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Heat Resistance

Heat resistance for polymers is typically defined by continuous service temperature.  The thermoplastics listed below feature increased temperature resistance (HDT @264 psi  higher than 150°C/302°F).

  • Ardel PAR

    ARDEL

    Ardel PAR

    Stock shapes extruded from Ardel®resin are specifically formulated to endure the damaging effects of UV light. When exposed to UV light, the material undergoes a molecular change resulting in the formation of a protective layer that essentially serves as a UV stabilizer. This inherent UV stability combined with superior retention of optical and mechanical properties make polyarylate an ideal choice for any application where weathering effects could pose a problem.

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  • Arolux PEEK

    AROLUX PEEK

    Arolux PEEK

    Arolux Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic offering a combination of high-performance properties including high temperature resistance, very good wear & abrasion resistance, excellent dimensional stability and exceptional chemical resistance to organic acids, bases and good hydrolysis resistance in boiling water and steam.

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  • Arolux PPS

    AROLUX PPS

    Arolux PPS

    Arolux Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) is a high performance semi-crystalline thermoplastic with continuous service temperatures up to 240°C. It offers high surface hardness and rigidity, very good chemical and oxidation resistance, very low water absorption, and is inherently flame-resistant (UL 94: V-0). PPS is a popular choice for structural applications in demanding chemical environments at elevated temperatures.

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  • Cylux C (COC)

    CYLUX C

    Cylux C (COC)

    Cylux C Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) is a unique material combining transparency/optical clarity with chemical resistance and low moisture absorption. This product also is compliant to a number of regulatory standards which makes it ideal as an option for use in the medical devices and food process industries.

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  • Cylux P (COP)

    CYLUX P

    Cylux P (COP)

    Cylux P Cyclic Olefin Homopolymer (COP) is a unique material combining transparency/optical clarity with chemical resistance and low moisture absorption. This product also is compliant to a number of regulatory standards which makes it ideal as an option for use in the medical devices and food process industries.

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  • Fluorolux (PVDF)

    FLUOROLUX

    Fluorolux (PVDF)

    Fluorlolux Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) is a material which offers excellent corrosion and chemical resistance at both ambient and elevated temperatures. PVDF is also inherently UV stable, mechanically tough, and abrasion, flame, and smoke resistant.

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  • Kynar 740 (PVDF)

    KYNAR 740

    Kynar 740 (PVDF)

    Westlake’s Kynar 740 stock shapes are made exclusively from Arkema’s Kynar 740 Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) resin. The material is an extremely tough engineering thermoplastic offering excellent corrosion and chemical resistance at both ambient and elevated temperatures.

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  • Radel WM (PPSU)

    RADEL WM

    Radel WM (PPSU)

    Westlake’s Radel® WM stock shapes are made exclusively from Solvay’s Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU). Its regulatory compliance profile, and lot traceability make it ideal for use in medical and life science applications. Sterilization methods include EtO gas, radiation, steam autoclaving, dry heat, and cold sterilization.

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  • Tempalux (PEI)

    TEMPALUx

    Tempalux (PEI)

    Tempalux Polyetherimide (PEI) is an amorphous material offering a combination of useful characteristics, including high dielectric strength, high strength at elevated temperatures (up to 180C for extended periods of time), high modulus, and broad chemical resistance. Tempalux is inherently flame resistant with low smoke emission. The material displays property retention and resistance to environmental stress cracking when exposed to a wide variety of chemicals.

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  • Tempalux GF20 (PEI)

    TEMPALUX GF20

    Tempalux GF20 (PEI)

    Tempalux GF20 is a 20% glass reinforced amorphous Polyetherimide (PEI) polymer, which offers a combination of useful characteristics, including high dielectric strength, high strength at elevated temperatures, high modulus, and broad chemical resistance. Glass fiber reinforcement provides Tempalux GF20 with improved tensile strength, stiffness and improves dimensional stability.

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  • Tempalux GF30 (PEI)

    TEMPALUX GF30

    Tempalux GF30 (PEI)

    Tempalux GF30 is a 30% glass reinforced amorphous Polyetherimide (PEI) polymer. Tempalux offers a combination of useful characteristics, including high dielectric strength, high strength at elevated temperatures, high modulus, and broad chemical resistance. Glass fiber reinforcement provides Tempalux GF30 with improved tensile strength, stiffness and improves dimensional stability.

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  • Tempalux WM (PEI)

    TAMPALUX WM

    Tempalux WM (PEI)

    Tempalux WM is Westlake Plastics’ medical grade of polyetherimide (PEI). This material is FDA, USP VI and ISO-10993 compliant. Its regulatory compliance profile and lot traceability make it ideal for use in medical and life science applications. Sterilization methods include EtO gas, radiation, steam autoclaving, dry heat and cold sterilization.

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  • Thermalux PESU

    THERMALUX PES

    Thermalux PESU

    Thermalux Polyethersulfone (PESU) An amber colored, semi-transparent, high performance engineering thermoplastic that combines good chemical resistance with a high heat deflection temperature (204°C / 399°F), making it a good fit for food service applications. This resin is also inherently flame retardant for use in electronic components and testing devices.

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  • Thermalux PPSU

    THERMALUX PPSU

    Thermalux PPSU

    Thermalux Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) is a high performance engineering thermoplastic that offers a superior combination of high performance properties that include excellent thermal stability (HDT of 207°C / 405°F), outstanding toughness, and good environmental stress cracking resistance.

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  • Thermalux PSU

    THERMALUX PSU

    Thermalux PSU

    Thermalux Polysulfone (PSU) is an amber colored, semi-transparent, heat-resistant, high performance engineering thermoplastic that offers higher heat resistance and better hydrolytic stability than polycarbonate (PC). It retains its good mechanical properties when exposed to steam and other sterilization techniques.

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