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Ardel® Polyarylates are a family of aromatic polyesters. Its inherent UV stability combined with superior retention of optical and mechanical properties makes Ardel® an ideal choice for any application where weathering effects are an issue.
By comparison, the basic mechanical properties of PAryls are similar to polycarbonates. Its impact strength is similar to medium-impact ABS. The elastic rebound of PAryls is exceptional which makes it a logical candidate for snap-fit applications.
Ardel® is specifically formulated to endure the damaging effects of UV light. When exposed to UV light, this material undergoes a molecular rearrangement resulting in the formation of a protective layer that essentially serves as a UV stabilizer. This polymer has shown a better retention of gloss, lower haze and light transmission in accelerated aging testing than polycarbonate.
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|Sheet||0.035″ – 4″ TH||Std. sheet sizes; CTS||Transparent light amber|
|Rod||3/16″ – 6″ DIA||Std. foot lengths; CTS||Transparent light amber|
|Tube||Transparent light amber|
|Film||0.001″ – 0.029″ TH||Std. roll width/lengths; CTS||Transparent light amber|
Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.
|Water Absorption, 24 hrs||%||D570||0.26|
|Tensile Strength @Yield||psi||D638||10000|
|Tensile Elongation @Yield||%||D638||8.4|
|Flexural Strength @Yield||psi||D790||11000|
|Compressive Strength @Yield||psi||D695||12180|
|Hardness, Rockwell R||D785||R125|
|IZOD Impact Strength Notched||ft-lb/in||D256||3.8|
|Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion||(x 10-5 in./in./°F)||D256||6.1|
|Heat Deflection Temp at 66 psi||°F||D648||356|
|Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi||°F||345|
|Dielectric Constant @ 1 kHz||D150||3.32|
|Dissipation Factor @ 1 kHz||D150||3.32|
|Surface Resistivity @ 1 kHz||ohms/sq||D257||0.004|
|Volume Resistivity, 50% RH||ohm-cm||D257||2 x 10^14|
|Haxe, 24 days, 104° F||%||D1003||2.3|