Nylatron® NSM Polyamide PA66 is an extruded, weather resistant grade that possesses an ideal balance of strength and toughness for general purpose components.
Semitron® ESd 225 Polyoxymethylene POM shapes are characterized by their excellent wear resistance, thermal performance, and their ability to quickly dissipate static charges. Due to these properties, this grade is ideal for several applications throughout the semiconductor and electronics industry, such as hard disk drive fixtures, high speed electronic printing components, jigs and fixtures for static control, and wafer processing components.
Ketron® Metal Detectable (MD) Polyetheretherketone PEEK is an FDA and EU Compliant grade that offers extreme dimensional stability, and high strength and temperature resistance. Visual, metal, and x-ray detectable, Ketron® MD PEEK shapes can be easily traced by conventional metal and x-ray detection systems, allowing global food processors to safely avoid costly recalls caused by foreign contamination. Due to their superior resistance to wear and corrosion, Ketron® MD PEEK components are favored for applications in the food processing and packaging industry such as pistons, manifolds, valves, and mixing vessels.
Ketron® Life Science Grade (LSG) Polyetheretherketone PEEK biocompatible shapes exhibit excellent chemical and corrosion resistance, and are USP and ISO 10993-1 Compliant. In addition to these characteristics, Ketron® LSG PEEK components are sterilizable by means of steam, dry heat, ethylene oxide, plasma, and gamma irradiation, which is why they are often chosen as solutions in the medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology markets.
TIVAR® 1000 Antistatic Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene UHMW-PE / TIVAR® ESD Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene UHMW-PE electro static dissipative, carbon-filled shapes protect against electrical charge build-up on wear surfaces. In addition to these characteristics, TIVAR® 1000 Antistatic UHMW-PE / TIVAR® ESD UHMW-PE components exhibit excellent corrosion resistance and zero moisture absorption in robotic and conveyor equipment parts that are especially sensitive to electrical charge build-up. For these reasons, this TIVAR® grade is often favored as a solution in chain guides, chute liners, guide rails, wear stripe, transfer plates, bearings, and assembly conveyor components.
TIVAR® Cestidur UHMW-PE is a modified UHMW-PE with extremely high molecular weight. The latter in combination with a particular manufacturing process result in a PE-UHMW grade with superior wear and abrasion resistance over TIVAR® 1000.
TIVAR® MD Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene UHMW-PE is an FDA and EU compliant grade, that has been specifically formulated for use in the global food processing and packaging industries, where it can be easily traced by conventional metal and x-ray detection systems. As a visual, metal, and x-ray detectable product, TIVAR® MD UHMW-PE components offer exceptional impact strength, and wear and abrasion resistance, making it a favorable solution for scrapers, paddles, seals, thrust washers, rollers, and bushings. Due to these characteristics, TIVAR® MD UHMW-PE allows food processors and packagers to gain the efficiencies that polymer wear materials possess, while also preventing potential foreign contamination challenges, and imroving the safety of global processing environments.
TIVAR® 1000 Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene UHMW-PE shapes have a well-balanced property profile with a unique combination of wear and corrosion resistance, a low friction surface, excellent impact strength and FDA and EU compliant composition. This self-lubricating grade sets the standard for engineered polymers, and is prevalent in a variety of industries and applications. For these reasons, TIVAR® 1000 UHMW-PE components are often favored as solutions for bearings, bushings, chain guides, sprockets, gears, rollers, paddles, and scrapers.
TIVAR® 1000 ASTL UHMW-PE, based on a UHMW-PE grade with extremely high molecular weight, has been specifically developed for tough anti-abrasion applications. TIVAR® 1000 ASTL UHMW-PE shows a higher wear and abrasion resistance and a lower surface resistivity than TIVAR® 1000 UHMW-PE antistatic. The additives used also render this material static dissipative and highly UV-resistant.
Sultron™ LSG (Life Science Grade) Polysulfone PSU shapes exhibit a combination of great mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties, and excellent hydrolysis and chemical resistance. As a biocompatible, USP and ISO 10993-1 Compliant material that is sterilizable by means of steam, dry heat, ethylene oxide, plasma, and gamma irradiation, Sultron™ LSG PSU components are often favored for applications such as manifolds, steam cleaning equipment inserts, and distributor valves in the medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology markets.
Sultron™ Life Science Grade (LSG) Polyphenylsulfone PPSU biocompatible shapes offer superior hydrolysis resistance as measured by steam autoclaving cycles, making them an excellent choice for medical device applications. Sultron™ LSG PPSU components also resist common acids and bases, including commercial washing solutions, over a broad temperature range. Often favored across the medical and life sciences industry for their wide array of color options, Sultron™ LSG PPSU components can be found in sterilization trays, dental and surgical instrument handles, and in fluid handling coupling and fitting applications.
Semitron® HPV ESd Polyetheretherketone PEEK electro static dissipative shapes contain specific additives that make it an excellent performer in wear and friction applications where antistatic properties are essential. Due to this, this grade excels in electronic fixture applications that require a high degree of dimensional stability over an extended thermal range, as well as precise machinability.
Ketron® TX Polyetheretherketone PEEK is an internally lubricated, EU 10/2011 and FDA Compliant grade that offers improved wear and frictional performance over virgin PEEK. Often favored for food and beverage processing, and pharmaceutical applications where extreme performance temperatures, critical tolerances, or frictional heat are required, Ketron® TX PEEK components extend wear and part life by lowering the coefficient of friction over standard PEEK.
Duratron® LSG PEI Polyetherimide biocompatible stock shapes offer a combination of outstanding mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties, and great hydrolysis and chemical resistance. Duratron® LSG PEI components also exhibit superior sterilization capabilities by means of stream, dry heat, ethylene oxide, plasma, and gamma irradiation. Due to these characteristics, Duratron® LSG PEI shapes are often favored for applications in medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology markets.
Altron™ Life Science Grade (LSG) Polycarbonate PC shapes are produced from select batches of non-UV stabilized polycarbonate resin that complies with EU and FDA regulations, for plastics intended to come into contact with food products. In addition to this, Altron™ LSG PC materials have been type tested for their compliance with USP and ISO 10993-1 guideline requirements for the Biocompatibility Testing of Materials, and they come with full traceability from resin to stock shape. These features, combined to this grade’s exceptional sterilizability by means of ethylene oxide, plasma, and gamma irradiation, and outstanding impact resistance, toughness, and dielectric properties, make Altron™ LSG PC components a favored solution for applications in the medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology markets.
Ertalon® 6 XAU+ Polyamide PA6 is a heat stabilized cast nylon grade, with a very dense and highly crystalline structure. When compared to conventional extruded or cast nylons, Ertalon® 6 XAU+ PA6 offers superior heat aging performance in air, which allows this material to exhibit higher continuous service temperatures. Due to these characteristics, Ertalon® 6 XAU+ PA components are often recommended for bearings and other mechanical parts that are subject to wear, and that are operating for long periods of time at temperatures over 60° C / 140° F.
Nylatron® SLG Polyamide PA6 oil-filled shapes were specifically developed for non-lubricated, highly loaded, and slowly moving parts in industrial environments. For applications that require a low coefficient of friction and sliding properties, high mechanical strength and rigidity, and outstanding wear resistance, Nylatron® SLG PA6 components are an ideal solution. Furthermore, when compared to conventional cast nylon grades, Nylatron® SLG PA6 offers lower maintenance costs and a longer service life.
Nylatron® GS Polyamide PA66, is a Molybdenum Disulphide (MoS2) filled nylon that offers outstanding strength and rigidity, and a lower coefficient of linear thermal expansion than other nylon products. Due to these characteristics, Nylatron® GS PA66 components maintain their fits and clearances, and also have a reduced likelihood to seize as bearings. For these reasons, this grade can be found as bushings, bearings, roller wheels, pulleys, sheaves, wear pads, valve seats, and seals throughout the construction and heavy equipment industries.
Nylatron® FST Polyamide PA66 shapes are fire, smoke, and toxicity retardant, which enables them to withstand high temperatures. In addition to these characteristics, Nylatron® FST PA66 is also JAR / FAR 25.853 compliant. As the first engineering plastic to achieve this standard, this grade was also developed specifically for aircraft interior environments, and is often favored as a replacement for metal parts applications, such as brackets, seal bushings, slide rails, and duct seals.
