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Americas Styrenics EA3400 Data Sheet

General Purpose Polystyrene

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Product Description
Americas Styrenics EA3400 is a General Purpose Polystyrene material. It is available in North America for coextrusion, extrusion, or injection molding.

Important attributes of Americas Styrenics EA3400 are:
  • Low to No Odor/Taste
  • Clarity
  • Crystalline
  • Food Contact Acceptable
  • Good Toughness

Typical applications include:
  • Additive/Masterbatch
  • Caps/Lids/Closures
  • Engineering/Industrial Parts
  • Food Contact Applications
  • Medical/Healthcare
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • North America
Features 
  • Crystal
  • Food Contact Acceptable
  • Good Colorability
  • Good Toughness
  • High Clarity
  • Low Odor Transfer
  • Low Residuals
  • Low Taste Transfer
Uses 
  • Blending
  • Caps
  • Medical/Healthcare Applications
  • Thick-walled Parts
 
Agency Ratings 
UL File Number 
  • E326906
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Coextrusion
  • Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Specific Gravity
 
ASTM D792
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (200°C/5.0 kg)
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
Molding Shrinkage - Flow
in/in
ASTM D955
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus (Injection Molded)
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Strength
    ASTM D638
Break, Injection Molded
psi
 
Injection Molded
psi
 
Tensile Elongation (Break, Injection Molded)
%
ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus (Injection Molded)
psi
ASTM D790
Flexural Strength (Injection Molded)
psi
ASTM D790
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (73°F, Injection Molded)
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness (L-Scale)
 
ASTM D785
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
    ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed
°F
 
264 psi, Unannealed
°F
 
Vicat Softening Temperature
°F
ASTM D1525
CLTE - Flow
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: Low Residuals, Low Taste Transfer, High Clarity, Good Colorability, Low Odor Transfer, Good Toughness, Tough.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Medical Applications, Thick-walled Parts, Thick Walled Parts, Thick-wall Parts, Thick Wall Parts, Thickwall Parts, Closure Caps, Caps, Cap.
Agency Ratings
This plastic material has 1 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): FDA (1).
Available Documents
Technical Datasheet (English)
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Rear Temperature
°F
 
Middle Temperature
°F
 
Front Temperature
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
°F
 
Mold Temperature
°F
 
Injection Rate
 
 
Back Pressure
psi
 
Cushion
in
 
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 5 Temp.
°F
 
Adapter Temperature
°F
 
Melt Temperature
°F
 
Die Temperature
°F
 
Extrusion Notes
Zone 6 Temperature: 204 to 221°C
Melt Pump, Pipes, Screen Changer Temperature: 193 to 232°C
Polish Rolls Temperature: 66 to 104°C
Head Pressure: 10 to 21 MPa
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
 
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