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Elmet Technologies
Formosa Plastics Formolene® HP4306 Pipe HDPE  (discontinued **)
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Polyethylene (PE); High Density (HDPE); High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Pipe Grade

Material Notes: High Density Hexene Copolymer

Formolene® HP4306 is a high performance copolymer that is designed for the most demanding requirements of pressure pipe applications. It is designed specifically for larger diameter and thick wall pipes where excellent melt strength is required, but can be used successfully on all diameters and wall thicknesses. It has good long-term hoop strength performance, very high melt strength, and outstanding toughness even at low temperatures. Formolene® HP 4306 meets all requirements of ASTM D4976 – PE 235. When blended with the approved color concentrates, Formolene® HP4306 has a cell class of 345464C per ASTM D3350-05, is listed by PPI as a PE3608 material with HDB's of 1,600 psi @ 73°F and 800 psi @ 140°F and meets the requirements of NSF Standard 14/61 for use with potable water. Formolene® HP4306 also qualifies as a PE3408 material under the old ASTM D3350-02a and PPI standards. Formolene® HP4306 also qualifies as a PE80 material per ISO 9080.

Applications: Potable Water; Oil and Gas Gathering and Distribution; Chemical, Industrial and Mining; Sewer

Information provided by Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA

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Available Properties
  • Density, ASTM D1505, Natural
  • Density, ASTM D1505, Black
  • ESCR 100% Igepal®, ASTM D1693, Condition A, B, C, F50
  • Melt Flow, ASTM D1238, Condition E
  • High Load Melt Index, ASTM D1238, Condition F
  • PENT, ASTM F1473, Slow Crack Growth
  • Tensile Strength at Break, ASTM D638, 2" (50mm) per min, Type IV
  • Tensile Strength, Yield, ASTM D638, 2" (50mm) per min, Type IV
  • Elongation at Break, ASTM D638, 2" (50mm) per min, Type IV
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D3350
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D790
  • Brittleness Temperature, ASTM D746
  
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Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA

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Plastic

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