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QPAC® 25 - Poly (Ethylene Carbonate)

Poly (ethylene carbonate) is a solid polymer. It is an amorphous, clear, readily processible plastic with long term mechanical stability.

Technical Name Poly (ethylene carbonate)

Chemical Formula (C3H4O3)n

Molecular Weight Available From approximately 50,000 to 200,000


  • Binder applications for metal, ceramics or glass powders
    • Pastes and inks
    • Used to make high purity technical parts
    • Coatings
  • Non binder applications for barrier film in plastic processing

Typical Physical Properties

Property Value
Density (g/cm3) 1.42
Refractive Index 1.470
Decomposition Temperature (°C) 220 (estimate)
Glass Transition Temperature (°C) 0-10
Heat of combustion (cal/gm) 3,753
Heat of formation (cal/mol) -88,726
Molar Mass of repeating unit 88.1
Solubility Upon request


Product Delivery Form It is available as a granulate, film or in solution form.


  • QPAC®25 leaves very little ash residue on decomposition: less than 10 ppm. This results in excellent mechanical and/or electrical properties
  • Decomposition takes place at low temperature, which is important for thermal sensitive materials, and does so more efficiently than other binders
  • Components made from QPAC®25 have excellent green strength resulting in final parts with high density and better structure
  • Decomposition can take place in a wide range of atmospheres including oxygen, hydrogen, air, nitrogen, argon and vacuum


QPAC® 25 - Poly (Ethylene Carbonate)

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