Ertalyte® TX Polyethylene Terephthalate Polyester PET-P is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline grade that exhibits superior dimensional stability, excellent wear resistance, a low coefficient of friction, high strength and rigidity, outstanding stain resistance, and great chemical and abrasion resistance. Due to Ertalyte® TX PET-P’s low moisture absorption rate, this grade’s mechanical and electrical properties are unaffected by moisture, which gives this grade better wear and inertness over nylon and acetal products, and also a lower wear rate than unmodified polyesters. These characteristics make Ertalyte® TX PET-P ideal for use in applications that involve high pressure and velocity conditions, and environments with soft metal and plastic mating surfaces where noise abatement is critical.
Ertalyte® Polyethylene Terephthalate Polyester PET-P is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline grade that is produced from proprietary resin grades made by Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials. Characterized by its excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, high strength, and resistance to moderately acidic solutions, this grade is capable of sustaining high loads, and retains more of its original strength up to 180° F / 85° C than nylons or acetals. Due to these characteristics, Ertalyte® PET-P components are a favored solution for bearing and structural applications throughout the pharmaceutical, food processing and packaging, and oil and gas industries.
Ertalon® LFX Polyamide PA6 / Nylatron® LFX Polyamide PA6 internally lubricated shapes were specifically formulated for unlubricated, highly loaded, and slowly moving parts applications. This grade in particular displays high mechanical strength, stiffness, hardness, and toughness, great sliding properties, high mechanical damping capabilities, and exceptional electrical insulating properties. For these reasons, Ertalon® LFX PA6 / Nylatron® LFX PA6 components are often favored as a solution within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical, and processing markets.
Nylatron® GSM Blue Polyamide PA6 is a Molybdenum Disulphide (MoS2) and oil filled nylon that is characterized by its superior frictional characteristics, low coefficient of friction, greater limiting PV, and low “k” factor. Due to these characteristics, this grade excels in high pressure environments and at low speeds, making it a favored solution for slide pads, thrust washers, and trunnion bearings. Furthermore, Nylatron® GSM Blue PA6 components also excel as bearing and wear parts in a wide range of automated equipment applications.
Ertalon® 6PLA Polyamide PA6 / Nylatron® MC 907 Polyamide PA6 unmodified shapes offer the highest strength and hardness of all nylon 6 grades, and also exhibit great creep and wear resistance, heat aging properties, and machinability capabilities. Due to this grade’s FDA and EU food contact compliant composition, Ertalon® 6PLA PA6 / Nylatron® MC 907 PA6 components can be found throughout the food processing and packaging industry as gears, rollers, wheel, bearings, and conveyor wear parts.
Nylatron® 66 SA Flame Retardant (FR) Polyamide PA66 shapes were developed to fulfill the requirements of the plastic flammability test, which determines the tendency of the material to either extinguish or spread the flame once the it has been ignited. This test procedure is described in UL 94, and this particular Nylatron® grade fulfills the V-0 criteria from a thickness of 1 mm, while also meeting the requirements of EN 45545-2 regulation- a standard specific to railway applications. For these reasons, Nylatron® SA FR PA66 components are often favored solutions for applications within the transportation and railway markets such as, cable holders, clamps, and channels, and connections / sockets.
Ertalon® 66SA Polyamide PA66 / Nylatron® 101 Polyamide PA66 unmodified shapes are characterized by their superior combination of strength and toughness. Compared to other unmodified nylon grades, Ertalon® 66SA PA66 / Nylatron® 101 PA66 components possess superior mechanical strength, stiffness, wear resistance, in addition to displaying one of the highest melting points of all PA66 materials. Due to these properties, and this grade’s FDA and EU food compliant composition, Ertalon® 66SA PA66 / Nylatron® 101 PA66 is often specified for screw machined electrical insulators, bushings, bearings, gears, roller wheels, star wheels, and seals.
Ertalon® GF30 Polyamide PA66 / Nylatron® 66 GF30 Polyamide PA66 is a heat stabilized, 30% glass fiber-reinforced grade that offers increased strength, stiffness, creep resistance, and dimensional stability, while also maintaining its excellent wear resistance properties. Due to these characteristics, Ertalon® GF30 PA66 / Nylatron® 66 GF30 PA66 components are often favored as solutions for sleeve and slide bearings, wear pads, rollers, pulleys, scrapers, gear wheels, sprockets, star wheels, and insulators.
