Polymethylpentene (PMP)

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Description

Polymethylpentene (PMP) polyolefin resins offer a unique combination of Transparency, Heat Resistance and Releasability. With low haze values, and low refractive index, this polymer exhibits transparency equivalent to glass or acrylic. With a high melting point and extremely low water absorption rate, it is an excellent choice for items that require steam sterilization. Because the surface tension is very low and the product displays excellent peeling characteristics, its Releasability properties are truly unique

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All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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Properties

General

PropertyValue

Density

0.83 - 0.84 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyValueComment

Elastic modulus

1.1 - 2.0 GPa

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Elongation

12.0 - 60.0 %

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Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

15 kJ/m²

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20 kJ/m²

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Tensile strength

10.0 - 30.0 MPa

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at 5-7% strain

Thermal

PropertyValue

Coefficient of thermal expansion

0.000115 - 0.00038 1/K

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Melting point

220.0 - 245.0 °C

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Specific heat capacity

2180 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

0.17 W/(m·K)

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Flammability

UL 94 HB

Electrical

PropertyValue

Dielectric constant

2 [-]

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2.12 [-]

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Electrical resistivity

100000000000000.0 - 1000000000000000.0 Ω·m

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Optical

PropertyValue

Transparency

yes

Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Sterilizable parts, packing for instant meals, automotive interior light fixtures, coloring spools, hollow fibres

Processing methods

Injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming