Hytrel® G5544

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TPC-ET
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Description

Common features of Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomer include mechanical and physical properties such as exceptional toughness and resilience, high resistance to creep, impact and flex fatigue, flexibility at low temperatures and good retention of properties at elevated temperatures. In addition, it resists many industrial chemicals, oils and solvents. Special grades include heat stabilised, flame retardant, food contact compliant, blow molding and extrusion grades. Concentrates offered include black pigments, UV protection additives, heat stabilisers, and flame retardants.Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomer is plasticiser free.The good melt stability of Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomer normally enables the recycling of properly handled production waste. If recycling is not possible, DuPont recommends, as the preferred option, incineration with energy recovery (-24 kJ/g of base polymer) in appropriately equipped installations.For disposal, local regulations have to be observed.Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomer typically is used in demanding applications in the automotive, fluid power, electrical/electronic, consumer goods, appliance and power tool, sporting goods, furniture, industrial and off-road transportation/equipment industry.Hytrel® G5544 is a medium modulus grade with nominal hardness of 55D. It contains discoloring stabilizer. It can be processed by many conventional thermoplastic processing techniques like injection molding and extrusion. Typical applications: Hose and tubing, profiles, moulded and extruded consumer products. Not suited for light-colored finished products.

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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Density

23.0 °C

1.22 g/cm³

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ISO 1183

Water absorption

23.0 °C

1.6 %

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Sim. to ISO 62 | Immersion 24h

Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Elastic modulus

23.0 °C

0.2 GPa

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ISO 527-1/-2

Elongation

23.0 °C

290 %

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ISO 527-1/-2

Flexural modulus

23.0 °C

0.19 GPa

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ISO 178

Hardness, Shore D

23.0 °C

56 [-]

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max., ISO 7619-1

Impact strength, Charpy notched

-40.0 °C

14 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eA

-6.0 °C

45 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eA

23.0 °C

90 kJ/m²

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ISO 179/1eA

Impact strength, Izod unnotched

-40.0 °C

27 kJ/m²

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ISO 180/1A

23.0 °C

64 kJ/m²

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ISO 180/1A

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Shear modulus

23.0 °C

0.07 GPa

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ISO 6721

Tear strength

23.0 °C

123 kN/m

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ISO 34-1

Tear strength, transverse

23.0 °C

112 kN/m

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ISO 34-1

Tensile strength

23.0 °C

33 MPa

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ISO 527-1/-2

Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

No Break @ 23°C, ISO 179/1eU

Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Brittleness temperature

-61 °C

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ISO 974

Coefficient of thermal expansion

23.0 °C

1.9E-4 1/K

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ISO 11359-1/-2 | -40 - 23°C

Coefficient of thermal expansion, transverse

23.0 °C

1.6E-4 1/K

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ISO 11359-1/-2 | -40 - 23°C

Glass transition temperature

-35 °C

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ISO 11357-1/-2 | 18°F/min

Heat deflection temperature, 0.45 MPa

77 °C

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ISO 75-1/-2

Melting point

214 °C

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ISO 11357-1/-3 | 18°F/min

Relative temperature index, electrical

50 °C

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UL 746B | 120mil

Relative temperature index, mechanical impact

50 °C

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UL 746B | 120mil

Relative temperature index, mechanical strength

50 °C

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UL 746B | 120mil

Specific heat capacity

23.0 °C

2110 J/(kg·K)

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of melt

Thermal diffusivity

23.0 °C

0 mm²/s

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Vicat softening temperature

190 °C

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ISO 306 | 90°F, 2 lbf

Flammability

Burning Behav. at 60mil nom. thickn.: HB class, Thickness tested: 1.5 mm, UL recognition: yes -, Burning Behav. at thickness h: HB class, Thickness tested: 3 mm, UL recognition: yes -, Oxygen index: 19 %, FMVSS Class: B -, Burning rate, Thickness 1 mm: 25 mm/min

Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Dielectric constant, 100Hz

23.0 °C

5 [-]

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IEC 62631-2-1

Dielectric constant, 1MHz

23.0 °C

4.5 [-]

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IEC 62631-2-1

Dielectric strength

23.0 °C

19 kV/mm

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IEC 60243-1

Dissipation factor, 100Hz

23.0 °C

0.02 [-]

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IEC 62631-2-1

Dissipation factor, 1MHz

23.0 °C

0.04 [-]

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IEC 62631-2-1

Surface resistivity

23.0 °C

1.00E+14 Ω/sq

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IEC 62631-3-2

Volume resistivity

23.0 °C

3.00E+12 Ω·cm

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IEC 62631-3-1

Rheological Properties

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Melt volume-flow rate

10 cm³/10min

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ISO 1133

Shrinkage

23.0 °C

1.6 %

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ISO 294-4, 2577

Shrinkage, transverse

23.0 °C

1.6 %

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ISO 294-4, 2577

Technological properties

Property
Processing methods

Drying Recommended: yes, Drying Temperature: 100°C, Drying Time, Dehumidified Dryer: 2-3h, Processing Moisture Content: ≤0.08%, Melt Temperature Optimum: 240°C, Min. melt temperature: 235°C, Max. melt temperature: 260°C, Mold Temperature Optimum: 45°C, Min. mold temperature: 45°C, Max. mold temperature: 55°C