A.17.12. Makrofol N

PRODUCT

Type

Plastic film.

Chemical Composition

Polycarbonate.

Manufacturer

Bayer AG

Kaiser Wilhelm Allee

D-51373 Leverkusen

Germany

Tel:

Fax:

www.bayer.com

www.bayer.de

EXPERIENCE & AVAILABILITY

Development Status

Commercial Product

Cost Range

Low

Lot Reproducibility

Fair

Space Experience

Good

GENERAL PROPERTIES (Physical, Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical, Optical)

Nature

Typical Value

Remarks

Specific Gravity

1.2

Manufacturer's Data

Tensile Strength

850 MPa

Manufacturer's Data

Surface Resistivity

1013 W

4 days @ 80% RH

Dielectric Constant

3.1

50 Hz

Dissipation Factor

0.0025

50 Hz

Dielectric Strength

170 kV/mm

4 days @ 80% RH

PROPERTIES RELEVANT TO SPACE USE

Nature

Typical Value

Type of Test

Temperature Range

Up to +140C

Manufacturer's Data

Outgassing

TML = 1.4%, RML = 0.35%, CVCM = 0.01%

ECSS-Q-70-02

Ionising Radiation

10 Mrad

Mechanical properties

Water Absorption

0.5%

24 hours immersion

Flammability

Fail (21% O2)

NASA NHB 8060-1B

SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS

          Post cure 24 hour at 80C recommended.

          Other grades of Makrofol exist, of which the space qualification is incomplete.