Polyphenylene ether (PPE), also called polyphenylene oxide (PPO), is a high performance, rigid amorphous engineering thermoplastics. It has high strength and impact toughness, outstanding electrical properties, dimensional stability, mechanical and dielectric strength and good resistance to many chemicals, and moderately high heat distortion temperature. To improve melt processability and toughness, polystyrene is usually added to it.
- Excellent Resistant to steam, hot water, salt solutions, acids, bases, and mineral.
- Low Moisture Absorption due to its inherent chemical composition.
- Good Electrical Insulating Properties over a wide range of humidity and temperature ranges because of its extremely low water absorption.
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|Water Absorption||ASTM D570||%||0.07|
|Rockwell Hardness||ASTM D785||R scale||119|
|Mechanical||Tensile Modulus||ASTM D638||psi||3.5 × 105|
|Tensile Strength||ASTM D638||psi||9,600|
|Tensile Elongation||ASTM D638||%||1.0 – 2.0|
|Flexural Modulus||ASTM D790||psi||3.6 × 105|
|Flexural Strength||ASTM D790||psi||13,500|
|Izod Impact||ASTM D256||ft-lb/in||5.0|
|Thermal||Vicat Softening Point||ASTM D648||°C/°F||154 / 310|
|Heat Deflection Temperature at 264 psi||ASTM D648||°C/°F||129 / 265|
|Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion||ASTM D696||in./in./°F||3.3×10-5|
|Electrical||Electrical Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||Ω-cm||1017|
|Surface Resistivity||ASTM D257||Ω / sq||2.0×1016|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150||60 Hz||2.7|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150||60 Hz||0.0007|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149||V/mm||19,700|