The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Volume Resistivity

Plastics Volume Resistivity, also known as electrical resistivity, specific electrical resistance or simply resistivity, measures how strongly a plastic material opposes the flow of electric current through a volume of cubic specimen. The lower the resistivity the higher the conductivity (electric charges meet a weak resistance to circulation).

Volume Resistivity is measured in ohm - meter (Ohm-m or Ohm-cm). Below 10^5 Ohm.cm the material is considered as conductive. Above 10^9 Ohm.cm the material is considered as an electrical insulator.

Most usual measurement standards are ASTM D257 and IEC 60093.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Min Value(1015 Ohm.cm) Max Value(1015 Ohm.cm)
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene 14.000 16.000
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant 14.000 15.000
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat 16.000 16.000
ABS High Impact Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Impact 16.000 16.000
ABS/PC Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 14.000 17.000
ABS/PC 20% GF Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 20% glass fiber 16.000 17.000
ABS/PC FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate flame retardant 16.000 17.000
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate 14.000 15.000
ASA/PC Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate 13.000 15.000
ASA/PC FR Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate flame retardant 14.000 14.000
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate 12.000 12.000
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 13.000 13.000
COC Cyclic Olefin Copolymer 14.000 15.000
CP - Cellulose Proprionate Cellulose Proprionate 11.000 11.000
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 15.000 16.000
ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene 16.000 16.000
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene 15.000 17.000
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 15.000 15.000
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol 12.000 13.000
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene 17.000 18.000
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene 16.000 18.000
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene 16.000 16.000
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 15.000 16.000
Ionomer (EMAC) Ionomer (Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate Copolymer) 16.000 16.000
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer 16.000 16.000
LCP CF Liquid Crystal Polymer carbon fiber -1.000 8.000
LCP GF Liquid Crystal Polymer glass fiber 15.000 15.000
LCP MINERAL Liquid Crystal Polymer mineral 12.000 16.000
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene 16.000 18.000
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene 16.000 18.000
MABS Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 13.000 14.000
PA 46 Polyamide 46 15.000 15.000
PA 46 30% GF Polyamide 46 30% glass fiber 10.000 13.000
PA 6 Polyamide 6 14.000 14.000
PA 6-10 Polyamide 6-10 14.000 14.000
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 14.000 14.000
PA 66 30% GF Polyamide 6-6 30% glass fiber 13.000 13.000
PA 66 30% mineral filled Polyamide 6-6 30% mineral filled 12.000 15.000
PA 66 IM 15-30% GF Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 15-30% glass fiber 12.000 13.000
PA 66 impact modified Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 11.000 15.000
PAI Polyamide-Imide 12.000 17.000
PAI 30% GF Polyamide-Imide 30% glass fiber 14.000 17.000
PAR Polyarylate 16.000 17.000
PARA 30-60% GF Polyarylamide 30-60% glass fiber 15.000 15.000
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate 14.000 17.000
PBT 30% GF Polybutylene Terephthalate 30% glass fiber 16.000 16.000
PC 20-40% GF Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber 15.000 16.000
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant 15.000 17.000
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat 15.000 16.000
PC/PBT Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate blend 16.000 17.000
PC/PBT glass filled Polycarbonate/Polybutyleneterphtalate blend glass filled 15.000 16.000
PCTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene 14.000 15.000
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber 16.000 16.000
PEEK Polyetheretherketone 16.000 17.000
PEEK 30% CF Polyetheretherketone 30% carbon fiber 1.000 8.000
PEEK 30% GF Polyetheretherketone 30% glass fiber 15.000 16.000
PEI Polyetherimide 5.000 18.000
PEI 30% GF Polyetherimide 30% glass fiber 15.000 16.000
PEKK– Low cristallinity grade Polyetherketoneketone– Low cristallinity grade 1.000 1.000
PESU Polyethersulfone 15.000 17.000
PESU 10-30% GF Polyethersulfone 10-30% glass fiber 15.000 16.000
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate 16.000 16.000
PET 30% GF Polyethylene Terephtalate 30% glass fiber 15.000 16.000
PET 30/35% GF Impact modified Polyethylene Terephtalate 30/35% glass fiber impact modified 0.000 2.000
PE-UHMW Polyethylene -Ultra High Molecular Weight 16.000 17.000
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy 16.000 18.000
PI Polyimide 14.000 18.000
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) 14.000 16.000
PMMA high heat Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) high heat 15.000 15.000
PMMA Impact modified Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) impact modified 14.000 16.000
PMP Polymethylpentene 16.000 18.000
PMP 30% GF Polymethylpentene 30% glass fiber 16.000 17.000
PMP mineral filled Polymethylpentene mineral filled 16.000 16.000
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) 14.000 15.000
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified 15.000 16.000
POM low friction Polyoxymethylene (acetal) low friction 15.000 16.000
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber 16.000 17.000
PP 10-40% mineral filled Polypropylene 10-40% mineral filled 16.000 17.000
PP 10-40% TALC Polypropylene 10-40% talc 16.000 17.000
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber 16.000 17.000
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer 16.000 18.000
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer 16.000 18.000
PP impact modified Polypropylene impact modified 16.000 18.000
PPA Polyphthalamide 15.000 15.000
PPA – 30% mineral Polyphthalamide– 30% mineral 14.000 16.000
PPA – 33% glass fiber Polyphthalamide – 33% glass fiber 14.000 16.000
PPA – 45% glass fiber Polyphthalamide– 45% glass fiber 14.000 16.000
PPE Polyphenylene Ether 15.000 16.000
PPE 30% GF Polyphenylene Ether 30% glass fiber 15.000 16.000
PPE FR Polyphenylene Ether flame retardant 15.000 16.000
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide 15.000 16.000
PPS 20-30% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 20-30% glass fiber 16.000 16.000
PPS 40% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 40% glass fiber 16.000 16.000
PPS conductive Polyphenylene Sulfide conductive 1.000 3.000
PPS GF & mineral Polyphenylene Sulfide glass fiber & mineral 15.000 16.000
PPSU Polyphenylene Sulfone 14.000 16.000
PS 30 % GF Polystyrene 30% glass fiber 16.000 16.000
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal 16.000 17.000
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat 16.000 16.000
PSU Polysulfone 15.000 17.000
PSU 30% GF Polysulfone 30% glass fiber 15.000 16.000
PSU mineral filled Polysulfone mineral filled 16.000 16.000
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene 17.000 18.000
PTFE 25% GF Polytetrafluoroethylene 25% glass fiber 16.000 18.000
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber 15.000 16.000
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized 10.000 16.000
PVC plasticized filled Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized filled 10.000 16.000
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 15.000 16.000
PVDC Polyvinylidene Chloride 15.000 16.000
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride 5.000 14.000
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile 16.000 16.000
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber 15.000 17.000
SMA Styrene Maleic Anhydride 16.000 16.000
SMA 20% GF Styrene Maleic Anhydride 20% glass fiber 15.000 15.000
SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate 15.000 15.000

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