Comparative data for plastic films

MANUFACTURING

Units BOPET BOPP PVC
Manufacturing ./. Extrusion Extrusion Calendering
Stretching ./. biaxial biaxial none or additionally transverse
Thickness range µm 1 to 500 4 to 80 30 to 100 stretchedtransv. (100 to 600 unstretched)

MECHANICAL TYPICAL VALUES

Units BOPET BOPP PVC
Tensile strength MD*
TD*
N/mm ²
N/mm ²
200
200
150
250
50
50
Elongation at break MD*
TD*
%
%
100
100
150
50
10
10
Tensile stress required to cause 5% elongation MD*
TD*
N/mm ²
N/mm ²
100
100
./.
./.
./.
./.
Test standard ./. ISO 527-1-2 ISO 527-1-2 ISO 527-1-2
Test conditions ./. Testing rate 100%/min, 23°C, 50% r.h. Testing rate 100%/min, 23°C, 50% r.h. Testing rate 100%/min, 23°C, 50% r.h.
Young’s modulus MD*
TD*
N/mm ²
N/mm ²
4500
4500
2500
4500
./.
./.
Test standard ./. ISO 527-1-2 ISO 527-1-2 ISO 527-1-2
Test conditions ./. Testing rate 1%/min, 23°C, 50% r.h. Testing rate 1%/min, 23°C, 50% r.h. Testing rate 1%/min, 23°C, 50% r.h.

*) MD=Machine direction, TD=Transverse direction

ELECTRICAL TECHNICAL VALUES

Units BOPET BOPP PVC
Dielectric constant ./. 3,3 2,2 4,2
Dielectric dissipation factor ./. 0,002 0,0002 0,02
Test standard ./. DIN 40634 DIN 40634 DIN 40634
Test conditions ./. 23°C, 50 Hz 23°C, 50 Hz 23°C, 50 Hz

DIMENSIONAL STABILITY

Units BOPET BOPP PVC
Shrinkage MD* % 1 to 3
(150°C)
3 to 5
(120°C)
4 to 7
(140°C)
TD* % 0 to 2
(150°C)
0 to 2
(120°C)
-0,5 to 2
(140°C)
Test standard ./. DIN 40634 DIN 40634 DIN 40634
Test condition ./. 150°C, 15 min 120°C, 15 min 140°C, 15 min

*) MD=Machine direction, TD=Transverse direction

THERMAL TYPICAL VALUES

Units BOPET BOPP PVC
Melting point °C 260 166 200 to 220
Glas transition temperature °C 70 -20 80
Test standard ./. Differential scanningcalorimetry Differential scanningcalorimetry Differential scanningcalorimetry
Test conditions ./. 3K/min 3K/min 3K/min

BARRIER DATA

100 µm thickness, 23°C Units BOPET BOPP PVC
Oxygen (0% r.h.) cm 3 /m² x d x bar 17 250 40
Test standard ./. DIN 53380 DIN 53380 DIN 53380
Test conditions ./. 23°C 23°C 23°C
Water vapor (85% r.h.) g/m² x d 2 0,25 3
Test standard ./. DIN 53122 DIN 53122 DIN 53122
Test conditions ./. 23°C 23°C 23°C

OTHER

Units BOPET BOPP PVC
Density g/cm 3 1,4 0,9 1,4
Test standard ./. ASTM D 1505-68 Method C ASTM D 1505-68 Method C ASTM D 1505-68 Method C
Test condition ./. 23°C 23°C 23°C
Water absorption % 0,5 < 0,1 0,5
Test standard ./. DIN 53472 and
ASTM D 570
DIN 53472 and
ASTM D 570
DIN 53472 and
ASTM D 570
Test condition ./. Immersed in water for 4 days at 23°C Immersed in water for 4 days at 23°C Immersed in water for 4 days at 23°C

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