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Torlon® 5030 PAI
Glass-Reinforced PolyAmide-Imide Datasheet

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click to resize photo Torlon ® PAI is the highest performing melt processable plastic. It has superior resistance to elevated temperatures. It is capable of performing under severe stress conditions at continuous temperatures to 500°F (260°C). Parts machined from Torlon ® PAI stock shapes provide greater compressive strength and higher impact resistance than most advanced engineering plastics. Its extremely low coefficient of linear thermal expansion and high creep resistance deliver excellent dimensional stability over its entire use range. PAI is an amorphous material with a Tg (glass transition temperature) of 537°F (280°C).

Torlon 5030 PAI (Extruded)

Torlon ® 5030 is 30% glass reinforced, extruded PAI. It is ideal for higher load structural or electronic applications. This grade is similar in composition to Torlon ® 5530 PAI (compression molded). It is selected for smaller shapes or when the greatest degree of dimensional control is required. Applications include burn-in sockets, gears, valve plates, impellers, rotors, terminal strips, and insulators. NOTE: Torlon 5030 was also formerly known as Torlon 4XG.

Torlon ® 5030 extruded PAI is the same formulation as compression molded Torlon 5530 PAI, but has been made into stock shapes using a different manufacturing process. The resulting material is similar to 5530, but has slightly different mechanical properties. See Torlon 5530 Compression Molded PAI datasheet for comparison, or these two glass-reinforced grades side-by-side here.

Extruded Torlon ® 5030 is typically only available in thin sheets and small diameter rods. Check with us for availability of 5030 in the size you need. (see also Duratron T5030 PAI)
see also datasheets for:
Torlon | Electrical Grade Torlon | Bearing Grade Torlon | Glass-Filled Torlon | Carbon-Filled Torlon



ASTM or UL test Property Torlon® 5030
D792 Density (lb/in³)
D570 Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%) 0.3
D570 Water Absorption, Saturation (%) 1.5
D638 Tensile Strength (psi) 23,000
D638 Tensile Modulus (psi) 1,000,000
D638 Tensile Elongation at Break (%) 4.0
D790 Flexural Strength (psi) 30,000
D790 Flexural Modulus (psi) 980,000
D732 Shear Strength (psi) -
D695 Compressive Strength (psi) 40,000
D695 Compressive Modulus (psi) 700,000
D785 Hardness, Rockwell E90
D256 IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in) 1.0
PTM 55007 Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs. Steel) Dynamic -
PTM 55007 Limiting PV (4:1 Safety Factor) (ft-lb-in2-min -
PTM 55010 Wear Factor "k" x 10-10(in3-min/ft-lb-hr -
E-831 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
D648 Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi

D3418 Glass Transition Temp (°F / °C) 527 / 275
- 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 700
D150 Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz 6.3
D150 Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz 0.050
EOS/ESD S11.11 Surface Resistivity (ohms/square) > 1013

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.
DURATRON is a registered trademark of Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.
Torlon is a registered trademark of SABIC Advanced Polmers (formerly GE Plastics)

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