The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Glass Transition Temperature

Plastics Glass Transition Temperature is the point where a polymer experiences a significant change in properties. The polymer structure turns "rubbery" upon heating and "glassy" upon cooling. Amorphous polymers cannot be used above this temperature. Semi-crystalline polymers generally become brittle below this temperature. Glass transition covers a range of temperature. The reported glass transition temperature point is generally the middle temperature point of the range.

Glass Transition Temperature is measured in °C or °F.

The most usual test method to determine Glass Transition Temperature of plastics is ASTM E1356.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(°C) Max Value(°C)
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene 90.000 102.000
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant 105.000 115.000
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat 105.000 115.000
ABS High Impact Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Impact 95.000 110.000
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent 247.000 247.000
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Food Contact Approved) Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Food Contact Approved) 247.000 247.000
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Mold Release grade) Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Mold Release grade) 247.000 247.000
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Powder form) Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Powder form) 247.000 247.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 100.000 130.000
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 80.000 120.000
Celllulose Diacetate- Pearlescent Films Celllulose Diacetate- Pearlescent Films 120.000 120.000
Celllulose Diacetate-Gloss Film Celllulose Diacetate-Gloss Film 120.000 120.000
Celllulose Diacetate-Integuard Films Celllulose Diacetate-Integuard Films 113.000 113.000
Celllulose Diacetate-Matt Film Celllulose Diacetate-Matt Film 120.000 120.000
Cellulose Diacetate -Window Patch Film (Food Grade) Cellulose Diacetate-Window Patch Film (Food Grade) 120.000 120.000
Cellulose Diacetate-Clareflect metallised film Cellulose Diacetate--Clareflect metallised film 120.000 120.000
Cellulose Diacetate-Colored Films Celllulose Diacetate-Colored Films 120.000 120.000
Cellulose diacetate-Flame retardant Film Cellulose diacetate-Flame retardant Film 162.000 162.000
Cellulose Diacetate-High Slip Film Cellulose Diacetate-High Slip Film 120.000 120.000
Cellulose Diacetate-Semitone Films Cellulose Diacetate-Semitone Films 120.000 120.000
COC Cyclic Olefin Copolymer 136.000 180.000
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 80.000 120.000
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 100.000 110.000
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol 15.000 70.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene -110.000 -110.000
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene 88.000 92.000
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 90.000 90.000
LCP GF Liquid Crystal Polymer glass fiber 120.000 120.000
LCP MINERAL Liquid Crystal Polymer mineral 120.000 120.000
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene -110.000 -110.000
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene -110.000 -110.000
PA 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced Polyamide 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced 35.000 45.000
PA 11 conductive Polyamide 11 conductive 35.000 45.000
PA 11 flexible Polyamide 11 flexible 35.000 45.000
PA 11 rigid Polyamide 11 rigid 35.000 45.000
PA 12 conductive Polyamide 12 conductive 35.000 45.000
PA 12 fiber reinforced Polyamide 12 fiber reinforced 35.000 45.000
PA 12 glass filled Polyamide 12 glass filled 35.000 45.000
PA 12 rigid Polyamide 12 rigid 35.000 45.000
PA 46 30% GF Polyamide 46 30% glass fiber 75.000 77.000
PA 6 Polyamide 6 60.000 60.000
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 55.000 58.000
PA 66 30% GF Polyamide 6-6 30% glass fiber 50.000 60.000
PA 66 30% mineral filled Polyamide 6-6 30% mineral filled 50.000 60.000
PA 66 IM 15-30% GF Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 15-30% glass fiber 50.000 60.000
PA semi-aromatic Polyamide semi-aromatic 115.000 170.000
PAI Polyamide-Imide 275.000 275.000
PAI 30% GF Polyamide-Imide 30% glass fiber 275.000 275.000
PAI low friction Polyamide-Imide low friction 275.000 275.000