Ertalon® 4.6 Polyamide PA4.6 / Nylatron® 4.6 Polyamide PA4.6 shapes are characterized by their superior heat aging resistance, as well as their ability to retain their outstanding stiffness and creep resistance over a wide range of temperatures. Due to these unique capabilities, Ertalon® 4.6 PA4.6 / Nylatron® 4.6 PA4.6 components excel in extreme environments where PA6, PA66, POM, and PET materials typically fall short. Additional application examples for Ertalon® 4.6 PA4.6 / Nylatron® 4.6 PA4.6 include bushings, bearings, gears, pulleys, sheaves, wear pads, valve seats, seals, and conveyor wear components.
Ertacetal® H Polyoxymethylene POM-H / Acetron® Polyoxymethylene POM-H is a homopolymer acetal grade that offers superior mechanical strength, stiffness, hardness, and creep resistance, in addition to a much lower thermal expansion rate and increased wear resistance when compared to copolymer acetal grades. Due to these characteristics, Ertacetal® H POM-H / Acetron® POM-H excel in a variety of applications including small diameter, thin-walled bushings and bearings, gears, electrical components, medical and diagnostic equipment, valves, and fluid handling components.
Ertacetal® C Polyoxymethylene POM-C / Acetron® GP Polyoxymethylene POM-C is a general purpose, copolymer acetal grade that is often favored for its porosity free nature. Ertacetal® C POM-C / Acetron® GP POM-C shapes also offer low moisture and excellent machinability capabilities, making it a very versatile material that can excel in a multitude of environments. Due to these characteristics, Ertacetal® C POM-C / Acetron® GP POM-C components are used frequently for Food Contact and medical applications, and meet FDA, USDA, NSF, Canada AG, and 3A-Dairy compliance requirements.
Nylatron® MC 901 Polyamide PA6 shapes offer long-term thermal stability up to 260° F / 126° C, and are ideal for a variety of bearing and structural applications such as wheels, gears, and custom parts. Distinguishable by its blue color, this grade is characterized by its outstanding mechanical strength, rigidity, hardness, and toughness, great sliding properties, superior resistance to high-energy radiation, excellent electrical insulation properties, and outstanding wear resistance capabilities. Due to these characteristics and properties, Nylatron® MC 901 HS PA6 is often favored as a solution for conveyor wear components, bushings, sheaves, wear pads, and valve seats and seals.
Ertalon® 6 SA Polyamide PA6 exhibits a great combination of mechanical strength, stiffness, toughness, mechanical damping properties, and creep and wear resistance. In addition to these characteristics, this particular grade possesses excellent electrical insulating properties and outstanding chemical resistance capabilities. For these reasons, Ertalon® 6 SA PA6 is often referred to as a “general purpose” grade for mechanical construction and maintenance applications.
Ertacetal® C LQ Polyoxymethylene POM-C shapes were developed specifically for laser technology applications.
Ertacetal® C ELS Polyoxymethylene POM-C shapes exhibit excellent electrical conductivity qualities, low moisture absorption, high strength and stiffness, and great machinability capabilities. This grade in particular is recommended for use in electrical and explosion sensitive applications, and complies with REACH (EC) no 1907/2006 and UL 94 HB flame rating requirements.
Acetron® Metal Detectable (MD) Polyoxymethylene POM-C is a visual, metal, and x-ray detectable, copolymer acetal grade that provides a unique combination of outstanding mechanical and impact strength, stiffness, and chemical resistance. Due to the addition of a metal detectable additive to this formulation, it can be easily traced by conventional metal and x-ray detection systems**, making it a favored solution for the global food processing and packaging industry. As an FDA and Food Contact compliant product, Acetron® MD POM-C allows food processors and packagers to gain the efficiencies that polymer wear materials provide, while also preventing potential foreign contamination issues that can lead to costly recalls.
Altron™ Polycarbonate PC shapes are produced from select batches of non-UV stabilized polycarbonate resin that complies with EU and FDA regulations, for plastics intended to come into contact with food products. This grade in particular is a transparent, amorphous thermoplastic that offers superior impact strength and modulus of elasticity, minimal moisture absorption, and outstanding resistance to acidic solutions. These features, in addition to this grade’s exceptional electrical characteristics, make Altron™ PC an excellent solution for semiconductor and electronics applications, as well as transparent structural applications.
Techtron® HPV Polyphenylene Sulfide PPS internally lubricated shapes offer superior wear resistance, outstanding chemical and hydrolysis resistance, excellent dimensional stability, great electrical insulating and dielectric properties, a low coefficient of friction, and inherently low flammability. As a glass fiber-reinforced grade, Techtron® HPV PPS closes the gap in performance and price, between standard thermoplastics and advanced engineering plastics. For this reason, this diverse grade is ideal for wear components such as bushings and bearings, CIP wash down parts, and pump, valve, and compressor applications throughout the aerospace, food processing, and oil and gas industries.
