Physical Properties

Although the extractable contaminants of GF Harvel LXT® are much lower than common PVC piping, GF Harvel LXT® has physical properties very similar to those of conventional PVC piping. As a result, GF Harvel LXT® products exhibit the well-known physical characteristics and other benefits of conventional PVC piping, such as good chemical and corrosion resistance, low thermal conductivity, high strength-to-weight ratio, good impact resistance, and ease of installation.

LXT® Physical Properties Value Test Method
Cell Classification 12343 ASTM D1784
Specific Gravity 1.327
(g/cu.Cm @ 73°F)
ASTM D792
Tensile Strength, @ yield 6720 psi ASTM D638
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity 384,200 psi ASTM D638
Flexural Strength, @ yield 11,440 psi ASTM D790
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity 378,000 psi ASTM D790
Izod Impact
(avg 2 complete breaks)
(avg 3 partial & 2 complete breaks)
1.3 ft-lbs /inch
10.9 ft-lbs /inch
ASTM D256
Coefficient of Linear Expansion 3.89 x 10-5 in/in°F ASTM D696
Compressive Stength 8732 psi ASTMD695
Heat Distortion Temperature 152°F ASTM D648
Hardness, Shore D 82.2 ± 3 ASTM D2240
Maximum Temperature Use 140°F