Poly­imideimide (PAI) [Tecator®]


  • High-performance non-crystalline engi­neer­ing thermoplastic
  • Avail­able in sheet, rod or tube pro­duced from Tor­lon® resin
  • Heat-stable
  • Flex­i­ble
  • Tough
  • Com­pres­sive strength and high impact-resistance
  • Very low coef­fi­cient of lin­ear ther­mal expansion
  • Creep-resistant
  • Avail­able in T15013 (elec­tri­cal grade, T15031 (bear­ing grade) and GF30-XP142T (glass-reinforced grade

Com­mon uses

  • Elec­tri­cal con­nec­tors and insulators
  • Non-lubricated bear­ings
  • Bear­ing cages
  • Rec­i­p­ro­cat­ing com­pres­sor parts
  • Burn-in sock­ets
  • Gears
  • Valve plates
  • Impellers
  • Rotors
  • Ter­mi­nal strips
TECATOR polyimideimide

Teca­tor polyimideimide

Mate­r­ial Specifications

ASTM or UL test Prop­erty T15013
D792 Den­sity (lb/in3)/(g/cm3) 0.051 (1.41)
D570 Water absorp­tion, 24 hrs (%) 0.3
D638 Ten­sile strength (psi) 21,000
D638 Ten­sile mod­u­lus (psi) -
D638 Ten­sile elon­ga­tion at break (%) 15
D790 Flex­ural strength (psi) 33,000
D790 Flex­ural mod­u­lus (psi) 711,000
D785 Hard­ness, Rockwell 119
D256 Izod notched impact (ft-lb/in) 2.3
D696 Coef­fi­cient of lin­ear ther­mal
expan­sion (x 10–5 in./in./°F)
1.66 x 10–5
D648 Heat deflec­tion temp (F°) at 264 psi 532
D3418 Melt­ing temp (F°/C°) -
- Max oper­at­ing temp (F°/C°) 500/260
C177 Ther­mal con­duc­tiv­ity
UL94 Flam­ma­bil­ity rating V-O
D150 Dielec­tric con­stant at 1 MHz 3.9
D150 Dis­si­pa­tion fac­tor at 1 MHz 0.009
D149 Dielec­tric strength (V/mil) -
D257 Vol­ume resis­tiv­ity (ohm/cm) at 50% RH >1015

These are typ­i­cal val­ues for ref­er­ence and com­par­i­son only. They should not be used as a basis for design spec­i­fi­ca­tions or qual­ity con­trol. Con­tact us for the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ com­plete mate­r­ial prop­erty datasheets. All val­ues were taken at 73°F (23°C) unless oth­er­wise noted.

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