Injection Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

Material Tensile Strength Flexural Modulus Impact Strength Max Temp. Chemical Resistance
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) 5000-7500 psi 270,000-380,000 psi 3.0-7.5 ft-lb/in notched izod 140°-200° F Poor to Fair
ABS + PC (ABS + Polycarbonate Alloy) 6400-9150 psi 300,000-400,000 psi 8-12 ft-lb/in notched izod 140°-210° F Poor to Fair
Acetal (POM)  6000-22,000 psi 120,000-170,000 psi .8-2 ft-lb/in notched izod 180°-300° F Excellent
Acrylic (PMMA) 2800-10,9000 psi 221,000-534,000 psi .22-1.1 ft-lb/in notched izod 183°-217° F Excellent
Nylon 6-PA (Polyamide) 6,000-24,000 psi 390,000-1,100,000 psi 2-8 ft-lb/in notched izod 200°-350° F Good to Excellent
Nylon 6/6-PA (Polyamide) 8,000-24,000 psi 430,000-1,100,000 psi 2-8 ft-lb/in notched izod 220°-350° F Good to Excellent
PBT Polyester (Polybutylene Terepthalate) 6,000-13,000 psi 300,000-1,200,000 psi 1 ft-lb/in notched izod 250°-420° F Fair to Good
PC (Polycarbonate) 9000-23,000 psi 340,000-1,400,000 psi 2-18 ft-lb/in notched izod 150°-300° F Poor to Fair
PEI (Polyetherimid) 14,000-28,000 psi 480,000-1,300,000 psi 2 ft-lb/in notched izod 375°-420° F Fair to Good
PE (Polyethylene) 1900-4500 psi 40,000-105,000 psi 2-No break ft-lb/in notched izod 130°-150° F Good to Excellent
LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) 1,200-4,000 psi 35,000-48,000 psi No break ft-lb/in notched izod 130°-150° F Good to Excellent
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) 3,200-4,500 psi 145,000-225,000 psi .4-4 ft-lb/in notched izod 130°-150° F Good to Excellent
PET Polyester (Polyethylene Terepthalate) 7,000-23,000 psi 350,000-3,000,000 psi .45-8 ft-lb/in notched izod 250°-420° F Fair to Good
PP (Polypropylene) 4,500-18,500 psi 210,000 -1,500,000 psi 1.4-5.5 ft-lb/in notched izod 150°-300° F Excellent
PPA (Polyphthalamide) 9,000-33,000 psi 270,000 -2,700,000 psi .6-22 ft-lb/in notched izod 300°-450° F Good to Excellent
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide) 14,000-28,000 psi 550,000 -2,900,000 psi .5-6 ft-lb/in notched izod 450°-500° F Good to Excellent
HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) 7,500-10,000 psi 160,000 -370,000 psi 3-7 ft-lb/in notched izod 100°-150° F Poor
PSU (Polysulfone) 9,500-18,000 psi 390,000-1,500,000 psi .65-7 ft-lb/in notched izod 300°-350° F Fair to Good
PVC (Polyvinylchloride) 10,000-12,000 psi 350,000-600,000 psi .8-1.4 ft-lb/in notched izod 120°-170° F Fair to Good
TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer) 6960-12,000 psi 260,000-340,000 psi .80-10.1 ft-lb/in notched izod 160°-250° F Fair to Good
TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) 1,000-7,000 psi 5,000-800,000 psi 2.5-No Break ft-lb/in notched izod 200°-300° F Fair to Good