The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Max Continuous Service Temperature

This is the maximum acceptable temperature above which mechanical properties (tensile strength, impact strength) or electrical properties (dielectric strength, linked to insulation properties) of a plastic part are significantly degrading, over the reasonable life time of the tested product.

UL 746 is the test method generally used to calculate Relative Temperature Index (RTI).

RTI is measured in °C.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(°C) Max Value(°C)
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene 86.000 89.000
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant 65.000 95.000
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat 75.000 110.000
ABS High Impact Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Impact 65.000 100.000
ABS/PC Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 70.000 110.000
ABS/PC 20% GF Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 20% glass fiber 70.000 110.000
ABS/PC FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate flame retardant 70.000 110.000
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate 80.000 90.000
ASA/PC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate 90.000 110.000
ASA/PC FR Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate flame retardant 90.000 110.000
ASA/PVC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polyvinyl Chloride 80.000 90.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 45.000 95.000
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 60.000 105.000
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 60.000 105.000
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 80.000 100.000
ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene 140.000 150.000
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene 140.000 155.000
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 45.000 70.000
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol 80.000 100.000
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene 205.000 205.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene 100.000 120.000
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene 60.000 80.000
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 60.000 80.000
Ionomer (EMAC) Ionomer (Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate Copolymer) 34.000 48.000
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer 200.000 240.000
LCP CF Liquid Crystal Polymer carbon fiber 200.000 240.000
LCP GF Liquid Crystal Polymer glass fiber 200.000 240.000
LCP MINERAL Liquid Crystal Polymer mineral 200.000 240.000
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene 80.000 100.000
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene 90.000 110.000
MABS Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 75.000 80.000
PA 46 Polyamide 46 110.000 150.000
PA 46 30% GF Polyamide 46 30% glass fiber 130.000 160.000
PA 6 Polyamide 6 80.000 120.000
PA 6-10 Polyamide 6-10 80.000 150.000
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 80.000 140.000
PA 66 30% GF Polyamide 6-6 30% glass fiber 100.000 150.000
PA 66 30% mineral filled Polyamide 6-6 30% mineral filled 120.000 140.000
PA 66 IM 15-30% GF Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 15-30% glass fiber 110.000 140.000
PA 66 impact modified Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 80.000 130.000
PA semi-aromatic Polyamide semi-aromatic 88.000 135.000
PAI Polyamide-Imide 220.000 280.000
PAI 30% GF Polyamide-Imide 30% glass fiber 220.000 220.000
PAI low friction Polyamide-Imide low friction 220.000 220.000
PAR Polyarylate 130.000 130.000
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate 80.000 140.000
PBT 30% GF Polybutylene Terephthalate 30% glass fiber 80.000 140.000
PC 20-40% GF Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber 90.000 125.000
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant 90.000 125.000
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat 100.000 140.000
PC/PBT Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate blend 60.000 121.000
PC/PBT glass filled Polycarbonate/Polybutyleneterphtalate blend glass filled 121.000 193.000
PCL - Polycaprolactone Polycaprolactone 45.000 45.000
PCTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene 150.000 175.000
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber 100.000 130.000
PEEK Polyetheretherketone 154.000 260.000
PEEK 30% CF Polyetheretherketone 30% carbon fiber 240.000
PEEK 30% GF Polyetheretherketone 30% glass fiber 248.000 240.000
PEI Polyetherimide 170.000 170.000
PEI 30% GF Polyetherimide 30% glass fiber 170.000 170.000
PEI mineral filled Polyetherimide mineral filled 170.000 170.000
PESU Polyethersulfone 175.000 185.000
PESU 10-30% GF Polyethersulfone 10-30% glass fiber 180.000 180.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate 80.000 140.000
PET 30% GF Polyethylene Terephtalate 30% glass fiber 100.000 140.000
PET 30/35% GF Impact modified Polyethylene Terephtalate 30/35% glass fiber impact modified 80.000 140.000
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol 63.000 63.000
PE-UHMW Polyethylene -Ultra High Molecular Weight 67.000 82.000
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy 240.000 260.000
PHB-V(5% valerate) Poly(hydroxybutyrate - co- valerate) 95.000 95.000
PI Polyimide 260.000 360.000
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) 70.000 90.000
PMMA high heat Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) high heat 100.000 150.000
PMMA Impact modified Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) impact modified 70.000 90.000
PMP Polymethylpentene 90.000 110.000
PMP 30% GF Polymethylpentene 30% glass fiber 90.000 110.000
PMP mineral filled Polymethylpentene mineral filled 90.000 110.000
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) 80.000 105.000
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified 80.000 100.000
POM low friction Polyoxymethylene (acetal) low friction 80.000 105.000
POM mineral filled Polyoxymethylene (acetal) mineral filled 80.000 105.000
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber 100.000 130.000
PP 10-40% mineral filled Polypropylene 10-40% mineral filled 100.000 130.000
PP 10-40% TALC Polypropylene 10-40% talc 100.000 130.000
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber 100.000 130.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer 100.000 130.000
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer 100.000 130.000
PP impact modified Polypropylene impact modified 90.000 115.000
PPA Polyphthalamide 140.000 140.000
PPA – 30% mineral Polyphthalamide– 30% mineral 154.000 156.000
PPA – 33% glass fiber Polyphthalamide – 33% glass fiber 184.000 186.000
PPA – 45% glass fiber Polyphthalamide– 45% glass fiber 184.000 186.000
PPE Polyphenylene Ether 80.000 110.000
PPE 30% GF Polyphenylene Ether 30% glass fiber 80.000 110.000
PPE FR Polyphenylene Ether flame retardant 80.000 110.000
PPE impact modified Polyphenylene Ether impact modified 80.000 110.000
PPE mineral filled Polyphenylene Ether mineral filled 80.000 110.000
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide 200.000 220.000
PPS 20-30% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 20-30% glass fiber 200.000 220.000
PPS 40% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 40% glass fiber 200.000 220.000
PPS conductive Polyphenylene Sulfide conductive 200.000 220.000
PPS GF & mineral Polyphenylene Sulfide glass fiber & mineral 200.000 220.000
PPSU Polyphenylene Sulfone 149.000 210.000
PS 30 % GF Polystyrene 30% glass fiber 75.000 122.000
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 65.000 80.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 75.000 90.000
PSU Polysulfone 150.000 180.000
PSU 30% GF Polysulfone 30% glass fiber 150.000 180.000
PSU mineral filled Polysulfone mineral filled 150.000 150.000
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene 260.000 290.000
PTFE 25% GF Polytetrafluoroethylene 25% glass fiber 260.000 260.000
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber 50.000 80.000
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized 50.000 80.000
PVC plasticized filled Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized filled 50.000 80.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 50.000 80.000
PVDC Polyvinylidene Chloride 70.000 90.000
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride 70.000 150.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 65.000 95.000
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber 65.000 95.000
SMA Styrene Maleic Anhydride 75.000 100.000
SMA 20% GF Styrene Maleic Anhydride 20% glass fiber 75.000 100.000
SMA FR V0 Styrene Maleic Anhydride flame retardant V0 75.000 100.000
SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate 94.000 100.000
XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene 110.000 130.000

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