Typical Properties of PVC & CPVC


Test Method

Mechanical Properties

Specific Gravity (g/cm³) ASTM D792 1.40 1.55
Tensile Strength, at 73°F (p.s.i.) ASTM D638 7,450 8,000
Modulus Elasticity in Tension (p.s.i. at 73°F) ASTM D638 420,000 360,000
Compressive Strength, at 73°F (p.s.i.) ASTM D95 9,600 9,000
Flexural Strength at 73°F (p.s.i.) ASTM D790 14,450 15,100
Impact Strength 73°F Notched (ft-lbs/in) ASTM D256 .75 1.5
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 110-120 119

Thermal Properties

Melting Point (°F) 350 395
Max Service Temperature (°F) 140 200
Flammability UL94 V-O V-O, 5VB, 5VA

Electrical Properties

Dielectric Strength (V/mil) ASTM D149 1,413 1,250

Water Absorption Rates

Water Absorption -24 hrs. (%) ASTM D570 0.05 0.03


NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets.