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Ineos K38-20-160 Polyethylene Copolymer

Category Polymer , Thermoplastic , Polyethylene (PE) , HDPE
Manufacturer Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA
Trade Name
Port Shanghai port,China
Trade Terms FOB, CFR, CIF
Payment Terms L/C, T/T, Western Union
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Material Notes:
K38-20-160 is a medium density polyethylene copolymer containing an organic yellow pigment system, designed specifically for the extrusion of natural gas pipe. It exhibits excellent long term stress life and slow crack resistance. K38-20-160 is the North American equivalent to ELTEX TUB 172 Yellow produced by INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe. This material is certified to CSA Standard B137.4-09 and is recognized by the Plastics Pipe Institute as having a PE 2708 and PE 80 rating. The natural version of this resin is available as K38-20-138.
Physical Properties Metric English Comments
Density 0.942 g/cc
0.0340 lb/in³
ASTM D4883
Environmental Stress Crack Resistance 5000 hour
5000 hour
> 5000 hrs.; ASTM D1693
Oxidative Induction Time (OIT) 20 min
20 min
@210 C > 20 Min; ASTM D 3895
Melt Flow 0.20 g/10 min
0.20 g/10 min
@ 190 C/2160g; ASTM D1238
Mechanical Properties Metric English Comments
Hardness, Shore D 64
ASTM D2240
Tensile Strength at Break 31.0 MPa
4500 psi
2 in/min; ASTM D638
Tensile Strength, Yield 19.3 MPa
2800 psi
2 in/min; ASTM D638
Elongation at Break 800 %
800 %
>800% 2 in/min; ASTM D638
Flexural Modulus 0.690 GPa
100 ksi
Izod Impact, Notched (ISO) 21.0 kJ/m²
10.0 ft-lb/in²
Hydrostatic Design Basis 6.89 MPa
1000 psi
@ 60 C; ASTM D2837
8.62 MPa
1250 psi
@ 23 C; ASTM D2837
Thermal Properties Metric English Comments
Vicat Softening Point 120 °C
248 °F
ASTM D1525
Brittleness Temperature -118 °C
-180 °F
Descriptive Properties Value Comments
Process Pipe Extrusion
Region US & Canada
Bamberger Polymers Distribution
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