This 40% glass fibre reinforced grade offers a higher stiffness and creep resistance than Techtron® 1000 PPS and has a much better dimensional stability. This grade is very appropriate for structural applications carrying high static loads for long periods of time at elevated temperatures. The suitability of Techtron® GF40 PPS for sliding parts, however, is to be carefully examined since the glass fibres tend to abrade the mating surface.
Sultron™ Polysulfone PSU is a translucent material that offers a combination of excellent mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. This grade often replaces polycarbonate whenever higher temperature resistance, improved chemical resistance, or autoclavability is required. Sultron™ PSU shapes are ideal for analytical instrumentation, medical devices, and semiconductor process equipment components due to their outstanding radiation stability, and resistance to acidic and salt solutions, detergents, hot water, and steam.
Semitron® ESd 410C PEI Polyetherimide electro static dissipative shapes exhibit excellent dimensional stability characteristics, and are ideal for semiconductor and electronics handling environments. This Semitron® ESd grade in particular can be used in temperature environments up to 410º F without degradation, and offers low stress for tighter tolerances during machining, a reduced coefficient of linear thermal expansion, and minimal water absorption. For these reasons, Semitron® ESd 410C PEI components excel in handling tray, circuit board, hard disk drive, and sensitive processing equipment applications.
Ketron® LSG CA30 Polyetheretherketone PEEK biocompatible stock shapes are 30% carbon fiber-reinforced, and are USP and ISO-10993-1 Compliant. Due to these characteristics, Ketron® CA30 LSG PEEK exhibits exceptional stiffness and mechanical strength, and optimum wear and creep resistance. Ketron® LSG CA30 PEEK components are also sterilizable by means of steam, dry heat, ethylene oxide, plasma, and gamma irradiation, which is why they are often chosen as solutions in the medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology markets.
Ketron® HPV Polyetheretherketone PEEK shapes are carbon fiber reinforced, with graphite and PTFE lubricants, giving them the lowest coefficient of friction and the best machinability of all PEEK materials. Due to Ketron® HPV PEEK’s combination of low wear and friction, and high LPV, this grade is often chosen as a solution for service bearings, bushings, insulators, valves, and seals.
Ketron® GF30 Polyetheretherketone PEEK is a 30% glass fiber reinforced grade with excellent dimensional stability and outstanding chemical, corrosion, and creep resistance. With the addition of glass fibers, Ketron® GF30 PEEK has a significantly low expansion rate and high flexural modulus. In addition to these characteristics, Ketron® GF30 PEEK is often favored for structural applications that require improved strength, stiffness, or stability, especially at temperatures above 300°F / 150°C.
Ketron® CLASSIX™ LSG Polyetheretherketone PEEK stock shapes are biocompatible, USP Class VI ISO 10993 Compliant, and have a maximum body contact duration up to 30 days. With a unique combination of mechanical properties and chemical resistance, Ketron® CLASSIX™ LSG PEEK components are also sterilizable by means of steam, dry heat, ethylene oxide, plasma, and gamma irradiation, which is why they are often chosen as solutions in the medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology markets.
Ketron® CA30 Polyetheretherketone PEEK is a 30% carbon fiber-reinforced grade that exhibits even higher stiffness, mechanical strength, and creep and wear resistance that Ketron® GF30 PEEK. With a significantly reduced thermal expansion, optimum load carrying capabilities, and high thermal conductivity rates, Ketron® CA30 PEEK components are often favored for their ability to extend part life and rapidly dissipate heat in bearing applications.
Ketron® 1000 Polyetheretherketone PEEK is an EU 10/2011 and FDA Compliant, unfilled general purpose grade that offers the highest elongation and toughness of all materials in the PEEK family. Ideal for instrument and seal components, where ductility and inertness are critical, Ketron® 1000 PEEK shapes are known for their ability to fit within a variety of applications and industries.
Fluorosint® HPV Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE is an FDA Compliant, high performance, bearing grade of Fluorosint®. Optimized for high PV, and low “k” or wear factor, Fluorosint® HPV PTFE was developed specifically for bearing applications, where other PTFE formulations typically exhibit premature wear and cannot perform adequately. Ideal for food processing and pharmaceutical applications, Fluorosint® HPV PTFE’s FDA Compliance gives equipment manufacturers new design options, due to this grade’s superior load bearing and wear characteristics.
