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Elongation at Yield

Elongation at Yield is the ratio between increased length and initial length at the yield point, i.e. when an increase of strain is not provoked by an increase of stress on the test specimen. It is related to the ability of a plastic specimen to resist changes of shape before it deforms irreversibly.

Elongation at Yield is also known as tensile elongation at yield. It is measured in % (% of elongation vs. initial size when yield point is reached).

Testing of Elongation at Yield 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 1.700 6.000
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant 2.100 2.200
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat 2.100 2.800
ABS/PC Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 3.000 5.000
ABS/PC 20% GF Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 20% glass fiber 1.900 2.200
ABS/PC FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate flame retardant 3.000 4.000
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate 3.100 3.500
ASA/PC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate 4.000 5.000
ASA/PC FR Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate flame retardant 5.000 5.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 3.100 3.500
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 3.600 5.000
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 3.700 4.100
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 4.000 7.000
ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene 5.000 5.000
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol 1.000 8.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene 15.000 15.000
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 1.000 2.100
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 4.000
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene 13.000 17.500
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene 3.000 16.000
MABS Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 3.900 4.100
PA 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced Polyamide 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced 3.000 4.000
PA 11 flexible Polyamide 11 flexible 30.000 49.000
PA 11 rigid Polyamide 11 rigid 5.000 10.000
PA 12 conductive Polyamide 12 conductive 24.000 24.000
PA 12 fiber reinforced Polyamide 12 fiber reinforced 5.000 42.000
PA 12 flexible Polyamide 12 flexible 25.000 26.000
PA 12 glass filled Polyamide 12 glass filled 5.000 6.000
PA 12 rigid Polyamide 12 rigid 5.000 15.000
PA 6 Polyamide 6 3.400 140.000
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 3.400 30.000
PA 66 30% GF Polyamide 6-6 30% glass fiber 3.000 3.000
PA semi-aromatic Polyamide semi-aromatic 6.000 8.000
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 6.000 8.000
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate 3.500 9.000
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 6.000 7.000
PC/PBT Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate blend 4.400 4.500
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber 1.500 2.500
PEEK Polyetheretherketone 5.000 5.000
PEEK 30% CF Polyetheretherketone 30% carbon fiber 1.000 3.000
PEEK 30% GF Polyetheretherketone 30% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
PEI Polyetherimide 6.800 7.200
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 3.000 8.000
PESU Polyethersulfone 1.900 6.700
PESU 10-30% GF Polyethersulfone 10-30% glass fiber 2.000 6.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate 3.800 3.800
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 3.900 4.100
PI Polyimide 4.000 10.000
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 3.800 5.000
PMP 30% GF Polymethylpentene 30% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) 8.000 23.000
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified 10.000 15.000
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber 3.000 4.000
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer 6.000 250.000
PPA Polyphthalamide 6.000 6.000
PPE Polyphenylene Ether 2.000 7.000
PPE 30% GF Polyphenylene Ether 30% glass fiber 3.000 3.000
PPE FR Polyphenylene Ether flame retardant 2.000 7.000
PPE impact modified Polyphenylene Ether impact modified 30.000 30.000
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 7.200 7.200
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 1.000 4.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 1.000 4.000
PSU Polysulfone 5.700 6.000
PSU 30% GF Polysulfone 30% glass fiber 2.000 3.000
PSU mineral filled Polysulfone mineral filled 2.000 5.000
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber 2.000 5.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 5.000 6.000
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride 2.000 16.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 2.000 5.000
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber 1.000 2.000
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

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