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Torlon® PAI Applications

PAI has proven itself in a broad array of demanding applications in many industries: aerospace, vacuum technology, semiconductor, medical devices, cryogenics, electrical engineering, electronics and automotive.  PAI excels at applications that require strength at high temperatures and resistance to wear.

High-strength PAI grades perform similar to metals and are often used to make precision metal-replacement components that are used in repetitive load-bearing applications.  Grades that are reinforced by carbon fiber or glass fiber retain their strength and stiffness and have improved fatigue resistance and lower creep.  PAI is often used to make structural and dynamic components.

Wear-resistant grades offer good combinations of mechanical and tribological properties.  The inherent heat and chemical resistance of wear-resistant PAI grades makes them effective replacements for metals in high-temperature and wear applications, even without lubrication.  Certain grades can perform at exceptionally high pressures and velocities in lubricated environments.

To meet custom requirements, PAI can be compounded with a variety of fillers, reinforcements, additives and pigments.

Excellent compressive properties combined with creep and fatigue resistance make PAI a superior sealing material, engendering its use for seal rings, hydraulic poppets, brake tappets, check balls, thrust washers and compressor plates.

Torlon® PAI Properties

  • Highest strength and stiffness of any thermoplastic up to 275 °C (527 °F)
  • Superior toughness from cryogenic temperatures up to  275 °C (527 °F)
  • Excellent dimensional stability even at elevated temperatures
  • Extremely low coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE)
  • Superior UV and gamma radiation resistance
  • Exceptional flame resistance, rated UL 94 V-0
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  • High flexural strength
  • Flexural fatigue resistance
  • High creep resistance
  • High compressive strength
  • Outstanding wear resistance
  • High impact strength
  • Outstanding elastic recovery
  • Excellent electrical insulation
  • High dielectric constant
  • Resistant to strong acids and most organics
  • Resistant to aviation and automotive fluids

Torlon® PAI Applications

  • GEARS
  • Fatigue resistance
  • High strength and rigidity
  • Dimensional stability
  • Chemical resistance
  • Creep resistance
  • Noise reduction
  • SEALS
  • Thermal stability
  • High compressive strength
  • Creep resistance
  • Conformability (non-leaking)
  • Dimensional stability
  • Self-lubricating
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Temperature
  • Thermal Expansion
  • BUSHINGS
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Thermal stability
  • High compressive strength
  • Chemical resistance
  • Long-life performance
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  • WASHERS
  • Thermal stability
  • High compressive strength
  • Creep resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Self-lubricating
  • SLIDES
  • Self-lubricating
  • Impact resistance
  • Mechanical strength
  • Thermal stability
  • FASTENERS
  • Exceptional strength
  • High elongation
  • Chemical resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Non-corrosive

Compression-molded PAI / Torlon® Parts

  • Aircraft fastener/ hardware
  • Structural and mechanical 
  • Powertrain and transmission 
  • Electric motor components
  • Oil and gas equipment
  • Semiconductor fabrication/testing
  • Gears
  • Seals
  • Labyrinth seals
  • Washers
  • Thrust washers
  • Valve seats
  • Valve plates
  • Bushings
  • Non-lubricated bearings
  • Bearing cages
  • Bearing retainers
  • Wear rings
  • Piston rings
  • Back-up rings
  • Pistons
  • Housings
  • Wear pads
  • Rollers
  • Ball Bearings
  • CVT Clutch rollers
  • High-temp electrical connectors
  •  Switches
  • Shrouds
  • Relays
  • Test beds for semiconductors
  • Integrated circuit (IC) test sockets
  • Socket housings
  • Handlers
  • Nests
  • Chassis
  • Switching and plug parts
  • Isolation caps
  • Isolation plugs
  • Slides
  • Sliding compressor vanes
  • Spline liners
  • Welding tip insulators
  • Igniter cups and cases
  • Thermal /electrical insulators
  • Dies and patterns of formed metal parts
  • Impellers
  • Mechanical linkages
  • Poppets
  • Rotors
  • Support rings
  • Fasteners
  • Plungers
  • Engine transmission parts
  • Pump parts
  • Cams
  • Reciprocating compressor parts