Torlon® (Polyamide-imide)

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Torlon® 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. It is a polyamide-imide thermoplastic.

Torlon® offers outstanding insulation properties and high dielectric strength.

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

Applications for Torlon®

  • Electrical connectors and insulators
  • Linkages
  • Seal rings
  • Bearing parts
  • Sliding com pressor vanes
  • Nests and sockets
Property Metricunits Englishunits
General
Density1.4e3 - 1.45e3kg/m^30.0506 - 0.0524lb/ft^3
Mechanical
Yield Strength3.8e7 - 4.2e7Pa5.51 - 6.09ksi
Tensile Strength1.82e8 - 2.02e8Pa26.4 - 29.3ksi
Elongation0.139 - 0.161% strain13.9 - 16.1% strain
Hardness (Vickers)1.12e8 - 1.34e8Pa11.4 - 12.6HV
Impact Strength (notched)1.33e4 - 1.47e4J/m^26.33 - 6.99ft.lbf/in^2
Fracture Toughness3.68e6 - 4.48e6Pa/m^0.53.35 - 4.08ksi/in^0.5
Young's Modulus478e9 - 5.02e9Pa0.693 - 0.72810^6 psi
Thermal
Max Service Temperature200 - 220°C392 - 428°F
Insulator or ConductorInsulatorInsulator
Specific Heat Capability994 - 1.03e3J/kg °C0.237 - 0.247BTU/lb. °F
Thermal Expansion Coefficient2.98e-5 - 3.14e-5strain/°C16.6 - 17.4µstrain/°F
Eco
CO2 Footprint9.73 - 10.8kg/kg9.73 - 10.8lb/lb
RecyclableYesYes