HYTAC FLX | syntactic foam

HYTAC FLX raises the bar on easily polished syntactic plug assist materials. This copolymer syntactic exhibits superb machinability plus excellent toughness and durability in use. FLX provides superior material distribution often leading to increased throughput for thermoformers.

With more than 4 times the elongation to break, HYTAC FLX will withstand the most rigorous plug environment without the brittle failure often encountered in epoxy syntactics.

Along with durability, HYTAC FLX also offers the benefit of a surface finish optimized for use in transparent applications. The material is easy to polish and results in minimal to no scratches with transparent PP. It is also widely used with APET, PETG, CPET, PET, HIPS and PLA.

Typical Properties

Density52 lb/ft3 (817 kg/m3)
Thermal Conductivity0.065 BTU/hr-ft-°F (0.11 W/m°K)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion23 x 10-6 in/in/°F (42 x 10-6 m/m/°C)
Compressive Strength13,350 psi (92.0 MPa)
Service Temperature350°F (176°C)

HYTAC Relative Performance

Ease of Machining45223445
Elimination of Machining Dust35111335
Ease of Polishing54224542
Resistance to Abuse35122345
Fine Detail Durability35122345
Even Sheet Distribution55333455

1 = Lowest relative performance
5 = Best relative performance