TECADUR PBT UD blue

Detectable food grade PBT polyester

TECADUR PBT UD blue is the European version of the American HYDEX 4101 UD blue. The two are identical in composition and have been specifically designed for the demanding environment of the food processing industry. For several years, the industry has been moving towards materials used in equipment design that are detectable in some way; either visually, by metal or x-ray detection, in order to improve food safety, and reduce the possibility of product contamination. TECADUR PBT UD blue, a member of Ensinger's Ultra Detectable product family, offers visibility for all three detection types with one material. This multi-detectable plastic with specially formulated fillers is detectable to both x-ray and metal detection systems, and its blue coloration is visible to optical inspection systems. In addition, as part of the polyester family, the ultra-detectable HYDEX exhibits the very good physical properties typical of the family, as well as excellent resistance to chlorine and caustic cleaning solutions. As a food safe material it complies with FDA (raw material) and EU 10/2011. It also meets most agency requirements for food contact compliance.

Compliances

Facts

Chemical designation
PBT (Polybutylene terephthalate)
Colour
blue
Density
1,56 g/cm3

Main Features

  • resistent to cleaning agents
  • good chemical resistance
  • food grade blue
  • good dimensional stability
  • good impact strength
  • metal detectable
  • x-ray opaque

Target industries

Technical details


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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Impact strength (Charpy) 37 kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Compression strength 22/41/77 MPa 1% / 2% / 5% EN ISO 604
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    3400 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Flexural strength 98 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Elongation at break (tensile test) 9 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield 62 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength 62 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Notched impact strength (Charpy) 4 kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Elongation at yield (tensile test) 7 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Ball indentation hardness 147 MPa ISO 2039-1
    Compression modulus 1600 MPa 5mm/min, 10 N EN ISO 604
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    3500 MPa 1mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Melting temperature 224 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Service temperature 110 C long term NN
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 8 10-5*1/K 23-60°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Service temperature 200 C short term NN
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 10 10-5*1/K 23-100°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Glass transition temperature 39 C DIN EN ISO 11357
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    Other properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Water absorption 0.03 / 0.05 % 24h / 96h (23°C) DIN EN ISO 62
    Flammability (UL94) HB corresponding to DIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to hot water/ bases - -
    Resistance to weathering - - NN

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