Sultron™ PPSU polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) is an amorphous high performance thermoplastic offering better impact resistance and chemical resistance than polysulfone and polyetherimide (Duratron® PEI) as with Figures 15 and 16.
Sultron™ PPSU offers superior hydrolysis resistance when compared to other amorphous thermoplastics as measured by steam autoclaving cycles to failure. In fact, Sultron™ PPSU has virtually unlimited steam sterilizability (See Table 3). This factor makes it an excellent choice for medical devices as steam autoclaves are widely used to sterilize medical devices. It also resists common acids and bases — including commercial washing solutions — over a broad temperature range.
Sultron™ PPSU is stocked in natural (bone white) and available in transparent and custom colors. It is commonly used in sterilization trays, dental and surgical instrument handles, and in fluid handling coupling and fitting applications. Sultron™ PPSU is USP Class VI compliant. It is suitable for use in electronic assembly equipment and devices that must withstand solder temperatures. Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials PPSU has a heat deflection temperature of 405®F (207®C).
|Steam Autoclave Resistance|
|Flexural Stress 1400 psi (9.7 MPa)||Cycles to Crazing|
|Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials® PPSU||> 2000|