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.
5mm to 100mm OD
1mm to 40mm Thick
No - minimum order quantities apply
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.
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.
|Product Type||Industry Usage||Available Products & Notes|
*Some items are manufactured & imported on request
|TECATOR 5013 Natural||Aircraft & Aerospace, Vacuum, Mechanical, Precision Engineering, Semi-Conductor, Electrical, Automotive Technologies||Natural Rod & Sheet - Unfilled Grade|
|TECATOR 5031 PVX Black||Aircraft & Aerospace, Vacuum, Mechanical, Precision Engineering, Semi-Conductor, Electrical Technologies||Rod & Sheet - Graphite & PTFE filled|
|TECATOR GF30 Black||Aircraft & Aerospace, Mechanical, Oil & Gas, Semi-Conductor Technologies||Rod & Sheet - 30% Glass filled|
*Superior Stiffness & Dimensional Stability
Our range of Torlon Balls for the marine sector?
Weight reduction is an important consideration in sailing and Torlon is 5.5x lighter than stainless steel.
Used in applications such as winches, travellers, cars, sheaves and other deck equipment.