Comparison of APICAL Polyimide Film and a Competitor*
Property Unit APICAL Polyimide 100AV APICAL Polyimide 100NP Competitor* Test Method
Ultimate Tensile Strength (MD) psi Mpa 35,000 241 44,000 303 33,500 231 ASTM D-882
Ultimate Elongation

% 95 90 72 ASTM D-882
Tensile Modulus psi Gpa 460,000 3.2 600,000 4.1 370,000 2.5 ASTM D-2176
Density g/cm3 1.42 1.45 1.42 ASTM D-1505
Coefficient of Friction Kinetic . 0.40 0.50 0.48 ASTM D-1894
Flammability . 94 V-0 94 V-0 94 V-0 UL 94
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (100°C to 200°C) cm/cm/°C 3.2x10-5 1.6x10-5
Analyzer
3.2x10-5 Thermal Mechanical
Shrinkage
(200° C, 2 hours)
% 0.04 0.04 0.03 IPC TM 650, 2.2.4
Method A
Dielectric Strength V/mil 7,800 8,000 7,700 ASTM D-149
Moisture Absorption 50% RH at 23°C Immersion for 24 hours at 23°C % % 1.3 2.9 1.3 2.1 1.8 2.8 ASTM D-570