TECANAT GF30 natural

Polycarbonate 30% glass fibre reinforced

PC GF 30 is a glass filled polycarbonate material that is manufactured by Ensinger under the trade name TECANAT GF30 natural. This 30% glass fibre reinforced material demonstrates higher strength, rigidity, creep strength and dimensional stability than unreinforced TECANAT (PC). These properties and good fatigue strength make glass filled polycarbonate material suitable for use in parts that are exposed to high static loads over long periods in high temperature conditions. As glass fibre reinforced material tends in some cases to have a marked abrasive effect on mating surfaces, glass filled polycarbonate is less suitable for sliding applications.


Chemical designation
PC (Polycarbonate)
1,42 g/cm3

Main Features

  • good heat deflection temperature
  • electrically insulating
  • sensitive to stress cracking
  • high strength
  • good weldable and bondable

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Tensile strength85MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield87MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield4%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test)6%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength138MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    4500MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Compression strength21/39/87MPa1% / 2% / 5%EN ISO 604
    Compression modulus3300MPa5mm/min, 10 NEN ISO 604
    Impact strength (Charpy)71kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Ball indentation hardness190MPaISO 2039-1
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    4400MPa1mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Melting temperaturen.a.CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Service temperature140Cshort termNN
    Service temperature120Clong termNN
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)510-5*1/K23-60°C, long.DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)510-5*1/K23-100°C, long.DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Glass transition temperature147CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Thermal conductivity0.32W/(k*m)ISO 22007-4:2008
    Specific heat1.1J/(g*K)ISO 22007-4:2008
  • Electrical properties
    Electrical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    volume resistivity1014O*cmDIN IEC 60093
    surface resistivity1014ODIN IEC 60093
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Resistance to hot water/ bases---
    Resistance to weathering--NN
    Water absorption0.05%24h / 96h (23°C)DIN EN ISO 62
    Flammability (UL94)HB-corresponding toDIN IEC 60695-11-10;

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