HYTAC B1X | syntactic foam

HYTAC B1X is the world’s number one choice in plug assist material due to unique properties of toughness and durability combined with easy machining that results in no dust during manufacture.

This thermoplastic syntactic foam resists chips, dings and breakage that result from even the most abusive production conditions.

HYTAC B1X may be machined at up to 3x the speed of typical syntactic foams forming large, non-abrasive chips.

In use, this tough plug assist material reduces downtime due to damaged plugs. Less downtime reduces overall costs and yields more consistent quality from the production line.

HYTAC B1X may be used on a wide variety of sheet-fed, rotary or in-line machines. It is widely used with PET, APET, CPET, HIPS, LDPE, HDPE, PLA, PP, Rigid PVC and PS.

Typical Properties

ColorLight Blue
Density42 – 46 lb/ft3 (622 – 737 kg/m3)
Thermal Conductivity0.11 BTU/hr-ft-°F (0.18 W/m°K)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion37.6 x 10-6 in/in/°F (67.7 x 10-6 m/m/°C)
Compressive Strength7,100 psi (42.7 Mpa)
Service Temperature350°F (176°C)

HYTAC Relative Performance

Ease of Machining55223444
Elimination of Machining Dust55111333
Ease of Polishing24224554
Resistance to Abuse55122334
Fine Detail Durability55122334
Even Sheet Distribution55333545

1 = Lowest relative performance
5 = Best relative performance