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Density of Foamlite

 

Foamlite® P is a PP-C-based lightweight construction material. This material is now 30% lighter than comparable compact sheets. With a density of 0.65 g/cm³, Foamlite® P offers clear weight advantages over a sheet made of compact polypropylene at 0.915 g/cm³. The material also has an excellent combination of toughness, high rigidity, strength and chemical resistance. The surface is optionally available with a smooth finish or with a fine grain. Foamlite® P is especially useful for applications in which construction materials need to have a very low weight and have a high level of mechanical stability. This opens up a wide range of possibilities in lightweight design.

As an added benefit, since Foamlite® P is substantially lighter, this saves on materials, conserves resources and is easier to handle. This gives the user new possibilities in design and economic advantages.

Foamlite Integrated Hinge

Foamlite® P has an "integrated" hinge. It is sufficient to mill a simple 90-degree V-notch into it. The high bending fatigue strength of the material means that the hinge can be folded more than 40,000 times without breaking.

 

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Stock Products Properties Applications Advantages Grades

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet Sheet Thicknesses: 5-21 mm / Widths up to 2,000 mm Theoretically Unlimited Foamlite® P can be produced in virtually any shade on request

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 0.033
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % D570 <0.01
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength @yield psi D638 4800
Tensile Modulus psi D638 195000
Tensile Elongation @Yield % D638 12
Flexural Strength psi D790 7000
Flexural Modulus psi 400000 180000
Compressive Strength psi D695 7000
Hardness, Rockwell R D785 92
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 1.9
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (x 10⁻⁵ in./in./°F) D256 6.2
Heat Deflection Temp at 66 psi °F D648 210
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 125
Melting Temperature °F D3418 327
Max Operating Temp °F 180
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F C177 0.76 – 0.81
Flammability Rating UL94 HB
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Dielectric Strength 1/8″ th. V/mil D149 500 – 600
Dielectric Constant D150 2.25
Dissipation Factor @ 1 Hz D150 0.0005 – 0.0018
Volume Resistivity, 50% RH ohm-cm D257 8.5 x 10¹⁴
Arc Resistance sec D495 160

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

  • Pump components, impellers, and casings
  • Liners and covers
  • Fume hoods and ducts
  • Structural tanks for chemicals
  • Industrial battery cases
  • Prosthetics
  • Semiconductor processing equipment
  • Wet benches

Advantages

  • Excellent chemical and corrsion resistance
  • No moisture absorption
  • USDA and FDA approved for use in food processing industries
  • Fabricates, welds, and machines easily
  • Impact and abrasion resistant
  • Stress crack resistant
  • Excellent insulating properties
  • Excellent dielectric properties

Grades

  • Copolymer
  • Homopolymer
  • Flame/Fire Retardant

NOTE: Several grades of this material are available. For additional information regarding this plastic, contact your Emco Industrial Plastics representative or call 973-862-4148.

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