Application area: Allmän industri


General facts

Polystyrene

Shortening: PS

Color: Transparent, colorless

Common uses: Components in electrical equipment for UHF and VHF and as an insulator for microwaves.

Benefits

  • Constant permittivity up to 500 Ghz.
  • High electrical insulation capacity.
  • High resistance to ionizing radiation.
  • High dimensional stability.
  • Operating temperature from -60ºC to + 100ºC.
  • Very low degassing.
  • Low water absorption.
  • Transmission in the visible range comparable to PMMA.
  • Very low loss angle tangent-delta.

Restrictions

  • Sensitive to exposure to cold and sunlight.
  • Limited impact resistance, mechanically weak, crack prone.
  • Low solvent resistance.
  • Low softening temperature.
  • Low resistance to oils and solvents.