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Technical Data Sheet
Ecdel™ Elastomer 9966

  • IV bags packaging
  • Medical tubing & bags - not IV
  • Pharmaceutical packaging
Key Attributes
  • Chemical resistant with low extractables
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent toughness & flexibility without plasticizers
  • Heat & sterilization stability

Product Description

Ecdel™ 9966 elastomer meets ISO 10993 and/or USP Class VI biocompatibility requirement.
Ecdel elastomers are plasticizer free copolyester elastomers (COPE) that offer clarity, toughness, flexibility, and chemical resistance needed in a variety of flexible packaging including flexible medical and pharmaceutical packaging applications. Ecdel elastomers are radiation, electron beam, ethylene oxide, and autoclave sterilization stable. Ecdel 9966 may be injection molded or extruded. Ecdel elastomers may be extrusion blow molded directly into bags or extruded into film for later fabrication into bags. Ecdel 9966's medium inherent viscosity makes it a good general purpose elastomer.

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Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Electrical Properties
Arc Resistance 
     (tungsten electrodes)D 495Fails by melting
Comparative Tracking Index (CTI)IEC 112Fails by melting
Volume Resistivity 
     In AirD 2571014 ohm·cm
Surface ResistivityD 2571015 ohms/square
Dielectric Strength, Short Time, 500 V/sec rate-of-rise 
     In AirD 1496 kV/mm (152 V/mil)
     In OilD 14914 kV/mm (356 V/mil)
Dielectric Constant 
     1 kHzD 1503.9
     1 MHzD 1503.7
     10 kHzD 1503.8
Dissipation Factor 
     1 kHzD 1500.02
     1 MHzD 1500.02
     10 kHzD 1500.02
Film Properties
Thickness of Film Tested 0.11-0.14 mm (4.5-5.5 mils)
HazeD 10031 %
     @ 45°D 245785
Regular TransmittanceD 100394 %
Total TransmittanceD 100393 %
Refractive Index, nDD 5421.51
Tensile Stress @ Yieldg 
     M.D.D 88214 MPa (2030 psi)
     T.D.D 88212 MPa (1740 psi)
Elongation @ Break 
     M.D.D 882>400 %
     T.D.D 882>500 %
Tensile ModulushD 882180 MPa (26000 psi)
Coefficient of FrictionD 1894>1.0
Water Vapor Transmission RateiF 372190 g/m2·24h (12 g/100in.2·24h)
Gas Permeability, CO2j 
     @ 23°C (73°F)D 1434>1000 cm3·mm/m2·24h·atm (>2540 cm3·mil/100in.2·24h·atm)
Gas Permeability, O2j 
     @ 30°C (86°F)D 1434130 cm3·mm/m2·24h·atm (330 cm3·mil/100in.2·24h·atm)
Mechanical Properties
Specific GravityD 7921.13
Durometer Hardness 
     Shore A ScaleD 224095
     Shore D ScaleD 224055
Tensile Stress @ BreakdD 63822 MPa (3200 psi)
Tensile Stress @ YieldeD 63814 MPa (2030 psi)
Elongation @ YieldD 63838 %
Elongation @ BreakD 638400 %
Tensile ModulusD 638170 MPa (24650 psi)
Flexural ModulusD 790150 MPa (21750 psi)
Tear StrengthD 1004350 N (79 lbf)
Izod Impact Strength, Notched 
     @ -40°C (-40°F)D 25640 J/m (0.75 ft·lbf/in.)
Torsional Modulus Temperature 
     @ 240 MPa (35,000 psi)D 1043-28 °C (-18 °F)
     @ 930 MPa (135,000 psi)D 1043<-70 °C (<-94 °F)
Water Absorption, 24 h immersionD 5700.4 %
Thermal Properties
Inherent ViscosityEMN-A-AC-G-V-11.16
Flow Rate 
     (Condition 215°C/2.16 kg)D 123811 g/10 min
     (Condition 230°C/2.16 kg)D 123818 g/10 min
Crystalline Peak Melting Point (Tm)D 3418205 °C (400 °F)
Crystallization Temperature on Cooling (Tcc)DSC140 °C (284 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DSC-40 °C (-40 °F)
Specific Heatf 
     @ 100°C (212°F) - solidDSC1.8 kJ/kg·K (0.43 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 150°C (302°F) - solidDSC2.0 kJ/kg·K (0.48 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 175°C (347°F) - solidDSC2.3 kJ/kg·K (0.55 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 200°C (392°F) - transitionDSC3.1 kJ/kg·K (0.74 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 225°C (437°F) - meltDSC2.3 kJ/kg·K (0.55 Btu/lb·°F)
     @ 25°C (77°F) - solidDSC1.6 kJ/kg·K (0.38 Btu/lb·°F)
Heat of FusionE 79327 kJ/kg (11.6 Btu/lb)
Thermal ConductivityC 1770.19 W/m·K (1.3 Btu·in./h·ft2·°F)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansionD 69615 x 10-5 /°C (mm/mm·°C) (8 x 10-5 /°F (in./in.·°F))
Brittleness TemperatureD 746<-75 °C (<-103 °F)
Vicat Softening Temperature 
     @ 1 kg loadD 1525170 °C (338 °F)

aUnless noted otherwise, all tests are run at 23°C (73°F) and 50% relative humidity.
bUnless noted otherwise, the test method is ASTM.
cUnits are in SI or US customary units.
dD 412, Die C specimens, which are equivalent to ASTM D 638, Type IV specimens. Specimens were 2.0 mm (0.075 in.) thick and were tested using a crosshead speed of 500 mm (20 in.) per min.
eInjection molded ASTM D 638 Type I specimens, about 3 mm (1/8 in.) thick, were tested using a crosshead speed of 500 mm (20 in.) per min.
fFor 200°C (392°F) - transition, apparent specific heat, including the effects of the heat of fusion.
gCrosshead speed, 500 mm/min (20 in./min)
hCrosshead speed, 25 mm/min (1 in./min)
iData are based on limited testing. Test conducted at 38°C (100°F) and 100% relative humidity. Mocon values; confirmed by ASTM E 96E.
jData are based on limited testing.

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