PEI Ultem 1000


Overview

Ultem is a high performance engineering plastic offering high mechanical and electrical properties as well as excellent flame and heat resistance. It is UL94 VO rated (self-extinguishing) and USP Class VI compliant. Capable of withstanding repeated autoclaving cycles. Maximum continuous operating temperature is 170°C.

Benefits

• Resistance to high temperature.
• Flame resistance: self-extinguishing, low oxygen index.
• High tensile stress, flexural strength, E.modulus.
• Good chemical resistance.
• Excellent electrical properties.
• Physiologically inert, therefore FDA compliant.

Weaknesses

• The cost is higher than conventional engineering plastics.
• Lower shock resistance.
• Unsuitable coolants used during machining can lead to subsequent stress cracking.

Applications:

• The cost is higher than conventional engineering plastics.
• Lower shock resistance.
• Unsuitable coolants used during machining can lead to subsequent stress cracking.

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