Syndiotactic polystyrene (SPS)

Alternative and trade names
SPS, XAREC
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Description

Syndiotactic polystyrene (SPS) is a crystalline engineering plastic starting from a commodity monomeric material of styrene. SPS offers quite different properties compared to conventional amorphous polystyrene. It has a high melting point (463 K), good solvent resistance, excellent electrical properties with low dielectric loss, high heat deflection temperature, low water absorption and hydrolytic resistance. SPS also offers excellent dimensional precision during injection molding because of equal density of amorphous and crystalline parts.

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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Density

23.0 °C

1.05 g/cm³

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Water absorption

23.0 °C

0.04 %

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ASTM D570, 24h equilibrium

Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elastic modulus

23.0 °C

3.4 GPa

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Elongation at yield

23.0 °C

1 %

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Flexural modulus

23.0 °C

39 GPa

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Flexural strength

23.0 °C

71 MPa

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Tensile strength

23.0 °C

41 MPa

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Yield strength

23.0 °C

41 MPa

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Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Coefficient of thermal expansion

23.0 °C

9.2E-5 1/K

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Glass transition temperature

99.85 °C

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Heat deflection temperature, 1.80 MPa

98.85 °C

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Latent heat of fusion

53 J/g

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Max service temperature

126.85 °C

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Melting point

269.85 °C

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DSC

Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Dielectric constant, 1MHz

23.0 °C

2.6 [-]

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Surface resistivity

23.0 °C

1.00E+14 Ω/sq

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min., ASTM D257

Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Thermoplastics is used for automobile parts, electrical and electronic parts.