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NEMA Laminate vs. Melamine Moulding Compound

Both NEMA laminate and melamine moulding compound are thermoset plastics. There are 4 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, in this case) are not shown.

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

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.3 to 1.9
1.3 to 1.9
Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm 12 to 21
4.4 to 11
Flexural Strength, MPa 87 to 340
45 to 160
Water Absorption After 24 Hours, % 0.17 to 3.5
0.13 to 0.53