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PVC Detailed Properties

(Polyvinyl chloride)

The table below lists a generally accepted summary of properties that we believe to be reliable.   Please note that many of these resins are produced in several varieties and property characteristics may vary.  Therefore, determination of resin is dependent on the application and this table is only meant to serve as a general guideline.    

 

PVC ASTMUNIT PVC
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Specific GravityD792  1.3~1.7
Elongation D638 %24~145
Tensile Strength D638 psi7,300
Flexural StrengthD790 psi4,060~14,100
Compressive StrengthD695  7,250~8,120
Tensile Elastic Modulus 
(Young's Modulus) 
D638(10~5) psi 3.5~10
Flexural Modulus D790(10~5) psi3~8
Hardness Durometer D785Rockwell R 107~113
Impact Strength IZOD
73F/23C
D256 notched ft/lbs/in0.4~20
THERMAL PROPERTIES
Melting Point  C
(F)
182
(360)
Upper Service
Temperature(20,000h)
  C
(F)
60
(140)
Flame Rating**  UL94VO

Thermal Conductivity
C11710~4
cal/sec/cm2,C/cm
3.0~5.0
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
Dielectric Constant D1501kHz 3.0~8.0
Dissipation Factor D1501kHz 0.009~0.16
Dielectric Strength D149125 v/mil 300~500
Volume Resistivity  D257 ohm-cm
at 730F, 50% RH
5.4 x 1013
GENERAL PROPERTIES
Chemical/Solvent
Resistance
   Excellent
Water Absorption, 24hD570 %0.1~1.5
RefractiveIndex   1.539