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General Poly glycolic acid (PGA)

Alternative and trade names
Kuredux®
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Description

Unfilled, no additives.

Properties

Electrical

Dielectric constant εr

4.2 [-] at 20 °C

Electrical resistivity ρel

1.00E+12 Ω·m at 20 °C

General

Density ρ

1.5 - 1.7 g/cm³ at 20 °C

Mechanical

Elastic modulus E

6 - 7 GPa at 20 °C

Elongation A

2 - 20 % at 20 °C

Impact strength, Charpy unnotched Iunnot

2 - 3 kJ/m² at 20 °C

Max allowed stress σmax

60 - 120 MPa at 20 °C

at 2-20% strain

Optical

Transparency

yes

Thermal

Coefficient of thermal expansion α

5.4E-5 1/K at 20 °C

Melting point Tm

220 - 230 °C

Specific heat capacity cp

1120 J/(kg·K) at 20 °C

Thermal conductivity λ

0.35 W/(m·K) at 20 °C

Technological properties

Application areas

Biodegradable food and beverage packaging, barrier layer in multilayer PET bottles

Fillers

Glass fiber

Processing methods

Injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming

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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