Torlon® PAI

Torlon® PAI is recognized around the world as being the highest performing thermoplastic material that is melt processable. New Technology Plastics distributes PAI plastic via both extrusion and compression molding processes. These shapes are designed for machining and are manufactured in plates and rods using Solvay Torlon® pellets or powder depending on the manufacturing process. Polyamide-imides are amorphous thermoplastic high-performance polymers that are characterized among other things by high thermal stability, good chemical resistance, and superior wear properties with temperature capabilities up to 275°C.

Parts manufactured from Torlon plastic will exhibit high levels of tensile and compression strength that ensure good mechanical loading capability. Additionally, Torlon material provides elevated levels of toughness and rigidity. The mechanical rigidity coupled with low thermal expansion characteristics and thermal stability help to provide dimensionally stable finished components. Other favorable Torlon properties include high tensile and compressive strength. Modifications of the PAI polymer are also possible with such materials as glass or carbon fibers, to increase strength and stiffness, or PTFE and other lubricants to reduce friction and increase bearing properties, even in dry running situations. Torlon material will exhibit elevated levels of moisture absorption which can induce dimensional changes. Torlon is also sensitive to saturated steam exposure. Torlon PAI plastic offers an excellent balance of mechanical, electrical, chemical, thermal and tribological properties and will perform well in demanding applications with severe environments at elevated temperatures.

Torlon® PAI is a registered trademark of the Solvay Group.

PAI MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND SPECIFICATIONS

Characteristics

  • Outstanding tribological and wear performance
  • Excellent strength and stiffness at elevated temperature
  • High tensile strength
  • High compression strength
  • Exceptional heat deflection temperature
  • Excellent coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Very good impact strength
  • Superb thermal stability
  • Good machinability
  • Strong chemical resistance

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New Technology Plastics inventories a wide selection of general-purpose and high-performance plastics in sheet, rod, tube, and films. Whatever your need is New Technology Plastics is your best choice.

Machining

We specialize in the machining and fabrication of general-purpose and high-performance plastics for the aerospace, medical, food-processing, and general OEM companies.

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Fabrication

We specialize in the machining and fabrication of general-purpose and high-performance plastics for the aerospace, medical, food-processing, and general OEM companies.

Engineering

At New Technology Plastics, we offer a wide variety of engineering services to assist our customers with material selection and design to help maximize part performance.  We assist our customers with design to help ensure realistic tolerances and geometrics when working with plastic materials.

Tooling

New Technology Plastics offers complete in-house mold making and tooling capabilities. Our team of skilled and experienced people are equiped with the latest technology in CAD-CAM design and are capable of tackling the most challenging projects.

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