# PBI vs. Melamine

Both PBI and melamine are thermoset plastics. There are 16 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (13, in this case) are not shown.

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

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## Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa | 5.9 | |

7.0 |

Elongation at Break, % | 3.0 | |

1.0 |

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa | 160 | |

30 |

## Thermal Properties

Maximum Temperature: Decomposition, °C | 590 | |

350 |

Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K | 930 | |

1200 |

Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K | 0.41 | |

0.5 |

Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K | 23 | |

60 |

## Electrical Properties

Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential), kV/mm | 23 | |

30 |

Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude, 10^{x} Ω-m |
13 | |

9.0 |

## Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm^{3} |
1.3 | |

1.5 |

## Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points | 2.5 | |

2.6 |

Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points | 46 | |

43 |

Strength to Weight: Axial, points | 34 | |

5.6 |

Strength to Weight: Bending, points | 50 | |

14 |

Thermal Diffusivity, mm^{2}/s |
0.34 | |

0.28 |

Thermal Shock Resistance, points | 84 | |

5.1 |