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Physical Properties for Excelon™ Polycarbonate Tubing

Excelon™ Polycarbonate Tubing
  • Made of FDA-Approved materials
  • UL rated
  • Clear as glass
  • High tensile range
  • High impact strength, even at low temperatures
  • Excellent high temperature resistance
  • Flame resistant
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Can be machined, drilled, cut, and sawed
  • Easily joined with solvents or adhesives
Physical Properties
PropertyASTM MethodExcelon PC
Specific GravityD 7921.20
Refractive Index @ 25°C-1.586
Rockwell HardnessD 785Scale M 73-78
Scale R 121-125
Abrasion Resistance
Taber Abraser with CS-17 Wheel
D 1Q4410mg/1,000 cycles
Impact strength, notched Izod
1/8" specimen, ft-lb/in of notch
D 25615-17
Impact strength, Unnotched Izod
1/8" specimen, ft-lbs/in
D 256>60
Tensile-impact ft-lbs/in3D 1822250
Tensile-Yield Strength, psiD 6387,000 to 9,000
Tensile-Ultimate Strength, psiD 6389,000 to 11,500
Tensile Modulus, psiD 638300,000 to 350,000
ElongationD 638100 to 130
Compressive Strength, psiD 69512,500
Compressive Modulus, psiD 695345,000
Flexural Strength, psiD 79012,000 to 12,700
Flexural Modulus, psiD 695320,000 to 350,000
Shear-Yield Strength, psiD 7326,000
Shear-ultimate Strength, psiD 73210,000
Light transmission (1/8" thick disc)-88% to 90%
Water-vapor Permeability
-14.0 x 1013
Modulus of Rigidity, psi-116,000
Deformation under load, 4,000 psi 77°F
D 6210.2%
Water Absorption, 24 hours0.3%
SubmersionD 5700.15%
Equilibrium 73°FD 5700.35%
Thermal Properties
PropertyASTM MethodExcelon PC
Heat-Deflection Temperature °FD 648264 psi: 275-285
Thermal Conductivity, cal/sec/cm3-4.6 x 1014
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion in/in/°F
-30°C to 30° C, in/in/°C
D 6963.75 x 10-5
6.6 x 10-5
FlammabilityD 635Self-extinguishing
Brittle TemperatureD 745< -215°C
Electrical Properties
PropertyASTM MethodExcelon PC
Dielectric Constant-30°C-3°C23°C100°C125°C
60 cyclesD 1503.103.142.993.153.13
106 cyclesD 1502.95
Power Factor
60 cyclesD 1500.0050.00040.00090.00090.0011
106 cyclesD 1500.010
Volume Resistivity, ohm-cm->1017>10172.1 x 10162.1 x 10152.7 x 1017
Arc Resistance, Stainless-steel strip electrodesD 49510 to 12 sec
Arc Resistance, Tungsten electrodesD 49530 sec
Dielectric Strength, short time26°C100°C
400V / mil @ 125.0 mil(The step-by-step values are the same as the short time values for the 125-mil pieces)

Data shown are average values and should not be used for specifications.

Title: Physical Properties for Excelon™ Polycarbonate Tubing
Description: Physical, Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal Typical Properties.
Published: 1/30/2009
Last Edited: 1/18/2023
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