LEXAN™ Healthcare Resin HPS6

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Description

Med/low flow polycarbonate. For medical devices and pharmaceutical applications. Healthcare management of change, biocompatible (ISO10993 or USP Class VI). EtO, steam e-beam and gamma sterilizable. Contains mold release.

This material data has been provided by Matmatch.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Density

23.0 °C

1.2 g/cm³

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ASTM D 792

Water absorption

23.0 °C

0.15 %

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ISO 62 | 23°C, 50% RH

Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Elastic modulus

23.0 °C

2.31 GPa

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ASTM D 638 | 5 mm/min

Elongation

23.0 °C

135 %

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ASTM D 638 | Type I, 50 mm/min

Elongation at yield

23.0 °C

6.5 %

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ASTM D 638 | Type I, 50 mm/min

Flexural modulus

23.0 °C

2.25 GPa

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ISO 178 | 2 mm/min

Flexural yield strength

23.0 °C

95 MPa

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ISO 178 | 2 mm/min

Hardness, Rockwell R

23.0 °C

118 [-]

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ASTM D 785

Impact strength, Charpy notched

-30.0 °C

15 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eA

23.0 °C

75 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eA

Impact strength, Izod notched

-30.0 °C

10 kJ/m²

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ISO 180/1A

23.0 °C

70 kJ/m²

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ISO 180/1A

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Impact strength, Izod notched, ASTM

-30.0 °C

139 J/m

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ASTM D 256

23.0 °C

907 J/m

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ASTM D 256

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Impact strength, Izod unnotched, ASTM

23.0 °C

3204 J/m

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ASTM D 4812

Tensile strength

23.0 °C

68 MPa

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ASTM D 638 | Type I, 50 mm/min

Yield strength

23.0 °C

62 MPa

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ASTM D 638 | Type I, 50 mm/min

Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

No Break @ 23,-30°C | ISO 179/1eU

Impact strength, Izod unnotched

No Break @ 23,-30°C| ISO 180/1U

Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Coefficient of thermal expansion

23.0 °C

6.2E-5 1/K

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ASTM E 831 | -40°C to 40°C

Coefficient of thermal expansion, transverse

23.0 °C

5.7E-5 1/K

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ASTM E 831 | -40°C to 40°C

Heat deflection temperature, 1.80 MPa

132 °C

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ASTM D 648 | 1.82 MPa, 6.4 mm, unannealed

Vicat softening temperature

154 °C

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ASTM D 1525 | Rate B/50

Rheological Properties

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Melt mass-flow rate

112.2 g/10min

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ASTM D 1238 | 300°C/5.0 kgf

Melt volume-flow rate

6 cm³/10min

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ISO 1133 | 300°C/1.2 kg

Shrinkage

23.0 °C

0.5 - 0.7 %

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SABIC method | 3.2 mm

Shrinkage, transverse

23.0 °C

0.5 - 0.7 %

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SABIC method

Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Enclosures,Fluid Delivery,Lab Ware and Clinical Diagnostics,Medical Device,Pharmaceutical Manufacturing,Renal and Blood Handling,Surgical Devices

Processing methods

Drying Temperature: 120°C, Drying Time: 3-4hrs, Drying Time (Cumulative): 48hrs, Maximum Moisture Content: 0.02%, Melt Temperature: 310-330°C, Nozzle Temperature: 305-325°C, Front - Zone 3 Temperature: 310-330°C, Middle - Zone 2 Temperature: 300-320°C, Rear - Zone 1 Temperature: 290-310°C, Mold Temperature: 80-115°C, Back Pressure: 0.3-0.7MPa, Screw Speed: 40-70rpm, Shot to Cylinder Size: 40-60%, Vent Depth: 0.025-0.076mm