- Very high maximum allowable service temperature in air (250°C continuously)
- Excellent retention of mechanical strength, stiffness and creep resistance over a wide temperature range
- Superb dimensional stability up to 260°C
- Excellent wear & frictional behaviour (particulary Duratron T4301 & T4501 PAI)
- Very good UV-resistance
- Exceptional resistance against high energy radiation (gamma- and X-rays)
- Inherent low flammability
With its versatile performance capabilities and proven use in a broad range of applications, Duratron polyamide-imide (PAI) shapes are offered in extruded and compression moulded grades. For high temperature applications, this advanced material offers an excellent combination of mechanical performance and dimensional stability.
Duratron 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 260 °C (500 °F). Parts machined from Duratron stock shapes provide greater compressive strength and higher impact resistance than most advanced engineering plastics.
Duratron PAI's extremely low coefficient of linear thermal expansion and high creep resistance deliver excellent dimensional stability over its entire service range. Duratron PAI is an amorphous material with a Tg (glass transition temperature) of 280 °C (537 °F).