This high-performance, lightweight thermoplastic withstands soldering temperatures and offers the highest impact and steam resistance of any thermoplastic. These properties make it a superior choice for medical devices.
Radel® can withstand repeated steam autoclaving with no loss of dimensional stability. It is an ideal material for all types of medical instrumentation. With high dielectric strength and stability, it is also an excellent choice for electronic assembly equipment and devices.
Radel® is available in clear and custom colors. It is not appropriate for food contact applications and its properties will degrade when exposed to sunlight.
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|Density||1.29e3 - 1.3e3||kg/m^3||0.0466 - 0.047||lb/ft^3|
|Yield Strength||5.3e7 - 5.85e7||Pa||7.69 - 8.48||ksi|
|Tensile Strength||6.63e7 - 7.31e7||Pa||9.62 -10.6||ksi|
|Elongation||0.558 - 0.645||% strain||55.8 - 64.5||% strain|
|Hardness (Vickers)||1.56e8 - 1.72e8||Pa||15.9 -17.5||HV|
|Impact Strength (notched)||1.1e4 - 1.22e4||J/m^2||5.23 -5.81||ft.lbf/in^2|
|Fracture Toughness||2.65e6 - 6.08e6||Pa/m^0.5||2.41 - 5.53||ksi/in^0.5|
|Young's Modulus||2.29e9 - 2.4e9||Pa||0.332 - 0.348||10^6 psi|
|Max Service Temperature||168 - 186||°C||334 - 367||°F|
|Insulator or Conductor||Insulator||Insulator|
|Specific Heat Capability||1.45e3 - 1.51e3||J/kg °C||0.347 - 0.361||BTU/lb. °F|
|Thermal Expansion Coefficent||5.1e-5 - 6.1e-5||strain/°C||28.3 - 33.9||µstrain/°F|
|CO2 Footprint||1.77 - 1.8||kg/kg||1.77 - 1.8||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: August 16, 2012