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Polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD)

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Polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD)

Polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD)

Polymer Type: Thermoset

Key Properties

  • High impact resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High heat deflection temperature (up to 135°C)


  • Automotive: Body panels, bumpers, spoilers, other exterior components.
  • Construction: Pipes, valves, fittings, building materials.
  • Industrial applications: Pulleys, gears, housings, electrical components.
  • Sports and recreation: Helmets, skis, snowboards, kayak paddles.
  • Other: Medical devices, furniture, aerospace components.

Additional Information

Polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD) is a thermosetting resin formed through ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). This unique process results in a highly cross-linked polymer network with excellent mechanical properties and chemical resistance. The rigid structure of the polymer chains contributes to its high impact resistance and heat deflection temperature.

PDCPD offers several advantages over traditional materials for various applications. Its high impact resistance makes it suitable for demanding environments where durability is crucial. Its chemical resistance allows it to withstand harsh chemicals often encountered in industrial settings. Its low shrinkage ensures dimensional accuracy and minimizes processing challenges. Additionally, its fast curing speed enables efficient production processes.

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