PVC Properties

Physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties of PVC

TYPICAL PROPERTIES
  UNITS ASTM TEST  
Tensile Strength psi D638 7,500
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity psi D790 481,000
Izod Impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 1.0
Heat Deflection Temperature (66psi / 264psi) °F D648  -    158
Water Absorption
(Immersion 24 hours)
% D570 0.06

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
  UNITS ASTM TEST  
Specific Gravity - D792 1.42
Water Absorption
(Immersion 24 hours)
% D570 0.06

 

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
  UNITS ASTM TEST  
Tensile Strength psi D638 7,500
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity psi D638 411,000
Tensile Elongation % D638 -
Flexural Strength psi D790 12,800
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity psi D790 481,000
Compressive Strength psi D695 -
Hardness scale as noted D785, D2240 R115, Shore D 89
Izod Impact ft-lbs/in D256 1.0

 

THERMAL PROPERTIES
  UNITS ASTM TEST  
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion in/in/°F x 10-5 D696 3.2
Heat Deflection Temperature (66psi / 264psi) °F D648  -    158
Max Continuous Service Temperature In Air °F - 140

 

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
  UNITS ASTM TEST  
Dielectric Strength V/mil D149 544

 

OPTICAL PROPERTIES
  UNITS ASTM TEST  
Light Transmittance % D1003 -
Haze % D1003 -

 

OTHER
  UNITS ASTM TEST  
Coefficient of Friction - Dynamic -

Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.

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