GENERAL PROPERTIESRadel® R PAES (Polyarylethersulfone) is an amorphous high performance thermoplastic offering better impact and chemical resistance than polysulfone (Udel®) or polyetherimide (Ultem®). Polyarylethersulfone is also commonly referred to as Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU).
Radel® R offers superior hydrolysis resistance when compared to other amorphous thermoplastics as measured by steam autoclaving cycles to failure. In fact, Radel® R has virtually unlimited steam sterilizability. This makes it an excellent choice for medical devices. It also resists common acids and bases -- including commercial washing solutions -- over a broad temperature range.
Radel® R is available in amber (translucent), natural (bone white), and custom colors. It is commonly used in sterilization trays, dental and surgical instrument handles, orthopedic implant trials and in fluid handling coupling and fitting applications. Radel® R is FDA, USDA, and USP Class VI compliant.
TYPICAL PROPERTIES of RADEL® R
|ASTM or UL test||Property||Radel® R|
|D570||Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%)||0.4|
|D638||Tensile Strength (psi)||11,000|
|D638||Tensile Modulus (psi)||340,000|
|D638||Tensile Elongation at Yield (%)||30|
|D790||Flexural Strength (psi)||15,500|
|D790||Flexural Modulus (psi)||345,000|
|D695||Compressive Strength (psi)||13,400|
|D695||Compressive Modulus (psi)||280,000|
|D785||Hardness, Rockwell||M80 / R120|
|D256||IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in)||2.5|
|D696||Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
|D648||Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi
405 / 207
|D3418||Glass Transition Temp (°F / °C)||428 / 220|
|-||Max Operating Temp (°F / °C)||300 / 149|
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
|D149||Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick||360|
|D150||Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz||3.44|
|D150||Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz||0.0017|
|D257||Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm)at 50% RH||> 1015|
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.RADEL and UDEL are registered trademarks of Solvay Advanced Polymers.
All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.