Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., 5th ed., Michael L. Berins (editor), 2000

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