Flexural Testing of Plastics

Autograph Precision Universal Tester Material Testing & Inspection



In recent years, a large variety of synthetic resin (plastic) materials has become available for use in a diversity of products. They are used in applications that take advantage of their respective characteristics. For example, polyethylene (PE) is cheap and easy to mold, and thus used for containers, packaging film, and other everyday applications. In contrast, polycarbonate (PC) is transparent, has a high mechanical strength, and is heat-resistant; consequently, it is used for CDs and DVDs in the electrical and electronics fields, as well as in transportation equipment, optics, and medical fields. In this Data Sheet, flexural testings are performed on four materials, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polypropylene (PP).

June 4, 2013 GMT