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Posted on: 04-9-2013

Emco Plastics, one of the leading distributors in North America, now stocks Ultem®. Ultem® offers outstanding elevated thermal resistance, high strength and stiffness, and broad chemical resistance. Ultem® is used in medical and chemical applications due to its heat resistance. Ultem® is available in five grades.Ultem® 1000 is a thermoplastic polyetherimide high heat polymer designed for injection molding processing. Ultem® 1000 has exceptional flame resistance with a limiting oxygen index and low NBS smoke evolution; it is ideally suited for interior components in aircraft, bus, medical, steam auto clave resistance, and other vehicles where such properties are required.Ultem® 2100 is a polyetherimide is an amber (10%) glass filled high performance polymer which combines high strength and rigidty at elevated temperatures with long term heat resistance. Ultem® 2200 is a polyetherimide is an amber (20%) glass filled high performance polymer which offers excellent dimensional stability combined with broad chemical resistance.

Ultem® 2300 is an extruded 30% glass reinforced polyetherimide. It is an amorphous, high performance polymer with exceptional flame and heat resistance. It performs continuously to 340 degrees F (171 degrees C), making it ideal for high strength/high heat applications, and those requiring consistent dielectric properties over a wide frequency range. Ultem® 2300 commonly is machined into parts for reusable medical devices, analytical instrumentation, electrical/electronic insulators and a variety of structural components requiring high strength and rigidity at elevated temperatures. Ultem® 2400 is a polyetherimide is an amber (40%) glass filled high performance polymer which excels in medical reusable applications requiring repeated sterilization and is available in FDA compliant colors.

For more information please visit our website at or call one of our sales representatives at 800-292-9906.

*Please note: Ultem® 2100 and Ultem® 2200 are only available through special order. High quantity and long lead times may apply.


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