Polymer Tungsten SM

Alternative and trade names
Polymer Tungsten
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Description

Polymer Tungsten or Tungsten Polymer (also known as Tungsten-filled Polymer) is a composition of various resins and Tungsten powder which are mixed together through special metallurgical technology. Polymer Tungsten is environmentally friendly. It is non-toxic and recyclable. Tungsten polymer has high density, high radiation resistance, and high tensile strength. It is easily machined and malleable. Therefore, polymer tungsten is the ideal material of radiation shielding instead of lead. It has a lead equivalent of 0.5 mmPb/mm.

This material data has been provided by Stanford Advanced Materials.

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

PropertyTemperatureValue

Density

23.0 °C

11.6 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elongation

23.0 °C

25 %

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Hardness, Shore A

23.0 °C

95 [-]

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Tear strength

23.0 °C

18 kN/m

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Tensile strength

23.0 °C

5.9 MPa

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Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Radiation shielding and radiation-protective equipment, X-ray inspection device for industrial and medical use, ϒ-ray shielding material and substitute for lead fiber mat in nuclear reactor piping systems.