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API PS 370-21 Data Sheet

General Purpose Polystyrene

Supplied by American Polymers, Inc.

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Product Description
API PS 370-21 is a General Purpose Polystyrene material. It is available in North America for blow molding, extrusion, or injection molding.

Important attributes of API PS 370-21 are:
  • Clarity
  • Fast Molding Cycle
  • Heat Resistant
  • High Strength

Typical applications include:
  • Consumer Goods
  • Containers
  • Household Applications
  • Medical/Healthcare
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Discontinued
Availability 
  • North America
Features 
  • Fast Molding Cycle
  • High Clarity
  • High Heat Resistance
  • High Strength
 
Uses 
  • Containers
  • Household Goods
  • Medical/Healthcare Applications
  • Toys
 
Appearance 
  • Clear/Transparent
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Blow Molding
  • 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
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Strength (Break)
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Elongation (Break)
%
ASTM D638
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (0,125 in)
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Hardness
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness (L-Scale)
 
ASTM D785
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Clarity, Fast Cycle, Rapid Cycle, Productivity, Fast Molding Cycle, High Heat Resistance, High Strength.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Household Goods, Housewares, Medical Applications.
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
°F
 
Drying Time
hr
 
Suggested Max Regrind
%
 
Rear Temperature
°F
 
Front Temperature
°F
 
Mold Temperature
°F
 
Injection Pressure
psi
 
Back Pressure
psi
 
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
 
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