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Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)


A relatively unique class of partially crystalline aromatic
based on p-hydroxybenzoic acid and related monomers.
crystal polymers are capable of forming regions of highly
structure while in the liquid phase. However, the degree of
order is
somewhat less than that of a regular solid crystal.
Typically LCPs have outstanding mechanical properties at
high temperatures, excellent chemical resistance, inherent
flame retardancyand good weatherability. Liquid crystal
polymers come in a variety of forms from sinterablehigh
LCP is a thermoplastic fibre with exceptional
strength and rigidity (five times that of steel), and
about 15 times the fatigue resistance of aramid. Very
good impact resistance.
It doesn't absorb moisture, has very low stretch, it
doesn't creep like UHMW-PE fibre, and has
excellent abrasion, wear, and chemical resistance. Its
high melting-point (320 C) allows the retention of
these properties over broad ranges of temperatures.
It is suitable for industrial, electronic, and aerospace
applications, as well as for ropes, and sport
equipment. Products Fishing line
High performance rope
Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)
Typical Properties
Specific Gravity 1.38 to 2.71
Melt Mass Flow Rate (g/10 min) 14
Flexural Modulus (psi) 957000 to
Tensile Strength (psi) 6500 to 26800
Tensile Elongation (%) 0.40 to 3.8
Rockwell Hardness 53 to 105
Notched Izod Impact (ft·lb/in) 0.367 to 1.52
DTUL @ 66 psi (0.45 MPa) (°F) 527 to 572
DTUL @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) (°F) 427 to 512
CLTE, Flow (in/in/°F) 2.1E-6 to 5.8E-6
Specific Gravity (g/cm³) 1.38 to 2.70
Melt Mass Flow Rate (g/10 min) 14
Flexural Modulus (MPa) 6600 to
Tensile Strength (MPa) 44.8 to 185
Tensile Elongation (%) 0.40 to 3.8
Rockwell Hardness 53 to 105
Notched Izod Impact (J/m) 19.6 to 81.3
DTUL @ 66 psi (0.45 MPa) (°C) 275 to 300
DTUL @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) (°C) 219 to 267
CLTE, Flow (cm/cm/°C) 3.8E-6 to
Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)
Features & Uses
Ø Feature Generic Abrasion Resistance, Good
Ø Adhesion, Good
Ø Antistatic
Ø Appearance, Pleasing Surface
Ø Arc Resistant
Ø Aromatic
Ø Barrier Resin
Ø Barrier, Gas
Ø Chemical Resistance, Good
Ø Clarity, Contact
Ø Conductive
Ø Crystal
Ø Hydrolysis Resistant
Ø Impact Modified
Ø Lubricated
Ø Moisture Absorption, Low
Ø Moldability, Good
Ø Outgassing, Low to None
Ø Phosphorus Content, Low to None
Ø Platable
Ø Processability, Good
Ø Radiation (Gamma) Resistant
Ø Radio Frequency Shielding (RFI)
Ø Recyclable Material
Ø Rigidity, High
Ø Shrinkage, Low
Ø Strength, High Temperature
Ø Surface Finish, Good
Ø Thermal Stability, Good
Ø Thermally Conductive
Ø Toughness, Ultra High
Ø Vibration Damping
Ø Viscosity, Low
Ø Warp Resistant
Ø Warpage, Low
Ø Water Absorption, Low to None
Ø Wear Resistance, Good
Ø Weather Resistance, Good
Ø Weldable
Ø Weldable, Ultrasonic
Ø Solvent Resistant
Ø Statically Conductive
Ø Stiffness, Good
Ø Stiffness, High
Ø Strength, Good
Ø Strength, High
Ø Elasticity, High
Ø Electrical Properties, Good
Ø Electrically Conductive
Ø Electrically Insulating
Ø Electromagnetic Shielding (EMI)
Ø ESD Protection
Ø Extinguishing, Self
Ø Flame Retardant LCP
Ø Flow, Good
Ø Flow, High
Ø Food Contact Acceptable
Ø Fumes, Low to None
Ø Halogen Content, None
Ø Heat Aging Resistance, Good
Ø Heat Resistance, High
Ø Heat Resistance, Medium
Ø Heat Stabilized
Ø Crystalline, Semi
Ø Dimensional Stability, Good
Application Generic Aerospace Applications
Aircraft Applications
Automotive Applications
Automotive Electronics
Automotive Under the Hood
Business Equipment
Camera Applications
Communication Applications
Computer Components
1. Consumer Applications LCP
Containers, Food LCP
Cookware, Microwave LCP
Electrical Parts LCP
Electrical/Electronic Applications LCP
Film LCP
Food Service Applications LCP
Housing, Electrical LCP
Housings LCP
Industrial Applications LCP
Medical/Healthcare Applications LCP
Metal Replacement LCP
Optical Applications LCPOptical Data Storage LCP
Parts, Engineering LCP
Parts, Industrial LCP
Parts, Thin-walled LCP
Printer Parts LCP
Sporting Goods LCP
Ø Fishing line
Ø High performance rope
Ø Tennis racket
Some Applications

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