PROPERTIES OF

SELECTED HIGH PERFORMANCE FIBERS

Fiber & Properties

Arimid3

PAN/Carbon

HDPE4

Glass

Melamine

PBI

PBO

Novaloid
Phenolic

Poly-acrylate

Poly-Arylate liquid crystal

PPS

PTFE

Poly-imide

Poly-amidelmide

Fiber Properties

Tenacity-
dry g/d

4.0-5.3M
21-27P

24

24-35

15.3

1.8

2.6-3.0

42

1.3-2.4

1.3-1.7

26-29

3.5

0.9-2.0

3.7

3.4

Tensile-
000 psi

90M
400P

31

375-435

500

30

50

N/A

20-30

25-33

424-525

61

40-50

67

75-80

Elongation
at break%

22-32M
2.5-4.0P

19

2.8-4.4

4.8

18

25-30

2.5-3.5

30-60

20-30

3.8

40

19-140

19-21

16-21

Moisture
Regain%

6.5M
4.0P

9

0

<0.10

5

15

0.6-2.0

6-7.3

12

<0.10

0.6

0

3

4-4.5

Specific
Gravity

1.38M
1.44P

1.4

.97

2.5

1.44

1.43

1.50

1.27

1.5

1.41

1.37

2.1

1.41

1.34

Avg. Tough-
ness--g/d

0.30M
0.85P

N/A

N/A

0.37

N/A

0.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0.15

N/A

N/A

Abrasion
Resistance

Good M
Poor P

Poor

Good

Poor

Fair

Good

Excel

Poor

Fair

Good

Good

Good

Good

Good

Resilience

Excellent

Poor

Fair

Poor

Fair

Excel

Excel

Fair

Good

Good

Good

Poor

Fair

N/A

Chemical Resistance

Solvents

Excel M
Good P

Good

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Good

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Acids

Dilute:

Good M

Good

Excel

Excel

Good

Excel

Good

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Good

Conc:

Fair P

Poor

Excel

Excel

Poor

Excel

Fair

Poor

Excel

<90%

Good

Excel

Excel

Fair

Alkalies

Dilute:

Good M

Good

Excel

Fair

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Excel

Poor

Good

Conc.:

Good P

Good

Excel

Fair

Excel

Good

N/A

Excel

Excel

<30%

Excel

Excel

Poor

Good

Ultraviolet

Poor

Good

Excel

Excel

Good

Good

Good

Excel

Excel

Poor

Excel

Excel

Good

Good

Thermal Properties

Limiting O2

30M

55

N/A

>100

32

38

68

33

43

37

34

>100

40

32

Index (LOI)

29P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thermal

0.26M

<.03

N/A

7.2

0.20

0.26

<0.3

0.28

0.31

N/A

0.3

0.2

N/A

0.08

Conductivity5

0.30P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Usable Temp.

Short term:

315-370

V-High

Melts at

V-High

260-370

>595

Decomp
650

Decomp
400

 

Decomp
>400

260

Decomp
430

<485

>400

Continuous

230

220

130

315

>200

315

>300

205

160

>200

205

288

<260

250

Smoke Emis.

--Density

1.0

N/A

N/A

Low

Low

Trace

Low

<0.30

Trace

Low

N/A

Low

<1.0

<2.0

Relative Cost

1=Low 4=High

3

3

2

2

2

4

3

2

3

3

3

4

3

3


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