Product Information
Oct 2019
Petra® 130 FR
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
 

 
Product Description
Petra 130 FR is a 30% glass fiber reinforced, flame retardant injection molding compound based on post-consumer and post-industrial recycle polyethylene terephthalate feedstocks. It is recognized as UL 94V-0/5VA by Underwriters Laboratories. It is also available in pigmented versions.

Applications
Petra 130 FR is generally recommended for applications such as electrical housing and bobbins.

PHYSICAL ASTM Test Method Property Value
Specific Gravity D-792 1.68
Mold Shrinkage (1/8" bar, in/in) 0.003
MECHANICAL ASTM Test Method Property Value
Tensile Strength, Break, MPa (psi) D-638  
    23C (73F) 130 (18,900)
Elongation, Break, % D-638  
    23C (73F) 2
Flexural Modulus, MPa (psi) D-790  
    -40C (-40F) 12,400 (1,800,000)
    23C (73F) 9,700 (1,410,000)
    121C (250F) 2,970 (431,000)
Flexural Strength, MPa (psi) D-790  
    -40C (-40F) 275 (39,900)
    23C (73F) 210 (30,400)
    121C (250F) 85 (12,300)
Rockwell Hardness, R Scale D-785 118
IMPACT ASTM Test Method Property Value
Notched Izod Impact, J/M (ft-lbs/in) D-256  
    23C (73F) 90 (1.7)
THERMAL ASTM Test Method Property Value
Melting Point, C(F) D-3418 245 (473)
Heat Deflection @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) C(F) D-648 220 (428)
Coef. of Linear Thermal Expansion, mm/mm C (in/in F) E-831 0.24 X10-4
UL RATINGS UL Test Method Property Value
Flammability Rating, .30mm UL94 V-0
Relative Temperature Index, .30mm UL746B  
    Mechanical w/o Impact, C 75
    Mechanical w/ Impact, C 75
    Electrical, C 75
Flammability Rating, .75mm UL94 V-0/-5VA
Relative Temperature Index, .75mm UL746B  
    Mechanical w/o Impact, C 155
    Mechanical w/ Impact, C 155
    Electrical, C 155
Flammability Rating, 1.5mm UL94 V-0/-5VA
Relative Temperature Index, 1.5mm UL746B  
    Mechanical w/o Impact, C 155
    Mechanical w/ Impact, C 155
    Electrical, C 155
Flammability Rating, 3.0mm UL94 V-0/-5VA
Relative Temperature Index, 3.0mm UL746B  
    Mechanical w/o Impact, C 155
    Mechanical w/ Impact, C 155
    Electrical, C 155
ELECTRICAL ASTM Test Method Property Value
Volume Resistivity (Ohm-m) D-257 >1E13
Dielectric Strength, Short Time, 1.5 mm D-149 22

Processing Guidelines
Material Handling
Max. Water content: 0.02%
To ensure optimum part performance, this product must be dried prior to molding and maintained at a moisture level of less than 0.02%, with a preferred moisture target of less than 0.015%. A dehumidifying hopper dryer mounted on the molding machine and equipped with alternating desiccant beds and air temperature/dew point indicators is recommended. Drying time is 2 - 4 hours at 120C (248F). Further information concerning safe handling procedures can be obtained from the Safety Data Sheet. Alternatively, please contact your BASF representative.

Typical Profile
Melt Temperature 280-300C (536-572F)
Mold Temperature 100-110C (212-230F)
Injection and Packing Pressure 35-125 bar (500-1500 psi)


Mold Temperatures
This product can be processed over mold temperatures of 80-120C (176-248F); however, for optimizing surface appearance, dimensional stability and part performance, mold surface temperatures of 100-110C (212-230F) are preferred.

Pressures
Injection pressure controls the filling of the part and should be applied for 90% of ram travel. Packing pressure affects the final part and can be used effectively in controlling sink marks and shrinkage. It should be applied and maintained until the gate area is completely frozen off.

Back pressure can be utilized to provide uniform melt consistency and reduce trapped air and gas. Minimal back pressure should be utilized to prevent glass breakage. recommended to minimize glass fiber breakage.

Fill Rate
Fast fill rates are recommended to ensure uniform melt delivery to the cavity and prevent premature freezing. Surface appearance is directly affected by injection rate.


Note
Although all statements and information in this publication are believed to be accurate and reliable, they are presented gratis and for guidance only, and risks and liability for results obtained by use of the products or application of the suggestions described are assumed by the user. NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE REGARDING PRODUCTS DESCRIBED OR DESIGNS, DATA OR INFORMATION SET FORTH. Statements or suggestions concerning possible use of the products are made without representation or warranty that any such use is free of patent infringement and are not recommendations to infringe any patent. The user should not assume that toxicity data and safety measures are indicated or that other measures may not be required.
 


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