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RULON® AR (FILLED PTFE) – MAROON

Material Information

Rulon® is the brand name for Saint Gobain’s reinforced PTFE. Filled PTFE offers a combination of high compressive strength, a low coefficient of friction, chemical resistance, electrical insulation, and excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance without the need for lubrication. These materials can run from -400º F to 500º F with or without lubrication, which makes them ideal for use in bearings or seals. Rulon® material specifically is known to have the unique property of no “slip stick”, which means it has no erratic motion at low speeds. Rulon® AR has fillers that are ceramic in nature. This grade offers the best combination of flexibility (more flexible than Rulon® LR) and load carrying properties. It also has high wear resistance, low friction, good electrically insulative properties, and universal chemical inertness. It is commonly used for seals, piston cups, and some bearings. It is available in a maroon color in the forms of strip, rod, and tube.

Application

  • Bearings
  • Washers
  • Seals
  • Piston cups

Properties

  • Universal chemical inertness
  • Best flexibility of Rulon® grades
  • Good load carrying properties
  • High wear resistance
  • Low friction
  • Good electrical insulator
  • No slip-stick

Specifications

PhysicalAstm Test MethodRulon® ARRulon® LRRulon® J
Density (lb/in^3)D7920.0810.0820.07
Specific GravityD7922.242.271.95
Water Absorption @ 24 hours (%)D570000
Hardness, Shore DD224060-7560-7560
Mechanical
Tensile Strength (PSI)D14572,0001,5002,000
Tensile Elongation at Yield (%)D1457175150180
Izod Impact (Notched), ft-lb/inD25666
Thermal
Coefficient of Thermal
Expansion, 10^-5/°F
D696Varies with tempVaries with tempVaries with temp
Continous Service Temp (Operating), °F500500500
Flammability RatingUL94NoneNoneNone
Electrical
Dielectric Strength, Short Term,
(Volts/Mil) @ .125″ Thick
D149400-500400-500200
Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) @ 50% RHD2571.0 x 10^151.0 x 10^158.0 x 10^18
Dielectric Constant at 1 MHzD1502.52.52.4
Dissipation Factor at 1 kHzD1500.0030.0030.001

Disclosure: 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.

 

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