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LyondellBasell Hifaxâ„¢ CA138A Thermoplastic Polyolefin Elastomer

Category Polymer , Thermoplastic , Elastomer, TPE , Thermoplastic Olefinic Elastomer (TPO) , Polyolefin
Manufacturer LyondellBasell
Trade Name Hifax™
Port Shanghai port,China
Trade Terms FOB, CFR, CIF
Payment Terms L/C, T/T, Western Union
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Material Notes:
Description: Hifaxâ„¢ CA138A low modulus thermoplastic olefin (TPO) resin is designed for impact modification and injection molding applications. It is based on material produced from Basell's proprietary "Catalloy" process, exhibiting balanced strength, toughness, and flexibility.CA138A resin meets the FDA requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations in 21 CFR 177.2600 for resins in rubber articles for repeated use applications. The final item is subject to the extraction requirements in 21 CFR 177.2600.All ingredients in CA138A resin meet the chemical registration requirements of TSCA (U.S.) and DSL (Canada). Uses: Closures, automotive applications, lidsInformation provided by Basell.
Physical Properties Metric English Comments
Density 0.892 g/cc
0.0322 lb/in³
Linear Mold Shrinkage 0.010 cm/cm
0.010 in/in
Melt Flow 2.5 g/10 min

@Load 2.16 kg,
Temperature 230 °C
2.5 g/10 min

@Load 4.76 lb,
Temperature 446 °F
Condition L; ASTM D1238
Mechanical Properties Metric English Comments
Hardness, Shore D 53
ASTM D2240
Tensile Strength, Yield 9.65 MPa
1400 psi
ASTM D 638
Elongation at Break 390 %
390 %
ASTM D 638
Flexural Modulus 0.345 GPa
50.0 ksi
1% Secant, 0.05 in/min; ASTM D790
0.379 GPa
55.0 ksi
Tangent, 0.05 in/min; ASTM D790
0.448 GPa
65.0 ksi
Tangent, 0.5 in/min; ASTM D790
Dart Drop, Total Energy 20.9 J

@Temperature -30.0 °C
15.4 ft-lb

@Temperature -22.0 °F
Instrumented; ASTM D3763
Tear Strength 78.9 kN/m
450 pli
Thermal Properties Metric English Comments
Shrinkage 1.0 %
1.0 %
Tool, 4x6x0.125 in; Basell Test Method
1.30 %

@Temperature 121 °C,
Time 3600 sec
1.30 %

@Temperature 250 °F,
Time 1.00 hour
Afterbake, 100x150x3.2 mm; Basell Method
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