The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Dissipation Factor

Dissipation Factor is the percentage of electrical energy absorbed and lost when electrical current is applied to an insulating material. Most of the absorbed energy is dissipated as heat. Dissipation Factor is defined as the reciprocal of the ratio between the insulating materials capacitive reactance to its resistance at a specified frequency. It measures the inefficiency of an insulating material.

Dissipation Factor is a dimensionless measure.

Most generally used standards to measure Dissipation Factor are ASTM D2520, ASTM D150 and IEC 60250.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(10-4) Max Value(10-4)
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene 50.000 190.000
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant 70.000 90.000
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat 20.000 350.000
ABS High Impact Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Impact 20.000 350.000
ABS/PC Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 70.000 200.000
ABS/PC 20% GF Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 20% glass fiber 20.000 90.000
ABS/PC FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate flame retardant 40.000 70.000
Amorphous TPI Blend, Ultra-high heat, Chemical Resistant (Standard Flow) Amorphous TPI Blend, Ultra-high heat, Chemical Resistant (Standard Flow) 0.001 0.001
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate 90.000 340.000
ASA/PC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate 20.000 190.000
ASA/PC FR Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate flame retardant 110.000 170.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 100.000 1000.000
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 100.000 400.000
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 60.000 300.000
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 100.000 200.000
ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene 130.000 170.000
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene 6.000 100.000
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 130.000 1000.000
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol 1800.000 2200.000
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene 7.000 7.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene 3.000 20.000
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene 4.000 20.000
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 5.000 50.000
Ionomer (EMAC) Ionomer (Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate Copolymer) 20.000 20.000
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer 40.000 40.000
LCP GF Liquid Crystal Polymer glass fiber 60.000 300.000
LCP MINERAL Liquid Crystal Polymer mineral 70.000 280.000
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene 3.000 4.000
MABS Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 2.800 3.000
PA 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced Polyamide 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced 0.030 0.030
PA 11 conductive Polyamide 11 conductive 0.050 0.250
PA 11 flexible Polyamide 11 flexible 0.050 0.250
PA 11 rigid Polyamide 11 rigid 0.050 0.250
PA 12 conductive Polyamide 12 conductive 0.050 0.250
PA 12 fiber reinforced Polyamide 12 fiber reinforced 0.050 0.250
PA 12 flexible Polyamide 12 flexible 0.050 0.250
PA 12 glass filled Polyamide 12 glass filled 0.050 0.250
PA 12 rigid Polyamide 12 rigid 0.050 0.250
PA 46 Polyamide 46 190.000 600.000
PA 46 30% GF Polyamide 46 30% glass fiber 23.000 90.000
PA 6 Polyamide 6 100.000 600.000
PA 6-10 Polyamide 6-10 400.000 400.000
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 100.000 400.000
PA 66 30% GF Polyamide 6-6 30% glass fiber 100.000 1500.000
PA 66 30% mineral filled Polyamide 6-6 30% mineral filled 200.000 1500.000
PA 66 IM 15-30% GF Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 15-30% glass fiber 130.000 200.000
PA 66 impact modified Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 100.000 2000.000
PA semi-aromatic Polyamide semi-aromatic 3.000 3.100
PAI Polyamide-Imide 60.000 710.000
PAI 30% GF Polyamide-Imide 30% glass fiber 220.000 500.000
PAR Polyarylate 20.000 200.000
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate 10.000 200.000
PBT 30% GF Polybutylene Terephthalate 30% glass fiber 20.000 120.000
PC 20-40% GF Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber 9.000 75.000
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant 9.000 100.000
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat 69.000 100.000
PC/PBT Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate blend 190.000 300.000
PC/PBT glass filled Polycarbonate/Polybutyleneterphtalate blend glass filled 100.000 200.000
PCTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene 10.000 250.000
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber 20.000 80.000
PEEK Polyetheretherketone 30.000 30.000
PEEK 30% CF Polyetheretherketone 30% carbon fiber 29.000 32.000
PEEK 30% GF Polyetheretherketone 30% glass fiber 20.000 50.000
PEI Polyetherimide 13.000 25.000
PEI 30% GF Polyetherimide 30% glass fiber 15.000 53.000
PEI mineral filled Polyetherimide mineral filled 10.000 15.000
PEKK– Low cristallinity grade Polyetherketoneketone– Low cristallinity grade 0.004 0.004
PESU Polyethersulfone 10.000 140.000
PESU 10-30% GF Polyethersulfone 10-30% glass fiber 70.000 100.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate 20.000 200.000
PET 30% GF Polyethylene Terephtalate 30% glass fiber 120.000 1680.000
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol 20.000 300.000
PE-UHMW Polyethylene -Ultra High Molecular Weight 2.000 2.000
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy 2.000 2.000
PI Polyimide 18.000 50.000
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) 200.000 2000.000
PMMA high heat Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) high heat 400.000 600.000
PMMA Impact modified Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) impact modified 300.000 400.000
PMP Polymethylpentene 0.700 30.000
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) 50.000 110.000
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified 50.000 250.000
POM low friction Polyoxymethylene (acetal) low friction 20.000 90.000
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber 10.000 20.000
PP 10-40% mineral filled Polypropylene 10-40% mineral filled 7.000 11.000
PP 10-40% TALC Polypropylene 10-40% talc 7.000 11.000
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber 10.000 20.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer 3.000 5.000
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer 3.000 5.000
PP impact modified Polypropylene impact modified 3.000 5.000
PPA Polyphthalamide 270.000 270.000
PPA – 30% mineral Polyphthalamide– 30% mineral 0.090 0.020
PPA – 33% glass fiber Polyphthalamide – 33% glass fiber 0.014 0.016
PPA – 33% glass fiber – high flow Polyphthalamide– 33% glass fiber – high flow 0.009 0.012
PPA – 45% glass fiber Polyphthalamide– 45% glass fiber 0.900 0.200
PPE Polyphenylene Ether 4.000 9.000
PPE 30% GF Polyphenylene Ether 30% glass fiber 10.000 15.000
PPE FR Polyphenylene Ether flame retardant 7.000 31.000
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide 4.000 30.000
PPS 20-30% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 20-30% glass fiber 10.000 32.000
PPS 40% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 40% glass fiber 13.000 20.000
PPS GF & mineral Polyphenylene Sulfide glass fiber & mineral 70.000 580.000
PPSU Polyphenylene Sulfone 17.000 50.000
PS 30 % GF Polystyrene 30% glass fiber 5.000 28.000
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 1.000 28.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 1.000 28.000
PSU Polysulfone 8.000 64.000
PSU 30% GF Polysulfone 30% glass fiber 40.000 60.000
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene 2.000 2.000
PTFE 25% GF Polytetrafluoroethylene 25% glass fiber 5.000 5.000
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized 400.000 1600.000
PVC plasticized filled Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized filled 400.000 1600.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 60.000 200.000
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride 200.000 1700.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 70.000 100.000
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber 10.000 100.000
SMA Styrene Maleic Anhydride 40.000 40.000
SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate 400.000 400.000

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