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VALOX™ DR48 resin Datasheet

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17% Glass Fiber

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Product Description
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
17% glass reinforced, flame retardant grade UL-94 rated V-0/5VA.
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX DR48 is a 17% glass reinforced, flame retardant injection moulding PBT resin. Applications: lamp sockets, connectors, switches, electrical housings and bases, bobbins, trimmers and electromotor housings.
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
17% glass reinforced, flame retardant grade UL-94 rated V-0/5VA.
General VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
  • Commercial: Active
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
Filler / Reinforcement 
  • Glass Fiber, 17% Filler by Weight
  • Glass Fiber, 17% Filler by Weight
  • Glass Fiber, 17% Filler by Weight
Additive 
--
  • Flame Retardant
--
Features 
  • Flame Retardant
  • Flame Retardant
  • Flame Retardant
Uses 
--
  • Connectors
  • Electrical Housing
  • Switches
--
RoHS Compliance 
--
--
Automotive Specifications 
Processing Method 
  • Injection Molding
  • Injection Molding
  • Injection Molding
Multi-Point Data 
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion vs. Temperature (ASTM E831)
  • Elastic Modulus vs Temperature (ASTM D4065)
  • Flexural DMA (ASTM D4065)
  • Pressure-Volume-Temperature (PVT - Zoller Method)
  • Shear DMA (ASTM D4065)
  • Specific Heat vs. Temperature (ASTM D3417)
  • Tensile Creep (ASTM D2990)
  • Tensile Fatigue
  • Tensile Stress vs. Strain (ASTM D638)
  • Thermal Conductivity vs. Temperature (ASTM E1530)
  • Viscosity vs. Shear Rate (ASTM D3835)
--
--
Physical VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Specific Gravity
         
--
 
ASTM D792
--
--
--
g/cm³
ISO 1183
Specific Volume
--
in³/lb
ASTM D792
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (266°C/5.0 kg)
--
--
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
Melt Volume-Flow Rate (MVR)
        ISO 1133
250°C/2.16 kg
--
--
in³/10min
 
250°C/5.0 kg
--
--
in³/10min
 
265°C/5.0 kg
--
--
in³/10min
 
Molding Shrinkage
        Internal Method
Flow  2
--
in/in
 
Flow  3
--
in/in
 
Flow  4
--
--
in/in
 
Across Flow  5
--
in/in
 
Across Flow  2
--
in/in
 
Across Flow  4
--
--
in/in
 
Water Absorption
         
24 hr
--
%
ASTM D570
Saturation, 73°F
--
--
%
ISO 62
Equilibrium, 73°F, 50% RH
--
--
%
ISO 62
Mechanical VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus
         
-- 6
--
--
psi
ASTM D638
--
--
--
psi
ISO 527-2/1
Tensile Strength
         
Yield 7
--
--
psi
ASTM D638
Yield
--
--
psi
ISO 527-2/5
Break 7
psi
ASTM D638
Break
--
--
psi
ISO 527-2/5
Tensile Elongation
         
Yield 7
--
--
%
ASTM D638
Yield
--
--
%
ISO 527-2/5
Break 7
--
--
%
ASTM D638
Break
--
--
%
ISO 527-2/5
Flexural Modulus
         
1,97 in Span 8
psi
ASTM D790
-- 9
--
--
psi
ISO 178
Flexural Strength
         
-- 9, 10
--
--
psi
ISO 178
Yield, 1,97 in Span 8
--
--
psi
ASTM D790
Break, 1,97 in Span 8
psi
ASTM D790
Taber Abrasion Resistance (1000 Cycles, 1000 g, CS-17 Wheel)
--
--
mg
Internal Method
Flexural Strain at Break 11
--
--
%
ISO 178
Impact VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Charpy Notched Impact Strength
         
-22°F 12
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/1eA
-22°F
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/2C
73°F 12
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/1eA, ISO 179/2C
Charpy Unnotched Impact Strength
         
-22°F 12
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/1eU
-22°F
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/2U
73°F 12
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/1eU
73°F
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179/2U
Notched Izod Impact
         
-22°F
--
--
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
32°F
--
--
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
73°F
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
-22°F 13
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180/1A
32°F 13
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180/1A
73°F 13
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180/1A
Unnotched Izod Impact
         
-22°F
--
--
ft·lb/in
ASTM D4812
73°F
ft·lb/in
ASTM D4812
-22°F 13
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180/1U
73°F 13
--
--
ft·lb/in²
ISO 180/1U
Hardness VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Rockwell Hardness
         
R-Scale
--
 
ASTM D785
R-Scale
--
--
 
ISO 2039-2
Ball Indentation Hardness (H 358/30)
--
--
psi
ISO 2039-1
Thermal VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load
         
66 psi, Unannealed, 0,126 in
--
--
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed, 0,252 in
--
°F
ASTM D648
66 psi, Unannealed, 3,94 in Span 14
--
--
°F
ISO 75-2/Be
66 psi, Unannealed, 2,52 in Span 15
--
--
°F
ISO 75-2/Bf
264 psi, Unannealed, 0,126 in
--
--
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Unannealed, 0,252 in
--
°F
ASTM D648
264 psi, Unannealed, 3,94 in Span 14
--
--
°F
ISO 75-2/Ae
264 psi, Unannealed, 2,52 in Span 15
--
--
°F
ISO 75-2/Af
Vicat Softening Temperature
         
