Duratron PAI (Torlon) | Plastic Stockist
Plastic Stockist provides a great selection of Duratron PAI
plastic. The Duratron PAI (previously known as Torlon) grades
combine excellent retention of mechanical strength, stiffness and creep
resistance over a wide temperature range with extremely low thermal
expansion for high temperature applications.
Duratron 4203 Polyamide-imide (PAI) is available in
yellow-ochre and offers the best toughnes and impact strength of all
Duratron PAI grades. Because of its intrinsic high
temperature resistance, high dimensional stability and good machinability,
this extruded grade is very popular for precision parts in high-tech
equipment. In addition, it's good electrical insulating ability provides
numerous possibilities in the field of electrical components such as
connectors, switches, relays, ball bearing and rollers.
Duratron 4301 Polyamide-imide (PAI + graphite + PTFE) is
available in black. The addition of graphite and PTFE provides higher wear
resistance and lower coefficient of friction compared to the unfilled grade
as well as little or no stick-slip in use. This grade excels in severe wear
applications such as non-lubricated bearings, seals, bearings cages and
reciprocating compressor parts.
Common uses for Duratron PAI Plastic
Duratron Sliding Compressor Vanes
Rotary compressors needed a vane material that could survive with limited
lubrication and maintain close tolerances at high speeds and loads.
Duratron 4301 was the ideal replacement for the composite material
that was previously used.
Duratron Can Mandrel
Packaging equipment designers needed a material that had extreme strength
and could deal with the impact occuring in real world production. Can
mandrels are used to form aluminium blanks into beverage and food
containers. Stiff, strong Duratron 4203 PAI permitted
higher production rates because of its ability to operate at higher