ABS vs. PVC Machining

Comparison of ABS and PVC Property Values

ABS
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6,500
320,000
5.3
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Material
Water Absorption Rating
Tensile Strength
Flexural Modulus
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
Dielectric Strength
PVC CPVC
0 0.04
7,500 8,200
481,000 410,000
6.1 3.7
544 1,250

Material Properties

  • Excellent impact strength
  • Good fabricating and machining properties
  • Excellent aesthetic properties
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Machines with ease
  • Low heat conductivity
  • Corrosion and abrasion resistant
  • Low co-efficient of friction¬†
  • Excellent insulating properties
  • Low permeability
  • Fire resistant
  • Durable and light
  • Good electrical properties
  • Chemically inert
  • Tasteless, odorless and nontoxic
  • Dimensional stability
  • High impact strength

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