--
--
--
°F
ASTM D1525 16, ISO 306/A50 16
--
--
--
°F
ASTM D1525 17, ISO 306/B120 17
--
--
--
°F
ISO 306/B50
Ball Pressure Test (257°F)
--
 
IEC 60695-10-2
CLTE
         
Flow : -40 to 104°F
--
in/in/°F
ASTM E831
Flow : 140 to 280°F
--
in/in/°F
ASTM E831
Flow : -40 to 104°F
--
--
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Flow : 73 to 176°F
--
--
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Flow : 73 to 302°F
--
--
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Transverse : -40 to 104°F
--
--
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Transverse : 73 to 176°F
--
--
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Transverse : 73 to 302°F
--
--
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Thermal Conductivity
--
--
Btu·in/hr/ft²/°F
ISO 8302
RTI Elec
°F
UL 746
RTI Imp
°F
UL 746
RTI Str
°F
UL 746
Electrical VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Surface Resistivity
--
--
ohm
IEC 60093
Volume Resistivity
         
--
ohm·cm
ASTM D257
--
--
--
ohm·cm
IEC 60093
Dielectric Strength
         
0,0315 in, in Oil
--
--
V/mil
ASTM D149, IEC 60243-1
0,0630 in, in Oil
V/mil
ASTM D149
0,126 in, in Air
--
V/mil
ASTM D149
0,126 in, in Oil
--
--
V/mil
ASTM D149, IEC 60243-1
0,0394 in 18
--
--
V/mil
IEC 60243-1
0,0630 in, in Oil
--
--
V/mil
IEC 60243-1
Dielectric Constant
         
100 Hz
--
 
ASTM D150
1 MHz
 
ASTM D150
50 Hz
--
--
 
IEC 60250
60 Hz
--
--
 
IEC 60250
1 MHz
--
--
 
IEC 60250
Dissipation Factor
         
100 Hz
--
 
ASTM D150
1 MHz
 
ASTM D150
50 Hz
--
--
 
IEC 60250
60 Hz
--
--
 
IEC 60250
1 MHz
--
--
 
IEC 60250
Arc Resistance 19
 
ASTM D495
Comparative Tracking Index (CTI)
 
UL 746
Comparative Tracking Index
        IEC 60112
--
--
--
V
 
Solution B
--
--
V
 
High Amp Arc Ignition (HAI)
 
UL 746
High Voltage Arc Tracking Rate (HVTR)
 
UL 746
Hot-wire Ignition (HWI)
 
UL 746
Flammability VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Flame Rating
        UL 94
0,0350 in
 
 
0,118 in
 
 
Glow Wire Flammability Index
        IEC 60695-2-12
0,0394 in
--
°F
 
0,118 in 20
--
--
°F
 
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature
        IEC 60695-2-13
0,0394 in
--
--
°F
 
0,118 in
--
--
°F
 
Oxygen Index
         
--
--
%
ASTM D2863
--
--
--
%
ISO 4589-2
Fill Analysis VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Melt Viscosity (500°F, 1500 sec^-1)
--
--
Pa·s
ISO 11443
Additional Information VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
Test Method
Filler Content
--
--
%
ASTM D229
Related Terminology
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
This supplier and product may also be known by these terms: GE Plastics, LNP Engineering Plastics, GE Polymerland
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
This supplier and product may also be known by these terms: GE Plastics Europe, LNP Engineering Plastics, GE Polymerland Europe, GE Polymerland, GE Plastics
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
This supplier and product may also be known by these terms: GE Plastics, LNP Engineering Plastics
Automotive Specifications
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
This plastic material has approval for 2 automotive specifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of specifications for that agency): FORD (2).
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
This plastic material has approval for 2 automotive specifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of specifications for that agency): FORD (2).
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
This plastic material has approval for 1 automotive specifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of specifications for that agency): FORD (1).
Uses
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Electrical Housings, Electrical Housing.
Available Documents
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Technical Datasheet
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Technical Datasheet
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Technical Datasheet
Injection VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
VALOX™ 
DR48 resin
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
°F
 
Drying Time
hr
 
Drying Time, Maximum
--
hr
 
Suggested Max Moisture
%
 
Suggested Shot Size
--
%
 
Hopper Temperature
--
--
°F
 
Rear Temperature
°F
 
Middle Temperature
°F
 
Front Temperature
°F
 
Nozzle Temperature
°F
 
Processing (Melt) Temp
°F
 
Mold Temperature
°F
 
Back Pressure
--
psi
 
Screw Speed
--
rpm
 
Vent Depth
--
in
 
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
21.5 to 3.2 mm
33.2 to 4.6 mm
4Tensile Bar
53.2-4.6 mm
60,20 in/min
7Type I, 0,20 in/min
80,051 in/min
90,079 in/min
10Break
112 mm/min
1280*10*4 sp=62mm
1380*10*4
14120*10*4 mm
1580*10*4 mm
16Rate A (50°C/h), Loading 2 (50 N)
17Rate B (120°C/h), Loading 2 (50 N)
18Short-Time
19Tungsten Electrode
20by VDE
 
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