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Superior Performance

For applications that include unique or demanding requirements, a high performance polymer often provides an effective material and design solution.

From mechanical to unique thermal properties, high performance polymers provide design engineers with valuable design and end use options.

Performance Attributes

  • Chemical resistance
  • Conformability
  • Dimensional stability
  • Flexibility
  • Injection moldable
  • Lightweight
  • Metal replacement
  • Noise reducing
  • Self lubricating
  • Temperature extremes

End Use Applications

  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Retainers
  • Thrust plates
  • Thrust washers
  • Rotary seal rings
  • Gears
  • Poppets

Application Environments

  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Compressors
  • Fuel systems
  • Transmission
  • Steering systems
  • Suspension systems
  • Torque converters

This performance and cost illustration is a partial list depicting the spectrum of low-end to high-end performance materials.

high-end performance materials
Abbreviation
ABSacrylonitrilebutadienestyrene
FPfluoropolymers
HDPEhigh density polyethylene
LCPliquid crystal polymers
LDPElow density polyethylene
PA-4,6polyamide-4,6
PA-6/6,6polyamide-6/6,6
PAIpolyamideimide (Torlon®)
PARpolyarylate
PBTpolybutylene terephthalate
PCpolycarbonate
PE-UHMWultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene
PEEKpolyetheretherketone
PEIpolyetherimide
PESpolyethersulfone
PETpolyethylene terephthalate
PIpolyimide (Aurum®)
PMMApolymethyl methacrylate
POMpolyoxymethylene (also polyacetal)
PPpolypropylene
PPApolyphthalamide
PPCpolyphthalate carbonate
PPOpolyphenylene oxide
PPSpolyphenylene sulfide
PPSUpolyphenylsulfone
PSpolystyrene
PSFpolysulfone
PVCpolyvinyl chloride
PVDFpolyvinylidene fluoride
SANstyrene acrylonitrile
SMAstyrene maleic anhydride
TPIthermoplastic polyimide