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Ultem polyethermide (PEI), one of the most commonly used high performance materials, offers excellent thermal performance and high mechanical strength and stiffness. It is inherently flame retardant, possesses good resistance to acids, and is capable of operating continuously in steam and hot water. Ultem exhibits the highest dielectric strength commonly available thermoplastics and is widely used in electrical applications.
Unfilled Ultem 1000 is FDA and USP Class VI compliant. It is available in natural (amber transparent) and black. Unfilled Ultem has a continuous service temperature rating of 340° F. The strength of this product exceeds that all other standard unreinforced engineering plastics. It retains it rigidity over a wider temperature range than standard engineering plastics such as nylon, acetal, and PET.
30% Glass Reinforced Ultem 2300 provides enhanced stiffness, strength, and dimensional stability for more demanding applications. Glass reinforced Ultem products provide the highest stiffness and best dimensional stability over a wide temperature range versus other standard engineering plastics. This product is often an acceptable alternative to higher priced polymide products when extreme thermal stability is not required.
Contact your Emco sales rep for more information about any of the Ultem PEI grades we carry.
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