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Hydex® 4101 UD blue has been specifically designed for the demanding environment of the food processing industry. For several years, the industry has been moving towards materials used in equipment design that are detectable in some way; either visually, by metal or x-ray detection, in order to improve food safety, and reduce the possibility of product contamination. HYDEX 4101 UD blue offers visibility for all three detection types with one material. The product’s specially formulated fillers are detectable to both x-ray and metal detection systems, and its blue coloration is visible to optical inspection systems. In addition, as part of the polyester family, HYDEX 4101 UD blue exhibits the very good physical properties typical of the family, as well as excellent resistance to chlorine and caustic cleaning solutions. Hydex® 4101 UD blue has been designed to offer users in the food industry 3 levels of detection; optical, x-ray, and metal detection, all with one product. This increases food safety by reducing the possibility of product contamination.

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Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet .031 – .25″ 2′ x 4′ Blue

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in³ D792 1.2
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % D570 0.19
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength @ yield psi D638 10,000
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 140
Flexural Strength psi D790 14000
Flexural Modulus psi 34000
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 2.4
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (x 10^-5 in./in./°F) 4.05
Heat Deflection Temp at 66 psi °F D648 220
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 170

NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.

Applications

  • Bearings
  • Gears
  • Industrial hardware (nuts/bolts)
  • Industrial processing equipment
  • Level gauges

Advantages

  • Good chemical resistance
  • Food Grade Blue
  • High impact strength
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Wear resistant
  • Metal detectable
  • X-ray opaque
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