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Semitron® ESd 520HR
High-Resistivity Static Dissipative PAI Specifications

904 West 6th Street, Shiner, Texas 77984 USA
Phone: 1-361-594-2941     Fax: 1-361-594-2349     E-Mail:


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click to resize photo Semitron® ESd 520HR is a static dissipative reinforced PolyAmide-Imide (Torlon ®). This material has the same general properties as Torlon ® 5530, but with static dissipative properties throughout -- resistivity in the range of 1010 to 1012. It is thermally stable to temperatures of 520°F (270°C) without degradation. Semitron ® ESd 520HR offers high structural strength and stiffness combined with excellent dimensional stability. This material is available in sheets and rods and is  GREEN-BLACK  in color.

Semitron® ESd 520HR is ideal for making nests, sockets and contactors for test equipment and other electronic device handling components. While typical carbon-fiber-enhanced products become irreversibly more conductive when exposed to moderate voltage, only Semitron® ESd 520HR maintains its dielectric performance at high voltages (>100V), while maintaining its mechanical properties.
( see also standard Torlon PAI Specifications )

Semitron® ESd is a family of static dissipative products designed for use where electrical discharge in operation is a problem. They are commonly used for sensitive electronic components including integrated circuits, hard disk drives, and circuit boards. Semitron® products are also an excellent choice for material handling applications, and components in high speed electronic printing and reproducing equipment.

Semitron® ESd products are inherently dissipative. They do not rely on atmospheric phenomena (humidity) to activate, nor are surface treatments used to achieve dissipation. Static electicity is dissipated through these products as readily as it is dissipated along the surface.

See other available Semitron® ESd Family grades:
Semitron ESd 225 | Semitron ESd 410C | Semitron ESd 420 | Semitron ESd 480 | Semitron ESd 490HR | Semitron ESd 500HR | Semitron ESd 520HR

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ASTM or UL test Property Semitron® ESd 520HR
D792 Density (lb/in³)
D570 Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%) 0.6
D638 Tensile Strength (psi) 12,000
D638 Tensile Modulus (psi) 800,000
D638 Tensile Elongation at Break (%) 3
D790 Flexural Strength (psi) 20,000
D790 Flexural Modulus (psi) 850,000
D695 Compressive Strength (psi) 30,000
D695 Compressive Modulus (psi) 600,000
D785 Hardness, Rockwell M108
D256 IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in) 0.8
D696 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
D648 Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi

520 / 271
D3418 Glass Transition Temp (°F / °C) 527 / 271
- Max Operating Temp (°F / °C) 500 / 260
C177 Thermal Conductivity
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)

UL94 Flammability Rating V-0
D149 Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick -
D150 Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz -
D150 Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz -
EOS/ESD S11.11 Surface Resistivity (ohms/square) 1010 - 1012

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.
All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.
SEMITRON is a registered trademark of Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.
TORLON is a registered trademark of Solvay Advanced Polymers.

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