Want It Stiff? Use Torlon

15 Aug


Torlon® polyamide-imideTorlon® polyamide-imide (PAI) has the highest strength and stiffness of any thermoplastic up to 275°C (525°F). It has outstanding resistance to wear, creep, and chemicals— including strong acids and most organics—and is ideally suited for severe service environments.

Key Features

  • Exceptional long-term strength and stiffness up to 275°C
  • Outstanding wear resistance
  • Superior toughness from cryogenic up to 275°C
  • Resistant to strong acids and most organics
  • Inherent flame resistance
  • Low CLTE

Typical Applications

  • Aircraft
    • Hardware and Fasteners
    • Mechanical Components
  • Auto/truck transmission components
  • Coatings, composites, additives
  • Electric motor components
  • Semicon fabrication, testing
  • Oil and gas processing equipment
  • Bearing retainers
  • Gears
  • Bushings
  • Seals
  • Thrust washers


Thrust Washers

  • Wear resistance in lubricated and non-lubricated environments
  • Impact and compressive strength
  • Dimensional stability
  • Non-seizing vs. metal

Design Guide / General Info


4203L GP, 5030 GF, 7130 Carbon, 4275 High Speed,
4301 GP High Compressive, 4435 High PVs, 4630 Wear/Dry, 4645 Wear/Lubricated

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Posted by on August 15, 2007 in General Knowledge, Mechanical Plastics


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