Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) - TECATRON - is a semi crystalline, high temperature thermoplastic. Due to its chemical structure, PPS is a very resistant polymer with high mechanical strength and stiffness, even at temperatures above 200 °C.

Unfilled PPS is very chemically stable. At temperatures below 200 °C, there is no solvent known that can dissolve PPS material. However, in its natural colour, it does show sensitivity to UV radiation.

In addition to low water absorption, PPS plastic material shows good dimensional stability, low creep and excellent electrical properties, making it well suited for parts with the tightest tolerances. 
By means of multiple optimisation cycles during the PPS extrusion, it was possible to significantly improve the typical PPS material properties and to achieve three decisive advantages of TECATRON natural compared to other commercially available PPS plastic.

One is the reduction of the material's residual stress, which ensures excellent dimensional stability, high flatness and the reduction of deflection and warpage of TECATRON natural. This means that Ensinger's PPS plastic can be used to accelerate the production of parts, as the low residual stress of the sheets allows higher speeds and feeds during machining, leading to fewer issues with defects or tolerance on the way to the final part.

Furthermore, TECATRON natural is particularly suitable for parts with the highest demands for optical purity of the surface. By means of special production conditions, the risk of impurities and optical defects like black specks and flow marks are significantly reduced. This leads to a increase in the process yield of the manufactured parts.

In addition, the possibility of burns on the extruded surface, which is common for PPS, has been markedly reduced, thus vastly improving the surface quality. Consequently, no additional scrap has to be considered when selecting dimensions of PPS sheet, rod and tube - you merely choose what you need. 



Chemical designation
PPS (Polyphenylensulfide)
1.36 g/cm3

Main Features

  • good heat deflection temperature
  • good chemical resistance
  • resistance against high energy radiation
  • high strength
  • high dimensional stability
  • high stiffness
  • high creep resistance

Target industries

Technical details

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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    4100 MPa 1mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength 103 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield 103 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield (tensile test) 6,5 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test) 6,5 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength 166 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    3800 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Compression modulus 2860 MPa 5mm/min, 10 N EN ISO 604
    Impact strength (Charpy) 80 kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Notched impact strength (Charpy) 2,6 kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Ball indentation hardness 241 MPa ISO 2039-1
    Compression strength 27/56/134 MPa 1% / 2% / 5% EN ISO 604
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Glass transition temperature 97 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Melting temperature 281 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Thermal conductivity 0.25 W/(k*m) ISO 22007-4:2008
    Specific heat 1.0 J/(g*K) ISO 22007-4:2008
    Service temperature 260 C short term NN
    Service temperature 230 C long term NN
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 5 10-5*1/K 23-60°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 6 10-5*1/K 23-100°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 11 10-5*1/K 100-150°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
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    Electrical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    surface resistivity 1014 O DIN IEC 60093
    volume resistivity 1014 O*cm DIN IEC 60093
    Dielectric strength 24 kV/mm ASTM D 149
    Resistance to tracking (CTI) 150 IEC 60112
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    Other properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Resistance to hot water/ bases + -
    Flammability (UL94) V0 corresponding to DIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to weathering - -
    Water absorption <0.01 / 0.01 % 24h / 96h (23°C) DIN EN ISO 62
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    Relative costs Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Relative costs EU from € to €€€€€€ ��� -

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