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Typical Properties of Plastics

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Typical Properties of Plastics

LDPEHDPEPPPMP (TPX)PCPSPMMAPTFEPBTPETPETGPVC
Max.Temp °C801201351451359050260150607070
Min. Temp °C-50-100-20-180-135-40-60-200-40-10-40-30
TransparencyTranslucentTranslucentTranslucentClearClearClearClearOpaqueOpaqueClearClearTranslucent
FlexibilityFlexibleRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigid
Specific Gravity0.920.950.90.831.21.051.22.21.311.331.271.34
MicrowavableYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNo   
Sterilisation            
AutoclavableNoNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
GasYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Dry HeatNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
RadiationYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
DisinfectionYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Permeability            
N₂1804248800050253--0.8102
O₂5001852403200030040012308-5254
CO₂27005808001150001075150068--151254
Water Absorbtion %<0.01<0.03<0.20.010.350.050.35<0.01-  

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