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PC vs. SAN

Both PC and SAN are thermoplastics. There are 8 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (6, in this case) are not shown.

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

Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.2 to 1.4
1.1 to 1.4
Elongation at Break, % 3.5 to 110
2.5
Flexural Modulus, GPa 2.3 to 10
3.8 to 13
Impact Strength: Notched Izod, J/m 140 to 440
23 to 60
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1000 to 1200
1070 to 1380
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 30
19 to 25
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 30 to 45
36 to 40
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 66 to 160
74 to 130