The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Transparency

Transparency is characterized by light transmittance, i.e. the measured percentage of incident light transmitted through a standardized plastic specimen. The higher the transmittance %, the higher the transparency. Transparency has no specific unit.

Transmittance of plastics is usually measured by ASTM D1003.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(%) Max Value(%)
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent 58.000 58.000
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Food Contact Approved) Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Food Contact Approved) 58.000 58.000
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Powder form) Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Powder form) 58.000 58.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 90.000 90.000
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 90.000 90.000
Celllulose Diacetate-Gloss Film Celllulose Diacetate-Gloss Film 92.700 92.700
Celllulose Diacetate-Integuard Films Celllulose Diacetate-Integuard Films 90.260 90.260
Celllulose Diacetate-Matt Film Celllulose Diacetate-Matt Film 16.800 16.800
Cellulose Diacetate-High Slip Film Cellulose Diacetate-High Slip Film 92.700 92.700
Cellulose Diacetate-Semitone Films Cellulose Diacetate-Semitone Films 54.000 54.000
COC Cyclic Olefin Copolymer 91.000 91.000
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 90.000 90.000
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene 95.000 95.000
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 80.000 80.000
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene 96.000 96.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene 80.000 80.000
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene 80.000 80.000
MABS Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 88.000 88.000
PA 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced Polyamide 11 30% Glass fiber reinforced 80.000 80.000
PA 11 conductive Polyamide 11 conductive 80.000 80.000
PA 11 flexible Polyamide 11 flexible 80.000 80.000
PA 11 rigid Polyamide 11 rigid 80.000 80.000
PA 12 flexible Polyamide 12 flexible 80.000 80.000
PA 12 rigid Polyamide 12 rigid 80.000 80.000
PA semi-aromatic Polyamide semi-aromatic 80.000 80.000
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant 80.000 80.000
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat 88.000 89.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate 70.000 90.000
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol 88.000 91.000
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy 93.000 93.000
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) 80.000 93.000
PMMA high heat Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) high heat 80.000 93.000
PMMA Impact modified Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) impact modified 80.000 92.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer 85.000 90.000
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer 85.000 90.000
PPA – 30% mineral Polyphthalamide– 30% mineral 0.000 0.000
PPA – 33% glass fiber Polyphthalamide – 33% glass fiber 0.000 0.000
PPA – 33% glass fiber – high flow Polyphthalamide– 33% glass fiber – high flow 0.000 0.000
PPA – 45% glass fiber Polyphthalamide– 45% glass fiber 0.000 0.000
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 88.000 88.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 80.000 90.000
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized 75.000 85.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 80.000 80.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 86.500 91.000
SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate 80.000 91.400

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