The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Ductile / Brittle Transition Temperature

Temperature below which a plastic specimen becomes brittle, i.e. when the ductile / brittle transition occurs. Standard to measure this point is ISO 6603-2 (multi-axial instrumented impact).

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(°C) Max Value(°C)
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene -25.000 -40.000
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant -40.000 -20.000
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat -40.000 -20.000
ABS High Impact Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Impact -40.000 -20.000
ASA/PVC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polyvinyl Chloride 0.000 8.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate -30.000 -30.000
ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene -76.000 -76.000
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene -100.000 -100.000
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate -69.000 -69.000
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene -150.000 -150.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene -70.000 -70.000
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene -40.000 -20.000
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 -40.000 -20.000
Ionomer (EMAC) Ionomer (Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate Copolymer) -110.000 -71.000
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer -200.000 -50.000
LCP CF Liquid Crystal Polymer carbon fiber -200.000 -50.000
LCP GF Liquid Crystal Polymer glass fiber -200.000 -50.000
LCP MINERAL Liquid Crystal Polymer mineral -200.000 -50.000
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene -70.000 -70.000
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene -70.000 -70.000
MABS Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene -40.000 -40.000
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 -80.000 -65.000
PA 66 impact modified Polyamide 6-6 impact modified -105.000 -85.000
PAI Polyamide-Imide -196.000 -196.000
PAR Polyarylate -100.000 -95.000
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate -40.000 -40.000
PCTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene -250.000 -250.000
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber -110.000 -110.000
PEEK Polyetheretherketone -65.000 -60.000
PEEK 30% CF Polyetheretherketone 30% carbon fiber -65.000 -65.000
PEEK 30% GF Polyetheretherketone 30% glass fiber -65.000 -70.000
PESU Polyethersulfone -98.000 -101.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate -40.000 -40.000
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol -40.000 -40.000
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy -150.000 -150.000
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) -40.000 -40.000
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified -50.000 -40.000
POM low friction Polyoxymethylene (acetal) low friction -40.000 -40.000
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber -30.000 -5.000
PP 10-40% mineral filled Polypropylene 10-40% mineral filled -20.000 -5.000
PP 10-40% TALC Polypropylene 10-40% talc -20.000 -5.000
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber -30.000 -5.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer -20.000 -10.000
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer -20.000 -10.000
PP impact modified Polypropylene impact modified -40.000 -20.000
PPE Polyphenylene Ether -50.000 -40.000
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 20.000 20.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 20.000 20.000
PSU Polysulfone -100.000 -100.000
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene -200.000 -200.000
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber -10.000 1.000
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized -40.000 -5.000
PVC plasticized filled Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized filled -40.000 -5.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid -10.000 1.000
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride -62.000 -30.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 20.000 20.000
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber 20.000 20.000

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