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Torlon (PAI) Polyamide-imide for Complex Industrial Applications

Highly engineered plastic formulations can achieve higher strength to weight ratios than traditional lightweight alloys such as aluminum and titanium. Torlon® polyamide-imide is the highest performance plastic that is still melt processible, making it ideal for complex geometries.  Torlon® possesses a 500°F heat distortion temperature and a 500°F continuous service temperature allowing for usage at elevated temperatures while maintaining superior strength. Its […]

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EnduroSharp® ABNIR Surface Prep Kit

EnduroSharp® has changed the way aerospace maintenance professionals remove sealants and adhesives from substrates and fasteners. Adhesively bonded nutplates are increasingly being utilized in the manufacture of aerospace structures, with extensive use in securing removable maintenance access panels. Precisely  designed to work with adhesively bonded nutplates, EnduroSharp® tools are made from Torlon®, a high strength […]

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Injection Molded Parts for Air Motors

The ability to mold unique and complex parts is what we do at Performance Plastics. Our engineers are constantly pushing the limits of our machines and material in order to produce complex parts. We excel when using high performance plastics for challenging applications. Air motors produce continuous rotary power from compressed air. The vanes in the […]

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Injection Molded PFA in the Lithium Ion Battery

The Lithium Ion Battery industry has begun using more and more plastic parts in their manufacturing processes. Most batteries intended for light vehicle usage now have 50% more plastic materials than they did even 10 years ago.  Some batteries have entirely plastic formulations ranging from the electrolyte (polymeric electrolytes) to the casing.  This is due […]

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Torlon (PAI) Polyamideimide for Medical Applications

Torlon (PAI) Polyamideimide is one of the highest performing, melt-processable thermoplastics.  Its compressive strength is double that of PEEK when unfiled, and about 40% higher than ULTEM PEI.  Torlon is frequently used in medical applications due to its high strength and resistance to deformation.  It’s wear resistance adds up to long product life for peristaltic […]

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EnduroSharp® Products now available 24/7 on our Ecommerce Website

Performance Plastics – Problem Solved – has updated our EnduroSharp® website with a 24/7 ecommerce portal that makes finding and ordering your EnduroSharp® products even easier. Performance Plastics is a leader in high performance plastics engineering.  Our customers include many of the industry’s leading companies in aerospace, medical and industrial applications.   We execute mission critical […]

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Why Use Torlon®/ PAI for your Applications

Torlon® is a high performance amorphous (non-crystalline) engineering thermoplastic that possesses exceptional physical and chemical qualities.   It is recognized as the highest performing thermoplastic that is still melt processible. Torlon®/PAI is a Polyamide-imide, which are either thermosetting or thermoplastic, amorphous polymers that have exceptional mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistant properties. Torlon’s® exceptional properties are the […]

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Product Spotlight – EnduroSharp® Torlon® Gap Filler Removal Discs (GFRD)

EnduroSharp® has changed the way aerospace maintenance professionals remove sealants and adhesives from substrates and fasteners. EnduroSharp® tools are made from Torlon®, a high strength polymer, creating a non-metallic tool that will not damage composite structures during use. The EnduroSharp® lineup consists of a variety of scraper blades, gap blades, reamers, cutters, bits, and discs […]

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What is a High Performance Plastic?

High performance plastics are plastics that meet higher requirements than standard or engineering plastics. Generally, they are used in smaller amounts for critical applications such as aerospace, defense, medical or industrial applications. They represent about 1% of the plastics manufactured worldwide. High performance plastics differ from standard plastics primarily by their higher thermal stability, outstanding […]

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Achieve Better Bonding using the Nutplate Abrasive Tool (NAT)

  Nutplates are commonly used on aircraft to allow installation and removal of components and panels for maintenance and repair. The use of bonded nutplates over riveted ones reduces manufacturing complexity and leads to weight savings. Preparation of these bond surfaces is often accomplished through a manual abrasion process or by using chemical solvent wipes. […]