POISSON'S RATIO OF POLYMERS


Room temperature Poisson's ratios for some of the polymers are given in the following chart.

Poisson's Ratio Values for Polymers
Material Poisson's Ratio
Acrylic (PMMA) 0.35 - 0.40
Phenolic, cellulose-filled 0.24
Polyamide - Nylon 6.6 0.39
Polycarbonate (PC) 0.36
Polystyrene (PS) 0.33
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) 0.46
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) 0.38

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