Torlon® Polyamide-imide (PAI), an amorphous thermoplastic, has outstanding resistance to wear, creep, and chemicals – including strong acids and most organics: ideally suited for severe service environments.
Torlon® certification requires a combination of specialized equipment, processing excellence, materials expertise and rigorous quality control protocols. China Array is proud to be the first certified Torlon molder in China.
With sustained use temperatures from cryogenic to 275°C (525°F) and an amazing self-lubricity property, Torlon® provide an effective alternative to metal in high-temperature friction and wear applications in dry and lubricated environments.
Carbon-fiber and glass-fiber reinforced grades offer high modulus and tensile strength, exceptional creep and fatigue resistance. Thermal expansion characteristics similar to steel for close tolerance machining produce precision components used in repetitive-use, load-bearing operations.
Depending on the geometry of the part, Torlon® can be machined to tolerances of 0.001" (0.025 mm). Most plastics cannot be machined to these tight tolerances due to their inherent elasticity. Torlon is cured for three weeks during which time its polymers cross link to create a steel like structure with virtually no elasticity.
Torlon's cross linking during the cure cycle locks molded in inserts in place. Not all metal inserts can withstand the heat from curing. Check with one of China Array's engineers to see which metals can be specified for Torlon.