PEI (ULTEM™)

PEI (Polyetherimide) is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic offering exceptional mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. It can be easily machined with conventional metalworking tools, and can be painted, hot stamped, printed or metallized.

Description

PEI (Polyetherimide), also known as ULTEM™, Duratron® or Torlon®, is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic offering exceptional mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. It can be easily machined with conventional metalworking tools, and can be painted, hot stamped, printed or metallized.

PEI is dimensionally stable and offers good hydrolytic stability. It combines high heat resistance, excellent electrical properties, and inherent UV and flame resistance along with low smoke generation. However, it has very limited resistance to chemicals. It is transparent to visible infrared and microwave radiation.

Polymershapes can provide you PEI sheet or rod, produced with SABIC ULTEM™ resin, in a variety of sizes and grades – such as unfilled, glass filled and foam – as well as PEI film. We proudly offer PEI from leading edge suppliers including Duratron® from Quadrant Engineering Plastics. You can rely on our expert fabrication capabilities to ensure you get just the right amount of material for your projects: We will custom cut the sheet or plate you need in the length, width and thickness you want.

With Engineering Plastics from Polymershapes you can go anywhere your imagination wants to go! We offer a vast inventory of material solutions, and a wide range of exceptional value-added services that will help you exceed your customers’ expectations. Our experienced teams stand ready to deliver best-in-class conversion and fabrication capabilities, customer service and convenience.

Call upon our experienced and knowledgeable team to help you meet your needs for ULTEM PEI, and much, much more! – Contact your local Polymershapes facility today!

Features & Benefits

  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Good UV and hydrolysis resistance
  • Transparent to visible infrared and microwave radiation
  • Inherent flame retardancy

Applications

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Bearings and Bushings
  • Chemical Processing
  • Food and Beverage Preparation and Processing
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Gears
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Shops
  • Milling and Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Packaging and Conveying Equipment
  • Semiconductor and Electronics
  • Sterilization Trays
  • Thermoformers
  • Valves and Fittings

Physical Properties

UNITS ASTM
TEST
PEI
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°F psi D638 10700 – 15600
Flexural modulus @ 73°F psi D790 16700 – 25700
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 0.38 – 1.4
Deflection Temperature Under Load  @ 264 psi °F D648 385 – 446
Water absorption @ 73°F –  24 hours % D570 0.25 – 0.27
Compressive strength psi D695 102 – 22600
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) (in/in°F) D696 3.0E-5 to 3.1E-5
Coefficient of friction D1894 0.23 – 0.30
Taber Abrasion Resistance mg D1044 9.25 – 10.7

*Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.

Suppliers / Brands

Suppliers Brands
   Duratron®
 Ensinger TECAPEI
 Polymer Industries MECHETEC®
 Rochling SUSTAPEI