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HOSTAPHAN® General Technical Data


MECHANICAL DATA

  * Units Typical Values ** Test standard Test conditions
Flexing cycles   ./. > 100 000 ./. ./.
Edge tear resistance MD N 150 DIN 40634 23°C, 50% r.h.
TD N 150 DIN 40634 23°C, 50% r.h.
Coefficient of friction   ./. 0,4 DIN 53375 23°C, 50% r.h.
Impact resistance MD mJ/mm² 1400 DIN 53448 23°C, 50% r.h.
TD mJ/mm² 1800 DIN 53448 23°C, 50% r.h.
Tear propagation strength MD N/mm 240 DIN 53363 23°C, 50% r.h.
TD N/mm 240 DIN 53363 23°C, 50% r.h.

*)MD=machine direction, TD=transverse direction
**)Measured on 12 µm film

ELECTRICAL DATA

  Units Typical values Test standard Test conditions
Electrolytic corrosion effect ./. A1 DIN 53489 or
VDE 0303/ Part 6
./.
Behaviour under the influence of glow discharges on surfaces (measured on films of thickness 36 µm) min 900 DIN 53485 or
VDE 0303/ Part 7
Contact method
40kV / mm
Mandrel Test ./. one-layer (RN 100)
3-layer (RN 23, RN 50)
EN 61558-1/1997
Section 26.3
./.

DIMENSIONAL STABILITY

  Units Typical values Test standard Test conditions
Moisture expansion coefficient (%r.h.) -1 0.7 x 10 -5 In-house method 40-80% r.h.
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion K -1 2 x 10 -5 In-house method 20-50°C
Dimensional stability under pressure with rising temperature °C 240 DIN 40634 or
VDE 0345
./.
Dimensional stability under tension with rising temperature °C 240 DIN 40634 or
VDE 0345
./.

OPTICAL DATA

  Units Typical values Test standard Test conditions
Refractive index ./. 1.6 DIN 53491 l=0,589 µm, 25°C

THERMAL DATA

  Units Typical values Test standard Test conditions
Flammability (no flammable gases occur up to.) °C 400 DIN 40634 or
VDE 0345
./.
Low temperature resistance °C -196 DIN 53372 tested to -196°C
Specific heat J/kg x K 1 300 ./. ./.
Thermal conductivity W/m x K 0.13 VDE 0304/Part 1 ./.
Approved insulating class for electrical machinery ./. B DIN 57530 or
VDE 0530/main list
./.
Heat of Combustion kJ/kg 25 000 DIN 5190 ./.
Vicat-Softening temperature °C > 230 DIN EN ISO 0306 Method B 50

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL DATA

  Units Typical values Test standard Test conditions
Frigen-extract®, measured on films RN and WN 190 % 0.05 DIN 8944 Cold extraction
Conductivity of aqueous extract µS/cm 2 DIN 40634 or
VDE 0345
1 kHz
Trichloroethylene extract, measured on films RN and WN 190 % 0.2 DIN 8943 Extracted in Soxhlet apparatus for 2h. Boiled down for 15h at 105°C.

PERMEABILITY

Aromas Units Typical values * Test standard Test conditions
Camphor g/m² x d < 3 x 10 -6 In-house method 20°C
Cinnamaldehyde g/m² x d 50 000 x 10 -6 In-house method 20°C
Diphenylmethane g/m² x d 4 000 x 10 -6 In-house method 20°C
Eucalyptol g/m² x d 8 000 x 10 -6 In-house method 20°C
Eugenol g/m² x d 160 x 10 -6 In-house method 20°C
Geraniol g/m² x d 130 x 10 -6 In-house method 20°C
Menthol g/m² x d 700 x 10 -6 In-house method 20°C
Vanillin g/m² x d 10 x 10 -6 In-house method 20°C

Vapours Units Typical values * Test standard Test conditions
Acetone g/m² x d < 0,1 In-house method 23°C
Benzene g/m² x d < 0,1 In-house method 23°C
Carbon disulphide g/m² x d 3 In-house method 23°C
Carbon tetrachloride g/m² x d 0,2 In-house method 23°C
Ethyl acetate g/m² x d < 0,1 In-house method 23°C
Ethyl alcohol g/m² x d 0,005 In-house method 23°C
Formaldehyde (30%solution) g/m² x d 0,003 In-house method 23°C
Hexane g/m² x d < 0,1 In-house method 23°C
Methyl alcohol g/m² x d 0,7 In-house method 23°C
Water g/m² x d 8 DIN 53122 23°C

