TECATOR™ is a high-performance melt processable polyamideimide that maintains its excellent mechanical and wear properties in temperature environments exceeding 500°F.

Stock shapes from Modern Plastics are available in three grades:

  1. TECATOR™ TI5013 High strength structural grade featuring good electrical properties and strength, making it ideal for demanding applications at a broad range of temperatures.
  2. TECATOR™ TI5031 offers high PV capabilities in bearing applications, primarily at high loads and low speeds.
  3. TECATOR™ GF30 (XP142T) is a 30% glass-filled grade, compression molded with superior stiffness and dimensional stability. It is available in a wide variety of custom tube, ring, rod and plate sizes.

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  • Excellent weather and gamma radiation resistance
  • Outstanding bearing and wear properties – At elevated temperatures, TECATOR™ TI5031 offers superior wear rates.
  • High strength and stiffness
  • Excellent electrical values – TECATOR™ TI5013 has a dielectric strength of 600 V/mil.
  • Good chemical resistance – TECATOR™ is not attacked by common solvents or fuels and is acceptable for use in contact with many acids.
  • Maintains a high proportion of mechanical properties over a broad temperature spectrum – cryogenic to 500°F.
  • TECATOR™ TI5013 and TI5031 are available in a wide variety of metric sizes in rod and plate

TECATOR™ (PAI) typical applications: 

  • Pump parts
  • valve seats
  • piston rings
  • seal rings
  • engine transmission parts
  • bearing cages

For the semiconductor industry, it is used for “burn in” test sockets, nests, chassis and other applications such as welding nozzle tips.

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