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ECP

EXTREME COMPOSITE PLASTIC

ECP is an emerging material in the thermoforming industry which consists of polypropylene, polyethylene, rubber and a reinforcing filler. Traditionally ECP has been a difficult material to form and fabricate, but today the material is far more tolerant and with the latest technologies in adhesion, there are now glues available and techniques like ultrasonic welding that make ECP a force to be reckoned with. ECP is a great all-rounder material and its composite structure gives it unique and advantageous properties. For instance compared to Acrylic capped ABS, ECP has:

• Higher heat resistance
• Better scratch resistance in most instances
• Higher stress and crack resistance
• Much better vibration absorption
• Much better squeak and rattle absorption
• Better low temperature impact strength and comparable regular impact strength
• Half the collinear thermal expansion
• Lower moisture absorption

Applications

ECP is an emerging material in the thermoforming industry which consists of polypropylene, polyethylene, rubber and a reinforcing filler. Traditionally ECP has been a difficult material to form and fabricate, but today the material is far more tolerant and with the latest technologies in adhesion, there are now glues available and techniques like ultrasonic welding that make ECP a force to be reckoned with. ECP is a great all-rounder material and its composite structure gives it unique and advantageous properties.

ECP


Colours shown above are just representations of a particular colour and aren’t necessarily the finished plastic colour. Lighting conditions, monitor calibration and variances in the plastic colour processing can impact the colour of a given material. For more information on colour availability please contact us.

gauge
Ava.
gauge
Ava.
gauge
Ava.
0.5MM
4.5MM
18MM
1MM
6MM
20MM
1.5MM
8MM
25MM
2MM
10MM
30MM
3MM
12MM
40MM
4MM
15MM
Property
Value
Unit
Mechanical
Tensile Strength
57
MPa
Flexural Strength
28
MPa
Shear Strength
N/A
MPa
Impact Strength
0.395
J/m
Hardness
R49-R95
M or R
Thermal
Working Temperature
125
°C
Vacuum Forming Temperature
160
°C
Thermal Expansion
3.32
10^-5/°C
Vicat Softening Temperature
133-150
°C
Miscellaneous
Specific Gravity
0.98
g/cm³
Water Absorption
0.01-0.05
% in 24 hr
Light Transmission
N/A
%
Dielectric Strength
550-701
Volts/Mil
Surface Energy
31
Dynes/cm


The information in the above data table is provided for educational purposes only in good faith and should only be used as a guide. As sheet material comes in a wide variety of grades, colours, textures and can contain different chemical properties, the figures only represent a typical insight into the specifications of the material. Information has been collated from a variety of sources. For more information on these figures and other properties please contact us.

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