*) measured on HOSTAPHAN ® RN 25

Gases Units Typical values * Test standard Test conditions
Air cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 30** DIN 53380 23°C
Ammonia, dry cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 4 000** In-house method 23°C
Argon cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 25** DIN 53380 23°C
Carbon dioxide cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 240** DIN 53380 23°C
Chlorine cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 60** DIN 53380 23°C
Ethylene oxide cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 650*** In-house method 23°C
Frigen 11 cm ³ /m ² x d x bar < 4*** DIN 53380 24,5°C
Frigen 12 cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 12*** DIN 53380 20°C
Frigen 13 cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 14*** DIN 53380 20°C
Frigen 21 cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 7*** DIN 53380 20°C
Frigen 22 cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 7*** DIN 53380 20°C
Frigen 114 cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 6*** DIN 53380 20°C
Frigen 502 cm ³ /m ² x d x bar < 6*** DIN 53380 23°C
Helium cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 2 000** DIN 53380 23°C
Hydrogen cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 1 100** DIN 53380 23°C
Hydrogen sulphide cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 500** In-house method 23°C
Methyl bromide cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 50** DIN 53380 23°C
Nitrogen cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 20** DIN 53380 23°C
Oxygen cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 70** DIN 53380 23°C
Phosgene cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 50** DIN 53380 23°C
Prussic acid cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 8 000** DIN 53380 23°C
Sulphur dioxide cm ³ /m ² x d x bar 1 000** In-house method 23°C

*) Measured on HOSTAPHAN ® RN 25.
**) Unless otherwise indicated, the values have been converted for normal pressure and temperature.
***) Values not converted to reflect normal conditions.

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL STABILITY

Acids Acetic acid (all concentrations) resistant
50% formic acid resistant
10% hydrochloric acid resistant
30% hydrochloric acid partially resistant
10% and 35% hydrofluoric acid resistant
10% nitric acid resistant
65% and 100% nitric acid not resistant
30% and 85% phosphoric acid resistant
20% sulphuric acid partially resistant
Sulphur dioxide gas, dry resistant
80% and above sulphuric acid not resistant
Aldehydes Acetaldehyde resistant
Formaldehyde resistant
Alcohols Benzyl alcohol partially resistant
Cyclohexanol resistant
Ethyl alcohol resistant
Glycerine resistant
Glycol resistant
Isopropyl alcohol resistant
Methyl alcohol resistant
Aqueous alkaline solutions Ammonium hydroxide not resistant
Calcium hydroxide partially resistant
Sodium hydroxide not resistant
Chlorinated hydrocarbons Carbon tetrachloride partially resistant
Chlorinated biphenyls partially resistant
Chloroform resistant
Trichloroethylene resistant
Esters Ethyl acetate resistant
Hydrocarbons Aliphatic hydrocarbons resistant
Benzene resistant
Gasoline (petrol) resistant
Mineral oils resistant
Toluene resistant
Xylene resistant
Miscellaneous substances Chlorine resistant
Hydrogen peroxide resistant
Oxygen resistant
Water* resistant
Other organic solutions Acetone resistant
Diethylether resistant
Nitrobenzene not resistant
Phenol not resistant
Salt solutions Alkaline carbonates resistant
Bichromates resistant
Cyanides resistant
Fluorides resistant

*) At elevated temperatures (approx. > 100°C) and in the presence of water (vapor), polyester films such as HOSTAPHAN ® tend to become brittles as a result of hydrolysis.

REEL CORES

Core material Applications/width Inner diameter/mm
Cardboard core for general applications 152,4
Cardbord core large width from approx. 2000 mm 200
Phenolic resin impregnated and polished paper ultra thin film for capacitors 150
Polystyrene core capacitors 150

FILM YIELDS*

Thickness
µ m
Weight
g/m²
Yield
m²/kg
4,5 6,3 159,0
6,0 8,4 120,0
8,0 11,0 90,0
10,0 14,0 72,0
12,0 17,0 60,0
15,0 21,0 48,0
19,0 27,0 38,0
23,0 32,.0 31,0
25,0 35,0 29,0
30,0 42,0 24,0
36,0 50,0 20,0
50,0 70,0 14,0
75,0 105,0 9,6
96,0 134,0 7,5
100,0 140,0 7,2
125,0 175,0 5,7
175,0 245,0 4,1
190,0 266,0 3,8
250,0 350,0 2,9
300,0 420,0 2,4
350,0 490,0 2,0
500,0 700,0 1,4

*) valid for film types with a density of 1.4 g/cm3

STORAGE CONDITIONS

The polyester film HOSTAPHAN ® is largely unaffected by climatic influences.
We recommend that the film is kept in the original packaging until used. A dry dust-free storage room with an ambient temperature below 30°C is of advantage.

Avoid storing the film outdoors for any significant period of time where it will be exposed to harmful influences such as humidity or direct sunlight. The film should be transferred, in the transport packaging, to the processing area or a room with a similar climate at least 24 hours before processing.

We recommend removing the film from the original packaging immediately before processing. After removal, transporting the film roll by means of a steel bar through the core will prevent deformation or damage to the outer layers.

Short-term storage in polystyrene throughs is also an option with HOSTAPHAN ® films with a thickness equal or greater than 36 µm. We know of no restriction to the shelf-life of HOSTAPHAN ®. Nevertheless, we recommend that the film is processed within a year of delivery.

This information provided here is consistent with the current state of our knowledge and is intended to provide general information on our products and their applications. It does not constitute a guarantee of any specific product attributes or the suitability of products for specific applications. Any existing commercial rights or patents must be observed. We guarantee full product quality under the terms of the General Conditions of Sale of MITSUBISHI POLYESTER FILM GmbH.