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Torlon PAI polyamide-imide


TORLON PAI (polyamide-imide) is an extreme performance thermoplastic that offers outstanding loading, high strength & stiffness at temperatures ranging from -260°C to 260°C.​  Our TECATOR PAI also offers high long-term stability coupled with high fatigue strength & exceptional creep resistance. Good chemical, weather & radiation resistance. Bearing grades and Torlon PAI balls available.

  • Suitable for severe application environments
  • ​​High strength & stiffness retained over a wide temperature range
  • Excellent electrical values, chemical resistance, weather & radiation values
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​5mm to 100mm OD




​1mm to 40mm Thick


​Yellow-Brown, Black

​Modified Grades


​Cut To Size

​​No - minimum order quantities apply​


​​Exceptional Properties

​TECATOR PAI (Torlon) is one of the highest performing thermoplastics on the market. Under extreme temperatures TECATOR PAI offers the outstanding ability to retain its mechanical strength, stiffness & creep resistance, showing superior dimensional stability at 260°C​. It offers wide performance capabilities & is proven in a broad range of applications.

​​Additives & Modifiers

​TECATOR PAI (Torlon) is available in three grades; TECATOR Standard 5013, TECATOR Bearing Grade 5031 & TECATOR GF30 (glass filled). Each offer different mechanical, thermal or electrical properties to suit specific application requirements. These properties often allow for metal parts to be replaced offering weight savings that have potential to drive lower cost systems.


​Automotive & gear manufacturing, aerospace or vacuum technologies, glass industry for parts handling hot glass. Suited for electrical or electronics industry. Typical applications: pump parts, piston rings, bearing cages, high load-low speed bearings, welding nozzle tips, gears, compressor vanes, general purpose wear & friction parts.

TECATOR PAI Properties

Long Term Service Temp
Temperature -  Long Term Service Temp-260°C to +260°C
Moisture Absorption
Low - Moisture Absorption
UV Stable
Yes - UV Stable
Compressive Strength
High - Compressive Strength
Impact Strength
Low - Impact Strength
Tensile Strength
High - Tensile Strength
Coefficient of Friction
High - Coefficient of Friction
Abrasion Resistance
High - Abrasion Resistance
Very High - Cost

Torlon PAI Range

Product TypeIndustry UsageAvailable Products & Notes
*Some items are manufactured & imported on request
TECATOR 5013 NaturalAircraft & Aerospace, Vacuum, Mechanical, Precision Engineering, Semi-Conductor, Electrical, Automotive TechnologiesNatural Rod & Sheet - Unfilled Grade

*Structural Grade
TECATOR 5031 PVX BlackAircraft & Aerospace, Vacuum, Mechanical, Precision Engineering, Semi-Conductor, Electrical TechnologiesRod & Sheet - Graphite & PTFE filled

*Bearing Grade
TECATOR GF30 BlackAircraft & Aerospace, Mechanical, Oil & Gas, Semi-Conductor TechnologiesRod & Sheet - 30% Glass filled

*Superior Stiffness & Dimensional Stability

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