TECHNICAL DATA

Standard Plastic Lumber

 

Test Methods

English Units                             Metric Units

Test

ASTM Test

Value

Units

Value

Units

Flexural Strength

D6109-97

1355

PSI

95

Kg/cm2

Flexural Modulus

D6109-97

95939

PSI

6744

Kg/cm2

Compression Strength

D6108-97

1420

PSI

100

Kg/cm2

Compression Modulus

D6108-97

51000

PSI

3585

Kg/cm2

Specific Gravity

D6111-97

0.861

g/cc

0.861

g/cc

Flash point

 

644

Deg F

340

Deg C

Moisture Absorption

 

0.06

% by Weight

0.06

% by Weight

Thermal Expansion

D6341-98

0.000055

Inch/Inch/Deg F

 

 

Average Nail pull out

D6117-97

504

Lbs

 

 

Static coefficient of Friction -Dry

D2394-83(99)

.48

 

 

 

Static coefficient of Friction -Wet

D2394-83(99)

.40

 

 

 

Sliding coefficient of Friction -Dry

D2394-83(99)

.22

 

 

 

Sliding coefficient of Friction -Wet

D2394-83(99)

.43

 

 

 

 

The technical data on this page represents only average values and not minimum values.  Safety factors must be added into the design.

 

Chemical Resistance

High-Density Polyethylene has a high resistance to most acids and chemicals.  Plastic Lumber has a high tolerance to exposure by most substances.

 

Ultraviolet Weathering

An ultraviolet stabilizer is added at the time of manufacture to help protect against ultraviolet degradation of the plastic surface in exterior applications.