GENERAL DESCRIPTIONTorlon ® PAI is the highest performing melt processable plastic. It has superior resistance to elevated temperatures. It is capable of performing under severe stress conditions at continuous temperatures to 500°F (260°C). Parts machined from Torlon ® PAI stock shapes provide greater compressive strength and higher impact resistance than most advanced engineering plastics. Its extremely low coefficient of linear thermal expansion and high creep resistance deliver excellent dimensional stability over its entire use range. PAI is an amorphous material with a Tg (glass transition temperature) of 537°F (280°C).
Torlon 4203 PAI (Extruded)
Torlon ® 4203 extruded PAI offers excellent compressive strength and the highest elongation of the Torlon ® grades. It also provides electrical insulation and exceptional impact strength. This grade is commonly used for electrical connectors and insulators due to its high dielectric strength.
Torlon ® 4203 extruded PAI is the same formulation as compression molded Torlon 4503 PAI, but has been made into stock shapes using a different manufacturing process. The resulting material is similar to 4503, but has slightly different mechanical properties. See Torlon 4503 Compression Molded PAI datasheet for comparison, or these two electrical grades side-by-side here.
Extruded Torlon ® 4203 is typically only available in thin sheets and small diameter rods. Check with us for availability of 4203 in the size you need. (see also Duratron T4203 PAI)
TYPICAL PROPERTIES of TORLON® 4203 PAI PolyAmide-Imide
|ASTM or UL test||Property||Torlon® 4203
|D570||Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%)||0.4|
|D570||Water Absorption, Saturation (%)||1.7|
|D638||Tensile Strength (psi)||20,000|
|D638||Tensile Modulus (psi)||600,000|
|D638||Tensile Elongation at Break (%)||10|
|D790||Flexural Strength (psi)||24,000|
|D790||Flexural Modulus (psi)||600,000|
|D732||Shear Strength (psi)||24,000|
|D695||Compressive Strength (psi)||24,000|
|D695||Compressive Modulus (psi)||478,000|
|D256||IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in)||2.0|
|PTM 55007||Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs. Steel) Dynamic||0.35|
|PTM 55007||Limiting PV (4:1 Safety Factor) (ft-lb-in2-min||12,500|
|PTM 55010||Wear Factor "k" x 10-10(in3-min/ft-lb-hr||50|
|D696||Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
|D648||Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi
532 / 278
|D3418||Glass Transition Temp (°F / °C)||527 / 275|
|-||Max Operating Temp (°F / °C)||500 / 260|
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
|D149||Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick||580|
|D150||Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz||4.2|
|D150||Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz||0.026|
|EOS/ESD S11.11||Surface Resistivity (ohms/square)||> 1016|
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.