Table 6: Significant physical properties of several of the most common polymers [71].

PolymerGlass melting point Tm Glass transition pointBiodegradation time (months)Compressive strengthTensile strengthModulus

PE0.1–1.00.4–4.0170
PMMA3.51.5160
PDLLAAmorphous55–6012–16Pellet: 150*Film or disk: 29–35Film or disk: 1.9–2.4
PLLA173–17860–65>24Pellet: 120*Film or disk: 28–50
Fiber: 870–2300
Film or disk: 1.2–3.0
Fiber: 10–16
PGA225–23035–406–12Fiber: 340–920Fiber: 7–14
PLGAAmorphous45–55Adjustable: 1–1241.4–55.21.4–2.8
PPFN/ABulk30*2
PCL58−72>24
PHA and blends120–177−2 to 4Bulk20–43
Poly(anhydrides)150–200Surface40*25–270.14–1.4
Poly(ortho esters)30–100Surface16*2.5–4.4
Polyphosphazene−66 to 50242Surface