The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Toughness

Toughness of a plastic is measured by its resistance to impacts. There are numerous impact tests available. We have selected Notched Izod Impact test performed at room temperature (23°C for ISO and 73°F for ASTM). It measures the energy to be applied to a notched standardized sample to break it.

The result of the Izod test is reported in energy lost during the impact per unit of specimen thickness (such as ft-lb/in or J/cm) at the notch. Tests results, especially in Europe, may be reported as energy lost per unit cross-sectional area at the notch (J/m2 or ft-lb/in2).

Test methods used to measure Notched Izod Impact are ASTM D256 and ISO 180.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(J/m) Max Value(J/m)
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene 200.000 215.000
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant 70.000 350.000
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat 100.000 350.000
ABS High Impact Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Impact 300.000 500.000
ABS/PC Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 400.000 600.000
ABS/PC 20% GF Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 20% glass fiber 73.000 76.000
ABS/PC FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate flame retardant 250.000 700.000
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate 100.000 600.000
ASA/PC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate 600.000 700.000
ASA/PC FR Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate flame retardant 400.000 500.000
ASA/PVC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polyvinyl Chloride 300.000 600.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 50.000 400.000
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 50.000 500.000
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 25.000 999.000
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 50.000 250.000
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene 999.000 999.000
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 999.000 999.000
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol 50.000 90.000
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene 999.000 999.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene 20.000 220.000
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene 50.000 350.000
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 100.000 150.000
Ionomer (EMAC) Ionomer (Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate Copolymer) 500.000 999.000
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer 70.000 450.000
LCP CF Liquid Crystal Polymer carbon fiber 70.000 100.000
LCP GF Liquid Crystal Polymer glass fiber 80.000 300.000
LCP MINERAL Liquid Crystal Polymer mineral 50.000 600.000
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene 999.000 999.000
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene 54.000 999.000
MABS Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 60.000 100.000
PA 46 Polyamide 46 30.000 250.000
PA 46 30% GF Polyamide 46 30% glass fiber 145.000 155.000
PA 6 Polyamide 6 50.000 160.000
PA 6-10 Polyamide 6-10 70.000 999.000
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 50.000 150.000
PA 66 30% GF Polyamide 6-6 30% glass fiber 130.000 160.000
PA 66 30% mineral filled Polyamide 6-6 30% mineral filled 40.000 200.000
PA 66 IM 15-30% GF Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 15-30% glass fiber 150.000 270.000
PA 66 impact modified Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 70.000 999.000
PAI Polyamide-Imide 100.000 150.000
PAI 30% GF Polyamide-Imide 30% glass fiber 70.000 80.000
PAI low friction Polyamide-Imide low friction 50.000 80.000
PAN Polyacrylonitrile 130.000 480.000
PAR Polyarylate 70.000 290.000
PARA 30-60% GF Polyarylamide 30-60% glass fiber 70.000 120.000
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate 27.000 999.000
PBT 30% GF Polybutylene Terephthalate 30% glass fiber 50.000 90.000
PC 20-40% GF Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber 90.000 200.000
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant 90.000 110.000
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat 80.000 650.000
PC/PBT Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate blend 50.000 960.000
PC/PBT glass filled Polycarbonate/Polybutyleneterphtalate blend glass filled 90.000 190.000
PCTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene 130.000 250.000
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber 60.000 80.000
PEEK Polyetheretherketone 80.000 94.000
PEEK 30% CF Polyetheretherketone 30% carbon fiber 85.000 120.000
PEEK 30% GF Polyetheretherketone 30% glass fiber 95.000 130.000
PEI Polyetherimide 50.000 60.000
PEI 30% GF Polyetherimide 30% glass fiber 90.000 100.000
PEI mineral filled Polyetherimide mineral filled 40.000 60.000
PESU Polyethersulfone 70.000 100.000
PESU 10-30% GF Polyethersulfone 10-30% glass fiber 55.000 90.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate 140.000 140.000
PET 30% GF Polyethylene Terephtalate 30% glass fiber 70.000 130.000
PET 30/35% GF Impact modified Polyethylene Terephtalate 30/35% glass fiber impact modified 100.000 230.000
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol 10.000 35.000
PE-UHMW Polyethylene -Ultra High Molecular Weight 999.000 999.000
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy 64.000 999.000
PI Polyimide 60.000 112.000
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) 10.000 25.000
PMMA high heat Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) high heat 10.000 25.000
PMMA Impact modified Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) impact modified 20.000 130.000
PMP Polymethylpentene 100.000 150.000
PMP 30% GF Polymethylpentene 30% glass fiber 30.000 80.000
PMP mineral filled Polymethylpentene mineral filled 30.000 80.000
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) 60.000 120.000
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified 90.000 250.000
POM low friction Polyoxymethylene (acetal) low friction 25.000 60.000
POM mineral filled Polyoxymethylene (acetal) mineral filled 50.000 65.000
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber 50.000 145.000
PP 10-40% mineral filled Polypropylene 10-40% mineral filled 38.000 110.000
PP 10-40% TALC Polypropylene 10-40% talc 30.000 200.000
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber 45.000 160.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer 60.000 500.000
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer 20.000 60.000
PP impact modified Polypropylene impact modified 110.000 999.000
PPA Polyphthalamide 960.000 1065.000
PPE Polyphenylene Ether 130.000 300.000
PPE 30% GF Polyphenylene Ether 30% glass fiber 90.000 130.000
PPE FR Polyphenylene Ether flame retardant 200.000 300.000
PPE impact modified Polyphenylene Ether impact modified 150.000 400.000
PPE mineral filled Polyphenylene Ether mineral filled 150.000 200.000
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide 5.000 25.000
PPS 20-30% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 20-30% glass fiber 35.000 100.000
PPS 40% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 40% glass fiber 60.000 100.000
PPS conductive Polyphenylene Sulfide conductive 40.000 80.000
PPS GF & mineral Polyphenylene Sulfide glass fiber & mineral 25.000 70.000
PPSU Polyphenylene Sulfone 133.000 690.000
PS 30 % GF Polystyrene 30% glass fiber 11.000 150.000
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 20.000 25.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 20.000 25.000
PSU Polysulfone 60.000 100.000
PSU 30% GF Polysulfone 30% glass fiber 55.000 90.000
PSU mineral filled Polysulfone mineral filled 35.000 55.000
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene 160.000 200.000
PTFE 25% GF Polytetrafluoroethylene 25% glass fiber 150.000 150.000
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber 50.000 100.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 20.000 110.000
PVDC Polyvinylidene Chloride 20.000 50.000
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride 130.000 400.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 20.000 30.000
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber 50.000 150.000
SMA Styrene Maleic Anhydride 20.000 100.000
SMA 20% GF Styrene Maleic Anhydride 20% glass fiber 100.000 140.000
SMA FR V0 Styrene Maleic Anhydride flame retardant V0 40.000 70.000
SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate 18.000 160.000
SRP Polyphenylene (Self reinforced) 43.000 59.000
XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene 10.000 220.000

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