Fluorosint® 500 Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE shapes possess a unique combination of stability and wear resistance, for sealing applications where tight dimensional control is required. With nine times greater resistance to deformation under load than unfilled PTFE, Fluorosint® 500 PTFE exhibits outstanding chemical and hydrolysis resistance, and excellent mechanical and tribological properties. Additionally, Fluorosint® 500 PTFE’s coefficient of linear thermal expansion approaches the expansion rate of aluminum and is 1/4 that of virgin PTFE, which often eliminates fit and clearance problems for designers.
Fluorosint® 207 Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE is a Food Contact Compliant grade of Fluorosint® with a unique combination of dimensional stability and creep resistance, exceptional sliding and wear properties, and outstanding chemical and hydrolysis resistance. Possessing the lowest coefficient of friction of all Fluorosint® materials, Fluorosint® 207 PTFE shapes excel in food, pharmaceutical, and chemical processing industries, especially for aggressive service bearing and bushing applications. It is also a preferred material for lower pressure seats and seals, where virgin PTFE fails and Food Contact Compliance may be required.
Duratron® U1000 PEI Polyetherimide shapes exhibit high strength, dimensional stability, and superior flame and heat resistance. Due to this grade's ability to perform continuously to 340°F / 170°C, Duratron® U1000 PEI is the ideal solution for applications that require consistent dielectric properties over a wide frequency range. Another strength of Duratron® U1000 PEI shapes are their hydrolysis and chemical resistance, enabling them to withstand repeated autoclaving cycles in medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology markets.
Duratron® T5530 PAI Polyamide-imide is a compression molded, 30% glass reinforced grade that offers high stiffness, strength, and creep resistance. Although similar in composition to Duratron® T5030 PAI, Duratron® T5530 PAI is ideal for structural applications that support static loads for extended periods of time, at high temperatures. Additionally, Duratron® T5530 PAI exhibits superior dimensional stability up to 482° F / 250° C , making it a favored solution for precision parts in the semiconductor and electronics industry.
Compression molded Duratron® T4503 PAI Polyamide-imide shapes posses outstanding electrical insulation properties, and excellent dimensional stability qualities. This grade is similar in composition to Duratron® T4203 PAI, and is often selected for extreme applications where large geometries are required such as dies, or as thermal insulators.
Duratron® T4501 PAI Polyamide-imide possesses high compressive strength and excellent wear resistance, making it a great performer in general purpose wear and friction applications. This grade is similar in composition to Duratron® T4301 PAI, and is able to endure harsh thermal, chemical, and stress conditions. When a larger shape or component is required, Duratron® T4501 PAI is often chosen as a reliable solution.
Duratron® T4301 PAI Polyamide-imide offers a very low expansion rate and coefficient of friction, and also exhibits little to no slip-stick in use. The addition of PTFE and graphite provides higher wear resistance compared to the unfilled Duratron® T4203 PAI grade, and also gives Duratron® T4301 PAI excellent dimensional stability capabilities over a wide temperature range. Duratron® T4301 PAI’s flexural modulus of 1,000,000 psi is higher than most other advanced engineering plastics, which allows it to excel in severe service wear applications such as non-lubricated bearings, seals, bearing cages, and reciprocating compressor parts.
Duratron® T4203 PAI Polyamide-imide offers the most superior impact strength of all Duratron® T PAI grades, while also possessing the highest elongation of all Duratron® grades. Due to its intrinsic high temperature resistance, dimensional stability, and exceptional machinability, Duratron® T4203 PAI is often used for precision parts in high-tech equipment. Its ability to carry high loads over a broad temperature range also makes it ideal for structural components such as linkages and seal rings, and an excellent choice for wear applications involving impact loading and abrasive wear.
Duratron® CU60 PBI Polybenzimidazole is the highest performing engineering plastic available from Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials due to its superior mechanical properties, heat resistance, and mechanical property retention over 400°F / 205°C. It has better wear resistance and load carrying capabilities at extreme temperatures than any other reinforced or unreinforced advanced engineering plastic, which is why this material is attractive to semiconductor manufacturers for vacuum chamber applications. In addition to this, Duratron® CU60 PBI is ideal for high heat bushings, connectors, valve seats, and probe tip lenses.