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FlameTec® Fire Retardant Plastics
Specifications & Availability

904 West 6th Street, Shiner, Texas 77984 USA
Phone: 1-361-594-2941     Fax: 1-361-594-2349     E-Mail: info@boedeker.com

1-800-444-3485

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NOTE: Flametec CPVC material is no longer available from the manufacturer.
Contact Boedeker Plastics for equivalent or replacement material options.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
In today's high technology industries, billions of dollars are invested in clean rooms to protect expensive equipment and their processes from becoming contaminated by air borne micron-size particles. Fires, even those small enough to pose no danger to the facility, can be disastrous to the integrity of the clean room itself.

The Flametec® family of Fire Retardant plastics have been specially formulated to provide protection against the spread of fire or flames. All of the materials shown below are listed with FM Global (formerly Factory Mutual Insurance Company) as compliant to FM4910 requirements. When FM4910 listed materials are used for construction in an area, fire suppression systems are not required.

(see also our Fire Safe Plastics Overview for details)

GENERAL PROPERTIES
The Flametec® family of Fire Retardant plastics offer essentially the same mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties as their non-flame-retardant counterparts. Consult the appropriate datasheet (see links below) for comparative information.

see also datasheets for:
Standard Kynar PVDF | Standard Halar ECTFE
Standard Polypropylene | Standard CPVC

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TYPICAL PROPERTIES of FLAMETEC® MATERIALS

ASTM or UL test Property Kytec
PVDF
Opaque
Halar ECTFE
901
Clear
Halar ECTFE
453
FR-CP7-D
Polypro
Corzan 4910
CPVC
PHYSICAL
D792 Density (lb/in³)
(g/cm³)
0.064
1.78
0.061
1.68
0.061
1.68
0.049
1.36
0.056
1.56
D570 Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%) 0.02 < 0.01 < 0.01 - -
MECHANICAL
D638 Tensile Strength (psi) at Yield 6,000 4,300 4,400 2,500 7,900
D790 Flexural Strength (psi) 22,000 - - - 14,500
D790 Flexural Modulus (psi) 30,000 245,000 180,000 400,000 457,000
D695 Compressive Strength (psi) 8,500 - - - -
D785 Hardness, Shore D 78 71 71 67 -
D256 IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in) 2.0 n.b. n.b. 8.0 1.5
THERMAL
D696 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
6.0 5.6 5.6 - 3.7
- Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 66 psi
270 / 132 194 / 90 120 / 49 248 / 120 212 / 100
- Melting Temp (°F / °C) 332 / 166 285 / 140 430 / 220 - -
- Maximum Use Temp (°F / °C) - 300 / 149 140 / 60 290 / 143 190 / 88
ELECTRICAL
D149 Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick 310 - - - -
D150 Dielectric Constant at 1 kHz 6.9 - - - -
D150 Dissipation Factor at 1 kHz 0.013 - - - -
D495 Arc Resistance (sec) 50 - - - -
D257 Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) at 50% RH 1.4 x 1015 - - - -
FM4910 FLAME CLASSIFICATIONS
FM4910 Flame Propagation Index (FPI) 5.2 4.0 4.0 4.4 1.2
FM4910 Smoke Damage Index (SDI) 0.20 0.15 0.15 0.20 0.02
FM4910 Corrosion Damage Index (CDI) 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.60 1.1

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.
All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.
CORZAN is a registered trademark of Noveon, Inc.
FLAMETEC is a registered trademark of Scranton Products
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