PMP unfilled

This unmodified polymethylpentene (PMP) belongs to the polyolefine family, and offers translucense, and good UV resistance. Ensinger's TECAFINE PMP combines very good electrical insulation with low weight. TECAFINE PMP is among the lowest density of all plastics.


Chemical designation
PMP (Polymethylpentene)
light yellow
0,83 g/cm3

Main Features

  • good chemical resistance
  • electrically insulating
  • good machinability
  • easy to polish
  • high creep resistance
  • low density
  • high toughness

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    1000MPa1mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Compression modulus1000MPa5mm/min, 10 NEN ISO 604
    Ball indentation hardness58MPaISO 2039-1
    Impact strength (Charpy)17kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Compression strength19MPa1% / 2%EN ISO 604
    Elongation at yield6%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield26MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength26MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength31MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Elongation at break67%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    800MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Service temperature120Clong termNN
    Service temperature170Cshort termNN
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Water absorption<0.01%24h / 96h (23°C)DIN EN ISO 62
    Resistance to hot water/ bases(+)--
    Flammability (UL94)HB-corresponding toDIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to weathering---

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