Polysulfone is a transparent, high-performance, ultra-stable polymer with a high service temperature. It has good impact and electrical properties and good resistance to inorganic acids and bases. Polysulfone also has superior hydrolytic stability against hot water and steam sterilization.
Polysulfone resists detergents and hydrocarbon oils well even at high temperatures under moderate stress levels. And it complies with the National Sanitation Foundation's potable water standard up to 180 degrees F.
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|Density||1.23e3 - 1.25e3||kg/m^3||0.0444 - 0.0452||lb/ft^3|
|Yield Strength||7.55e7 - 8.33e7||Pa||11 - 12.1||ksi|
|Tensile Strength||9.44e7 - 1.04e8||Pa||13.7 -15.1||ksi|
|Elongation||0.4 - 0.8||% strain||40 - 80||% strain|
|Hardness (Vickers)||2.23e8 - 2.45e8||Pa||22.7 - 25||HV|
|Impact Strength (unnotched)||1.9e5 - 2e5||J/m^2||90.4 - 95.2||ft.lbf/in^2|
|Fracture Toughness||1.89e6 - 4.69e6||Pa/m^0.5||1.72 - 4.27||ksi/in^0.5|
|Young's Modulus||0.0145 - 0.0153||Pa||0.38 - 0.4||10^6 psi|
|Max Service Temperature||147 - 172||°C||297 - 342||°F|
|Insulator or Conductor||Insulator||Insulator|
|Specific Heat Capability||1.5e3 - 1.56e3||J/kg °C||0.358 - 0.373||BTU/lb. °F|
|Thermal Expansion Coefficent||5.47e-5 - 5.69e-5||strain/°C||03.4 - 31.6||µstrain/°F|
|CO2 Footprint||5.36 - 5.92||kg/kg||5.36 - 5.92||lb/lb|
∗ The information on this page is intended as general guidance only and is only accurate at the time of posting (see date below). Specific material properties vary by manufacturer. Please contact a Dielectric application engineer for help in choosing the optimal material for your application and budget.
Posting Date: July 30, 2012