Polyetherimide (PEI) is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic with amber transparency. It exhibits excellent mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties and has high temperature resistance, solvent resistance, and low smoke emission. As a result, it is an ideal material for automotive, electrical, medical, and other industrial applications. Its tensile strength, rigidity, and dimensional stability can be improved with the addition of glass fiber.

  • Inherently Flame Resistance without the use of additives.
  • Good Chemical Resistance:Resistant to alcohols, acids, and hydrocarbon solvent but dissolves in partially halogenated solvents.
  • Excellent Mechanical Strength:It shows high tensile strength, deflection temperature and flexural modulus at room temperature and good retention of mechanical properties at elevated temperatures.
  • High Dielectric Strength & Stability - Its dielectric strength and constant values make it a good electrical insulator.
  • Outstanding Heat Resistance:Performing reliably up to 340°F.

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Technical Data
Item Property Test Method Unit Value
Physical Density ASTM D792 g/cm3 1.27
Water Absorption ASTM D570 % 0.25
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 - 125
Mechanical Tensile Modulus ASTM D638 psi 4.8 × 105
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 psi 15,800
Tensile Elongation ASTM D638 % 60
Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 psi 4.8 × 105
Flexural Strength ASTM D790 psi 21,000
Izod Impact ASTM D256 ft-lb/in 1.0
Thermal Vicat Softening Point ASTM D648 °C/°F 210 / 410
Heat Deflection Temperature at 264 psi ASTM D648 °C/°F 200 / 392
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 in./in./°F 3.1 × 10-5
Flammability UL94 - V-0
Electrical Electrical Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 Ω-cm >1012
Surface Resistivity ASTM D257 Ω / sq >1013
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150 1 MHz 3.2
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150 1 MHz 0.004
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149 V/mm 1.97 × 104