GENERAL DESCRIPTIONDuratron ® PolyEtherImide (PEI) is an amber transparent high performance polymer which combines high strength and rigidity at elevated temperatures with long term heat resistance. PEI offers excellent dimensional stability combined with broad chemical resistance.
Duratron ® PEI is also inherently flame resistant and low smoke generating. It excels in medical reusable applications requiring repeated sterilization and is available in FDA compliant colors.
Unfilled Duratron® U1000 PEI
This unfilled PEI grade excels in hot air and water environments. It's hydrolytically stable -- it retains 85% of tensile strength after 10,000 hour boiling water immersion and 100% of tensile strength after 2,000 steam autoclave cycles at 270°F. It is also UV and gamma radiation resistant.
Other available Duratron PEI grades include 10% glass-reinforced Duratron U2100 PEI, 20% glass-reinforced Duratron U2200 PEI, and 30% glass-reinforced Duratron U2300 PEI. For a side-by-side properties comparison of the Duratron U PEI grades, see this page.
For a complete overview of Quadrant's Duratron product family, including other high-performance engineering plastics, see this page.
TYPICAL PROPERTIES of DURATRON® U1000 PEI POLYETHERIMIDE
|ASTM or UL test||Property||Duratron® U1000
|D570||Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%)||0.25|
|D570||Water Absorption, Saturation (%)||1.25|
|D638||Tensile Strength (psi)||16,500|
|D638||Tensile Modulus (psi)||500,000|
|D638||Tensile Elongation at Break (%)||80|
|D790||Flexural Strength (psi)||20,000|
|D790||Flexural Modulus (psi)||500,000|
|D695||Compressive Strength (psi)||22,000|
|D695||Compressive Modulus (psi)||480,000|
|D785||Hardness, Rockwell||M112 / R125|
|D785||Hardness, Durometer, Shore D||D86|
|D256||IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in)||0.5|
|PTM 55007||Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs. Steel) Dynamic||0.42|
|PTM 55007||Limiting PV (4:1 Safety Factor) (ft-lb-in2-min||1,875|
|PTM 55010||Wear Factor "k" x 10-10(in3-min/ft-lb-hr||2,900|
|D696||Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
|D648||Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi
400 / 204
|D3418||Glass Transition Temp (°F / °C)||410 / 210|
|-||Max Operating Temp (°F / °C)||340 / 171|
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
|D149||Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick||830|
|D150||Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz||3.15|
|D150||Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz||0.0013|
|EOS/ESD S11.11||Surface Resistivity (ohms/square)||> 1013|
NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.DURATRON is a registered trademark of Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.
All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.