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A turned Torlon part

Torlon® (Polyamide-imide)

  • Outstanding insulation properties
  • High dielectric strength
  • Exceptional compressive and impact strength
  • Superior strength over a wide temperature range
 

Characteristics

Torlon® is a high performance thermoplastic that has exceptional impact, dielectric and compressive strength. It carries high loads over a wide temperature range and withstands impact loading and abrasive wear, making it a good choice for structural components and wear applications.

Torlon offers outstanding insulation properties and high dielectric strength.

Applications

  • Electrical connectors and insulators
  • Linkages
  • Seal rings
  • Bearing parts
  • Sliding com pressor vanes
  • Nests and sockets

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General Material Properties

Property   Metric units   English units
General    
Density   1.4e3 - 1.45e3 kg/m^3   0.0506 - 0.0524 lb/ft^3
Mechanical    
Yield Strength   3.8e7 - 4.2e7 Pa   5.51 - 6.09 ksi
Tensile Strength   1.82e8 - 2.02e8 Pa   26.4 - 29.3 ksi
Elongation   0.139 - 0.161 % strain   13.9 - 16.1 % strain
Hardness (Vickers)   1.12e8 - 1.34e8 Pa   11.4 - 12.6 HV
Impact Strength (notched)   1.33e4 - 1.47e4 J/m^2   6.33 - 6.99 ft.lbf/in^2
Fracture Toughness   3.68e6 - 4.48e6 Pa/m^0.5   3.35 - 4.08 ksi/in^0.5
Young's Modulus   478e9 - 5.02e9 Pa   0.693 - 0.728 10^6 psi
Thermal    
Max Service Temperature   200 - 220 °C   392 - 428 °F
Insulator or Conductor   Insulator   Insulator
Specific Heat Capability   994 - 1.03e3 J/kg °C   0.237 - 0.247 BTU/lb. °F
Thermal Expansion Coefficent   2.98e-5 - 3.14e-5 strain/°C   16.6 - 17.4 µstrain/°F
Eco    
CO2 Footprint   9.73 - 10.8 kg/kg   9.73 - 10.8 lb/lb
Recycleable   Yes   Yes

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