PAR Polyarylate 190.000 190.000
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate 55.000 65.000
PC 20-40% GF Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber 150.000 150.000
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant 150.000 150.000
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat 160.000 200.000
PCL - Polycaprolactone Polycaprolactone -60.000 -60.000
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber -110.000 -110.000
PEEK Polyetheretherketone 140.000 145.000
PEEK 30% CF Polyetheretherketone 30% carbon fiber 140.000 143.000
PEEK 30% GF Polyetheretherketone 30% glass fiber 143.000 143.000
PEI Polyetherimide 215.000 215.000
PEI 30% GF Polyetherimide 30% glass fiber 215.000 215.000
PEI mineral filled Polyetherimide mineral filled 215.000 215.000
PESU Polyethersulfone 210.000 230.000
PESU 10-30% GF Polyethersulfone 10-30% glass fiber 210.000 230.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate 73.000 78.000
PET 30% GF Polyethylene Terephtalate 30% glass fiber 56.000 56.000
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol 79.000 80.000
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy 90.000 90.000
PGA - Polyglycolides Polyglycolides 35.000 40.000
PHB-V(5% valerate) Poly(hydroxybutyrate - co- valerate) 3.000 5.000
PI Polyimide 250.000 340.000
PLA-Fiber Melt Spinning Polylactide-Fiber Melt Spinning 55.000 65.000
PLA-Heat Seal Layer Polylactide-Heat Seal Layer 52.000 58.000
PLA-injection molding Polylactide-injection molding 55.000 60.000
PLA-Spunbond Polylactide-Spunbond 55.000 60.000
PLA-Stretch blow molding Polylactide-Stretch blow molded bottles 50.000 60.000
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) 90.000 110.000
PMMA high heat Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) high heat 100.000 168.000
PMMA Impact modified Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) impact modified 90.000 110.000
PMP Polymethylpentene 20.000 30.000
PMP 30% GF Polymethylpentene 30% glass fiber 20.000 30.000
PMP mineral filled Polymethylpentene mineral filled 20.000 30.000
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) -60.000 -50.000
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber -20.000 -10.000
PP 10-40% mineral filled Polypropylene 10-40% mineral filled -20.000 -10.000
PP 10-40% TALC Polypropylene 10-40% talc -20.000 -10.000
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber -20.000 -10.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer -20.000 -20.000
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer -10.000 -10.000
PP impact modified Polypropylene impact modified -20.000 -20.000
PPE Polyphenylene Ether 100.000 210.000
PPE 30% GF Polyphenylene Ether 30% glass fiber 100.000 150.000
PPE impact modified Polyphenylene Ether impact modified 130.000 150.000
PPE mineral filled Polyphenylene Ether mineral filled 100.000 150.000
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide 88.000 93.000
PPS 20-30% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 20-30% glass fiber 88.000 93.000
PPS 40% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 40% glass fiber 88.000 93.000
PPS conductive Polyphenylene Sulfide conductive 88.000 93.000
PPS GF & mineral Polyphenylene Sulfide glass fiber & mineral 88.000 93.000
PPSU Polyphenylene Sulfone 220.000 220.000
PS 30 % GF Polystyrene 30% glass fiber 90.000 120.000
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 90.000 90.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 90.000 90.000
PSU Polysulfone 187.000 190.000
PSU 30% GF Polysulfone 30% glass fiber 187.000 190.000
PSU mineral filled Polysulfone mineral filled 187.000 190.000
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber 60.000 100.000
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized -50.000 -5.000
PVC plasticized filled Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized filled -50.000 -5.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 60.000 100.000
PVDC Polyvinylidene Chloride -15.000 -15.000
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride -42.000 -25.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 100.000 115.000
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber 100.000 115.000
SMA Styrene Maleic Anhydride 110.000 115.000
SMA 20% GF Styrene Maleic Anhydride 20% glass fiber 110.000 115.000
SMA FR V0 Styrene Maleic Anhydride flame retardant V0 110.000 115.000
SRP Polyphenylene (Self reinforced) 158.000 168.000

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