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Material Information

PPS (PolyPhenylene Sulfide) is a semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic. It offers the broadest resistance to chemicals of any advanced engineering plastic. There are no known solvents that effect PPS under 392º F, and it is inert to steam, strong bases, fuels, and acids. It is ideal for precise tolerance machined components because it has minimal water absorption, has a very low coefficient of linear thermal expansion, and is stress relieving manufactured. PPS is also a great option for structural applications, corrosive environments, and a lower temperature replacement for PEEK. At moderate temperatures PPS offers great dimensional stability and strength. Unlike reinforced grades of PPS, unfilled Techtron® PPS is easily machined to close tolerances. However, it is not recommended for wear applications. It is available in a natural off white color in rod and plate.


  • Lantern rings
  • Aerospace applications
  • Pump housings
  • High-pressure liquid chromatography components
  • Water retaining rings
  • Hydrocarbon pump, valve, and compressor components
  • Oil field parts
  • Medical and diagnostic device parts
  • Electronic test sockets and fixtures
  • Flow meter rotors
  • Engine sensors
  • Halogen lamp sockets


  • Broadest resistance to chemicals of all advanced engineering plastics
  • Easy to machine to close tolerances
  • Great dimensional stability and strength at moderate temperatures
  • Inert to steam, strong bases, fuels, and acids
  • Minimal water absorption
  • Excellent electrical insulator
  • Very low coefficient of linear thermal expansion
  • FDA and USDA compliant


PhysicalAstm Test MethodTechtron® PPS
Density (lb/in^3)D7920.049
Specific GravityD7921.35
Water Absorption @ 24 hours (%)D5700.01
Tensile Strength (PSI)D63813,500
Tensile Modulus (PSI)D638500,000
Tensile Elongation at Break (%)D63815
Flexural Strength (PSI)D79021,000
Flexural Modulus (PSI)D790575,000
Compressive Strength (PSI)D69521,500
Compressive Modulus (PSI)D695430,000
Izod Impact (Notched), ft-lb/inD2560.6
Rockwell HardnessD785M95, R125
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi, ºFD648250
Glass Transition Temp, ºFD3418NA
Continous Service Temp (Operating), °F425
Thermal Conductivity, BTU-in/hr-ft² °FC1772
Flammability RatingUL94VO
Dielectric Strength, Short Term,
(Volts/Mil) @ .125″ Thick
Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) @ 50% RHD2574.50 x 10^16
Dielectric Constant at 1 MHzD1503
Dissipation Factor at 1 MHzD1500.0013

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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