Mirel™ A5004

Supplier: Metabolix
GENERAL INFORMATION
Product type:
Thermoplastic >> Polyester
  • Labels & Ratings
  • OK Compost

Product performance

Partially biobased film grade resin designed specifically for agricultural mulch films that biodegradable in soil at ambient temperatures. A5004 processes easily on conventional cast and blown film... 

  • Material Status
  • Commercial
PROPERTIES
Fill Analysis Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Melt Viscosity
ASTM D3835
Films Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Elmendorf Tear Strength
ASTM D1922
Elmendorf Tear Strength
ASTM D1922
Tensile Strength (Tensile Stress)
ASTM D882
Tensile Strength (Tensile Stress)
ASTM D882
Impact Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Instrumented Dart Impact
ASTM D1709
Mechanical Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Coefficient of Friction
ASTM D1894
Tensile Elongation
ASTM D882
Tensile Elongation
ASTM D882
Tensile Modulus
ASTM D882
Tensile Modulus
ASTM D882
Physical Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Specific Gravity (Density)
ASTM D792
Thermal Properties
Value
Test Conditions
Test Method
Melting Temperature (Melting Point)
CONVERSION MODE & PROCESSING GUIDELINES
Conversion Mode
Extrusion >> Films (cast)
Extrusion >> Films (blown)
Extrusion - Compaction Zone
168 °C
Extrusion - Die Gap
35 - 90 mils
Extrusion - Die Temperature
168 °C
Extrusion - Low Compression Ratio
2 - 5
Extrusion - Metering Zone
171 °C
Extrusion - Solids Conveying Zone
177 °C
Extrusion - Suggested Max Moisture
500 ppm
Temperature: Extruder Barrel Settings= Reverse Temperature Profile, Blown Film Die Type= Spiral Mandral, Air Ring= Dual Lip Air Ring, Bubble Configuration=Low Stalk (In-Pocket)
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