The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Elongation at Break

Elongation at Break is the ratio between increased length and initial length after breakage of the tested specimen. It is related to the ability of a plastic specimen to resist changes of shape without cracking.

Elongation at break is also known as fracture strain or tensile elongation at break. It is measured in % (% of elongation vs. initial size when break occurs).

Testing of Elongation at Break is generally tested according to standards like ISO 527 or ASTM D638.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(%) Max Value(%)
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene 10.000 50.000
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant 2.000 80.000
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat 2.000 100.000
ABS High Impact Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Impact 2.000 100.000
ABS/PC Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 60.000 85.000
ABS/PC 20% GF Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 20% glass fiber 1.900 2.100
ABS/PC FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate flame retardant 50.000 90.000
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate 15.000 40.000
ASA/PC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate 25.000 50.000
ASA/PVC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polyvinyl Chloride 40.000 70.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 16.000 53.000
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 40.000 90.000
Celllulose Diacetate- Pearlescent Films Celllulose Diacetate- Pearlescent Films 25.000 45.000
Celllulose Diacetate-Gloss Film Celllulose Diacetate-Gloss Film 25.000 45.000
Celllulose Diacetate-Integuard Films Celllulose Diacetate-Integuard Films 5.000 15.000
Celllulose Diacetate-Matt Film Celllulose Diacetate-Matt Film 25.000 45.000
Cellulose Diacetate -Window Patch Film (Food Grade) Cellulose Diacetate-Window Patch Film (Food Grade) 25.000 45.000
Cellulose Diacetate-Clareflect metallised film Cellulose Diacetate--Clareflect metallised film 30.000 50.000
Cellulose Diacetate-Colored Films Celllulose Diacetate-Colored Films 25.000 45.000
Cellulose diacetate-Flame retardant Film Cellulose diacetate-Flame retardant Film 20.000 40.000
Cellulose Diacetate-High Slip Film Cellulose Diacetate-High Slip Film 25.000 40.000
Cellulose Diacetate-Semitone Films Cellulose Diacetate-Semitone Films 20.000 45.000
COC Cyclic Olefin Copolymer 1.700 4.500
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 30.000 100.000
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 23.000 50.000
ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene 250.000 325.000
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene 100.000 300.000
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 200.000 990.000
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol 180.000 350.000
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene 250.000 300.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene 500.000 700.000
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene 10.000 65.000
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 10.000 50.000
Ionomer (EMAC) Ionomer (Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate Copolymer) 290.000 740.000
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer 1.000 3.000
LCP CF Liquid Crystal Polymer carbon fiber 1.000 1.000
LCP GF Liquid Crystal Polymer glass fiber 1.000 3.000
LCP MINERAL Liquid Crystal Polymer mineral 2.000 5.500
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene 200.000 600.000
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene 300.000 900.000
MABS Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 12.000 20.000
PA 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced Polyamide 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced 3.000 6.000
PA 11 conductive Polyamide 11 conductive 186.000 186.000
PA 11 flexible Polyamide 11 flexible 225.000 405.000
PA 11 rigid Polyamide 11 rigid 225.000 355.000
PA 12 conductive Polyamide 12 conductive 186.000 186.000
PA 12 fiber reinforced Polyamide 12 fiber reinforced 4.000 8.000
PA 12 flexible Polyamide 12 flexible 300.000 340.000
PA 12 glass filled Polyamide 12 glass filled 30.000 40.000
PA 12 rigid Polyamide 12 rigid 250.000 390.000
PA 46 Polyamide 46 160.000 300.000
PA 46 30% GF Polyamide 46 30% glass fiber 11.000 15.000
PA 6 Polyamide 6 200.000 300.000
PA 6-10 Polyamide 6-10 150.000 300.000
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 150.000 300.000
PA 66 30% GF Polyamide 6-6 30% glass fiber 2.000 2.200
PA 66 30% mineral filled Polyamide 6-6 30% mineral filled 2.000 45.000
PA 66 IM 15-30% GF Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 15-30% glass fiber 3.000 10.000
PA 66 impact modified Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 150.000 300.000
PA semi-aromatic Polyamide semi-aromatic 50.000 200.000
PAI Polyamide-Imide 3.000 15.000
PAI 30% GF Polyamide-Imide 30% glass fiber 6.000 7.000
PAI low friction Polyamide-Imide low friction 7.000 9.000
PAN Polyacrylonitrile 3.000 4.000
PAR Polyarylate 50.000 100.000
PARA 30-60% GF Polyarylamide 30-60% glass fiber 1.800 2.000
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate 5.000 300.000
PBT 30% GF Polybutylene Terephthalate 30% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
PC 20-40% GF Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber 2.000 4.000
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant 2.000 4.000
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat 50.000 120.000
PC/PBT Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate blend 4.000 175.000
PC/PBT glass filled Polycarbonate/Polybutyleneterphtalate blend glass filled 2.000 4.000
PCL - Polycaprolactone Polycaprolactone 600.000 900.000
PCTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene 80.000 180.000
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber 1.500 2.500
PE/TPS - Thermoplastic Starch Polyethylene/Thermoplastic starch 400.000 700.000
PEEK Polyetheretherketone 30.000 150.000
PEEK 30% CF Polyetheretherketone 30% carbon fiber 1.000 3.000
PEEK 30% GF Polyetheretherketone 30% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
PEI Polyetherimide 59.000 60.000
PEI 30% GF Polyetherimide 30% glass fiber 3.000 3.000
PEI mineral filled Polyetherimide mineral filled 6.000 6.000
PEKK– Low cristallinity grade Polyetherketoneketone– Low cristallinity grade 80.000 80.000
PESU Polyethersulfone 10.000 80.000
PESU 10-30% GF Polyethersulfone 10-30% glass fiber 2.000 6.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate 30.000 70.000
PET 30% GF Polyethylene Terephtalate 30% glass fiber 2.000 7.000
PET 30/35% GF Impact modified Polyethylene Terephtalate 30/35% glass fiber impact modified 6.000 6.000
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol 50.000 50.000
PE-UHMW Polyethylene -Ultra High Molecular Weight 200.000 500.000
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy 300.000 300.000
PGA - Polyglycolides Polyglycolides 15.000 20.000
PHB - Polyhydroxybutyrate Polyhydroxybutyrate 3.000 6.000
PHB-V(5% valerate) Poly(hydroxybutyrate - co- valerate) 5.000 10.000
PI Polyimide 90.000 90.000
PLA Polylactide 5.000 7.000
PLA-High heat films Polylactide-High heat films 179.000 181.000
PLA-injection molding Polylactide-injection molding 2.000 3.000
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) 2.000 10.000
PMMA high heat Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) high heat 2.000 10.000
PMMA Impact modified Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) impact modified 4.000 70.000
PMP Polymethylpentene 7.500 30.000
PMP 30% GF Polymethylpentene 30% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
PMP mineral filled Polymethylpentene mineral filled 20.000 30.000
Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Carbon Fiber, Long, 30 % Filler by Weight Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Carbon Fiber, Long, 30 % Filler by Weight 1.500 1.500
Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Carbon Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Carbon Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight 1.500 1.500
Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 50 % Filler by Weight Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 50 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 50 % Filler by Weight Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 50 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 60 % Filler by Weight Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 60 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 60 % Filler by Weight Polyamide 66 (Nylon 66)/Glass Fiber, Long, 60 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 30 % Filler by Weight Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 30 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 40 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 50 % Filler by Weight Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 50 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 50 % Filler by Weight Polypropylene Homopolymer (PP Homopolymer)/Glass Fiber, Long, 50 % Filler by Weight 2.000 2.000
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) 15.000 75.000
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified 60.000 200.000
POM low friction Polyoxymethylene (acetal) low friction 10.000 70.000
POM mineral filled Polyoxymethylene (acetal) mineral filled 5.000 55.000
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber 3.000 4.000
PP 10-40% mineral filled Polypropylene 10-40% mineral filled 30.000 50.000
PP 10-40% TALC Polypropylene 10-40% talc 20.000 30.000
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer 200.000 500.000
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer 150.000 600.000
PP impact modified Polypropylene impact modified 200.000 700.000
PPA Polyphthalamide 2.600 30.000
PPA – 30% mineral Polyphthalamide– 30% mineral 1.100 1.300
PPA – 33% glass fiber Polyphthalamide – 33% glass fiber 2.000 2.200
PPA – 33% glass fiber – high flow Polyphthalamide– 33% glass fiber – high flow 1.700 1.900
PPA – 45% glass fiber Polyphthalamide– 45% glass fiber 227.000 229.000
PPE Polyphenylene Ether 45.000 60.000
PPE 30% GF Polyphenylene Ether 30% glass fiber 3.000 3.000
PPE FR Polyphenylene Ether flame retardant 30.000 50.000
PPE impact modified Polyphenylene Ether impact modified 40.000 60.000
PPE mineral filled Polyphenylene Ether mineral filled 20.000 40.000
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide 1.000 4.000
PPS 20-30% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 20-30% glass fiber 1.000 2.000
PPS 40% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 40% glass fiber 1.000 2.000
PPS conductive Polyphenylene Sulfide conductive 0.500 3.000
PPS GF & mineral Polyphenylene Sulfide glass fiber & mineral 1.000 3.000
PPSU Polyphenylene Sulfone 30.000 90.000
PS 30 % GF Polystyrene 30% glass fiber 1.000 1.500
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 1.000 4.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 1.000 4.000
PSU Polysulfone 50.000 100.000
PSU 30% GF Polysulfone 30% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
PSU mineral filled Polysulfone mineral filled 2.000 5.000
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene 200.000 400.000
PTFE 25% GF Polytetrafluoroethylene 25% glass fiber 100.000 300.000
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber 2.000 5.000
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized 100.000 400.000
PVC plasticized filled Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized filled 200.000 500.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 25.000 80.000
PVDC Polyvinylidene Chloride 160.000 250.000
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride 50.000 300.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 2.000 5.000
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber 1.000 2.000
SMA Styrene Maleic Anhydride 2.000 30.000
SMA 20% GF Styrene Maleic Anhydride 20% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
SMA FR V0 Styrene Maleic Anhydride flame retardant V0 2.000 2.000
SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate 2.100 52.000
SRP Polyphenylene (Self reinforced) 6.000 10.000
TPS/PE Thermoplastic Starch/ Polyethylene Blend (30 micron films tested) 300.000 350.000
TPS-Injection General Purpose Thermoplastic Starch GP 25.000 135.000
TPS-Injection Water Resistant Thermoplastic Starch WR 2.000 2.000
XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene 10.000 440.000

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