TORLON® 5530 PAI / DURATRON® T5530 (ELECTRICAL GRADE POLYAMIDE-IMIDE)

TORLON® 5530 PAI / DURATRON® T5530 (ELECTRICAL GRADE POLYAMIDE-IMIDE)

Material Information

Torlon® 5530 PAI is an amorphous thermoplastic called a polyamide-imide. It is a 30% glass reinforced compression molded grade of Torlon® PAI. Torlon® PAI is the highest performing melt processable plastic and has superior resistance to elevated temperatures. It is able to perform with superior mechanical properties under severe stress conditions at continuous temperatures up to 500º F. Its glass transition temperature is 537º F. It also has good dimensional stability and creep, impact, and chemical resistance. However, Torlon® PAI has a relatively high moisture absorption rate so it should be kept dry prior to insulation.

Torlon® 5530 PAI is ideal for higher load structural or electronic applications because its glass reinforcement improves the load capacity, rigidity, and retention of stiffness. It commonly replaces metals in certain applications because it is equivalent in strength and structural integrity while weighing over 75% less. Torlon® 5530 PAI is used specifically for large shapes or when the greatest degree of dimensional control is required.

Quadrant® EPP uses the brand name Duratron® T5530 for this material.

Application

  • Burn-in sockets
  • Gears
  • Valve plates
  • Impellers
  • Rotors
  • Terminal strips
  • Insulators

Properties

  • Excellent load capacity
  • Very rigid
  • Very low expansion rate
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Little or no slip-stick
  • Very high flexural modulus
  • Superior resistance to elevated temperatures
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Creep resistant
  • Self-lubricating
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Lightweight
  • Superior mechanical properties at elevated temperatures
  • Absorbs moisture

Physical

Astm Test Method

Duratron® T5530

Density (lb/in^3) D792 0.058
Specific Gravity D792 1.61
Water Absorption @ 24 hours (%) D570 0.3
Water Saturation (%) D570 1.5

Mechanical

Tensile Strength (PSI) D638 15,000
Tensile Modulus (PSI) D638 900,000
Tensile Elongation at Break (%) D638 3
Flexural Strength (PSI) D790 20,000
Flexural Modulus (PSI) D790 900,000
Shear Strength (PSI) D732 -
Compressive Strength (PSI) D695 27,000
Compressive Modulus (PSI) D695 600,000
Izod Impact (Notched), ft-lb/in D256 0.7
Rockwell Hardness D785 E85, M106
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel)
Dynamic
PTM 55007 0.2
Limiting PV (4:1 Safety Factor)
(ft-lb-in^2-min)
PTM 55007 20,000
Wear Factor “K” x 10^-10
(in^3-min/ft-lb-hr)
PTM 55010

Thermal

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,
10^-5/°F
E-831 2.6
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi, ºF D648 520
Glass Transition Temp, ºF D3418 527
Continous Service Temp (Operating), °F  - 500
Thermal Conductivity, BTU-in/hr-ft² °F C177 2.5
Flammability Rating UL94 VO

Electrical

Dielectric Strength, Short Term,
(Volts/Mil) @ .125″ Thick
D149 -
Surface Resistivity (ohms/square) EOS/ESD S11.11 > 10^13
Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz D150 -
Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz D150 -

NOTE:

The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.