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PC vs. PS

Both PC and PS are thermoplastics. There are 10 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (16, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is PC and the bottom bar is PS.

Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.2 to 1.4
1.0
Elongation at Break, % 3.5 to 110
1.8 to 40
Flexural Strength, MPa 92 to 160
62 to 80
Glass Transition Temperature, °C 150
100
Impact Strength: Notched Izod, J/m 140 to 440
19 to 45
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1000 to 1200
1250 to 1400
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 30
8.5 to 12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 30 to 45
22 to 26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 66 to 160
32 to 44
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 10 to 69
80 to 98