Olefinic thermoplastic elastomer (TPO)

Alternative and trade names
Daplen™, Engage™, Vistamaxx™
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Description

The main features are:


  • Excellent impact resistance alone or in compounds
  • Easy colorability
  • Flexibility and toughness
  • Great processing characteristics whether compounding, blending or molding
  • Recyclability for in-process scrap re-use
  • Excellent melt strength
  • This material data has been provided by M-Base.

    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

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    Density

    0.87 - 1.05 g/cm³

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    Mechanical

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    Elongation

    100.0 - 2000.0 %

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    Impact strength, Charpy notched

    30 kJ/m²

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    no break

    Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

    no break

    Thermal

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    Coefficient of thermal expansion

    8e-05 - 0.0001 1/K

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    Flammability

    UL 94 HB

    Electrical

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    Dielectric constant

    2.5 [-]

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    3.7 [-]

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    Optical

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    Transparency

    yes

    Technological properties

    Property
    Application areas

    Automotive body panels, front grills, caster wheels

    Processing methods

    Injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, calandering, coating, compression molding, thermoforming