Torlon® is an optimal choice for custom applications in severe service conditions.
- Highest level of wear resistance
- Low friction
- High compressive strength
- Low creep under load
- Outstanding performance at elevated temperatures
- Maintains toughness and impact strength in low temperatures
- Resistant to acid and strong chemicals
- Impressive compressive strength and low CLTE
- Excellent electrical insulation
- High dielectric constant
Torlon® is an incredibly versatile material for many fields that require a parts that can withstand extreme temperatures, high pressure, corrosion, and wear. Torlon® PAI is one of the very few materials that meets all of these requirements.
Torlon® has proven itself in a broad array of demanding applications in many industries: aerospace, vacuum technology, semiconductor, medical devices, cryogenics, electrical engineering, electronics and automotive.
Excellent compressive properties combined with creep and fatigue resistance make Torlon® a superior sealing material, perfect for seal rings, hydraulic poppets, brake tappets, check balls, thrust washers and compressor plates.
Aerospace: lightweight aerospace fasteners made of Torlon® improve fuel efficiency, and eliminate issues seen with standard metallic parts. Other applications include thermal isolators, sector gears, bushings, and screws.
Automotive: Torlon® is a natural choice for automotive applications where high levels of heat, pressure, and friction are a concern. Applications include transmission components, hydraulic ring seals, axial thrust bearings, and check balls for automotive transmissions.
Oil & gas: Torlon® excels at handling extreme environments and is the best material for dealing with the high pressure, high temperature, abrasive and saltwater environments involved in deep water drilling. Oil & gas applications include seals and back-up seal rings, down-hole guides, labyrinth seals, bearings and bushings.
Semiconductor: Torlon® is used extensively throughout the semiconductor industry due to being produced in hot chemical and gas environments that preclude metals and other plastics. Typical applications include precision test sockets and nests used in high-speed device testing equipment, parts for wafer handling, parts carriers, bearing surfaces, and probes, nests, and ferrules used in plasma etching.
Electrical & electronics: Torlon® is recognized for its excellent electrical properties, which is why it is often used for electrical connectors and insulators. This is a great choice where you need high dielectric strength, electrical insulation, and outstanding impact strength. Typical applications include connectors, switches, and relays.
Precision & specialty industrial: typical applications include bearing and wear components, air motors, air motor vanes, and any components that require high strength and stiffness.