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Ethylene Ethyl Acrylate (EEA)

EEA is a thermoplastic, further classified as an ethylene copolymer. It has a very low tensile strength and a fairly low density among thermoplastics. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare EEA to: ethylene copolymers (top), all thermoplastics (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

0.035 GPa 0.0051 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

14 MPa 2.0 x 103 psi

Electrical Properties

Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity) At 1 Hz


Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential)

22 kV/mm 0.86 V/mil

Other Material Properties


0.93 g/cm3 58 lb/ft3

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

85 °C 190 °F

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

0.021 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

12 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

4.2 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

14 points

Followup Questions

Further Reading

SPI Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., 5th ed., Michael L. Berins (editor), 2000

Modern Plastics Handbook, Charles A. Harper (editor), 1999

Plastics Materials, 7th ed., J. A. Brydson, 1999