MODULUS OF ELASTICITY OF POLYMERS


Room temperature modulus of elasticity values for some of the polymers are given in the following chart.

Modulus of Elasticity Values for Polymers
Material Modulus of Elasticity
GPa 106 psi
Butadiene - acrylonitrile (nitrile) 0.0034 0.00049
Styrene - butadiene (SBR) 0.002 - 0.010 0.0003 - 0.0015
Epoxy 2.41 0.35
Nylon 6.6 1.59 - 3.79 0.230 - 0.550
Phenolic 2.76 - 4.83 0.40 - 0.70
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) 1.93 - 3.00 0.280 - 0.435
Polycarbonate (PC) 2.38 0.345
Polyester (thermoset) 2.06 - 4.41 0.30 - 0.64
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) 1.10 0.16
Low density Polyethylene (LDPE) 0.172 - 0.282 0.025 - 0.041
High density Polyethylene (HDPE) 1.08 0.157
Ultrahigh molecular weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) 0.69 0.100
Polypropylene (PP) 1.14 - 1.55 0.165 - 0.225
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) 0.40 - 0.55 0.058 - 0.080
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) 2.41 - 4.14 0.35 - 0.60


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