Processing & Drying

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Typical Resin Processing & Drying Temperatures

The information presented on this data sheet was acquired by from various sources, including material producers and recognized testing agencies. PSC makes substantial efforts to assure the accuracy of this data. However, PSC assumes no responsibility for the data values and urges that upon final material selection, data points are validated with the manufacturer.

Material Process Melt Temp. (°F) Mold Temp Drying Temp (°F) Hours BD
ABS High 440-510 90-180 190 4 42
ABS High 510-540 140-180 190 4 42
ABS Med I 440-510 90-180 190 4 42
Acetal 380-420 140-220 Homo 200 Co 210 1.5 40
Acrylic Gen Purpose 420-485 120-180 180 1.5 42
Acrylic High Heat 420-485 120-180 180 2.5 42
Acrylic High Impact 420-485 120-180 180 2.5 42
Nylon 6/6 500-560 120-180 180 4 41
Nylon 6 470-530 100-180 180 4 41
Nylon 6/1 460-510 100-180 180 4 41
Nylon 12 400-450 80-120 180 4 41
Polycarbo 540-570 160-200 250 3.5 40
PET - Bottle 520-560 60-120 340 5 52
PBT 460-490   260 2.5 48
PBT 30% G 460-490        
Polyether 680-720 220-330 310 4 52
Polyethyl 340-440 50-100      
Polyethyl 390-490 50-150      
PPO 480-580 150-220 210 2.5 49
Polypropy 420-520 60-150      
Polystyre 360-460 50-120      
Polystyre 400-480 50-120      
Polystyre 400-480 50-120      
PVC Rigid 320-420 50-120      
PVC Semi 320-420 50-120      
PVC Flexi 320-420 50-120      
SAN 400-500 70-120 180 3 40

(Note:Columns marked with a color of red refer to resin process temperatures and columns marked with a color of blue refer to resin drying temperatures.)

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