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API PS 500 Data Sheet

High Impact Polystyrene

Supplied by American Polymers, Inc.

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Product Description
API 500 is a heat resistant grade of impact polystyrene. It has superior heat resistance, good impact resistance and easy colorability.

Application: API 500 is used in housewares, toys, containers, displays, and appliance parts.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Discontinued
Availability 
  • North America
Features 
  • Good Colorability
  • Good Impact Resistance
  • High Heat Resistance
Uses 
  • Appliance Components
  • Containers
  • Decorative Displays
  • Household Goods
  • Toys
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • 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
Flexural Modulus
psi
ASTM D790
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (0.125 in, 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 (264 psi, Annealed)
°F
ASTM D648
Vicat Softening Temperature
°F
ASTM D1525
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: Good Colorability, High Heat Resistance, Good Impact Resistance.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Appliance Components, Appliance Parts, Household Goods, Housewares, Decorative Displays.
Available Documents
Processing (English)
Technical Datasheet (English)
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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