EcoPaXX® Q150-D

Low/Medium Viscosity

General Information

EcoPaXX® is our bio-based, high-performance polyamide (PA410) that offers outstanding performance across the board, while being made mainly from tropical castor beans which don’t compete with the food chain.
EcoPaXX® belongs to the family of long-chain polyamides, which offer exceptional performance in the most demanding of environments. That includes excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, combined with a very high melting point (highest of all bio-plastics) and high crystallization rate (typical for engineering plastics like PA66 and PA46).
And… EcoPaXX® is certified 100% carbon neutral from cradle to gate. That means the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the production of EcoPaXX is offset by the amount absorbed in plant growth, and in particular by thericcinus communis – the tropical castor bean plant that makes up some 70% of EcoPaXX.
Special features
Regulatory Affairs
Processing technology
Injection Molding
Design challenge
Life cycle assessment

Rheological properties

Molding shrinkage (parallel)
1.2
%
Molding shrinkage (normal)
1.3
%

Mechanical properties

Tensile modulus
3100
MPa
Tensile modulus (120°C)
750
MPa
Tensile modulus (160°C)
540
MPa
Tensile modulus (180°C)
400
MPa
Tensile modulus (200°C)
300
MPa
Yield stress
85
MPa
Yield strain
5
%
Nominal strain at break
16
%
Flexural modulus
2900
MPa
Flexural strength
115
MPa
Charpy impact strength (+23°C)
N
kJ/m²
Charpy impact strength (-30°C)
N
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (+23°C)
5
kJ/m²
Charpy notched impact strength (-30°C)
4
kJ/m²

Thermal properties

Melting temperature (10°C/min)
250
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (1.80 MPa)
77
°C
Temp. of deflection under load (0.45 MPa)
175
°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (parallel)
0.7
E-4/°C
Coeff. of linear therm. expansion (normal)
0.9
E-4/°C
UL recognition
Yes
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Glow Wire Flammability Index GWFI
825
°C
GWFI (Thickness (1) tested)
0.8
mm
Glow Wire Ignition Temperature GWIT
850
°C
GWIT (Thickness (1) tested)
0.8
mm

Other properties

Humidity absorption
2
%
Density
1090
kg/m³
Biobased content
70
% (Bio C/Total C)

Material specific properties

Viscosity number
150
cm³/g

Rheological calculation properties

Density of melt
0.9
kg/m³

Diagrams