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Melamine vs. NEMA Laminate

Both melamine and NEMA laminate are thermoset plastics. There are 6 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (19, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is melamine and the bottom bar is NEMA laminate.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.5
1.3 to 1.9
Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm 30
12 to 21
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 5.6
8.3 to 40
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 14
17 to 50
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 30
55 to 260
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 60
9.0 to 20