What is PI material?

What is PI material?

PI material, (chemically known as Polyimides) is manufactured by Ensinger in standard stock shapes for machining and is produced in sheet, rod and tube. PI plastic is a non melting high temperature polymer. Strength, dimensional stability, and creep resistance remain high even at temperatures above 260°C.

What is PI substrate?

Polyimide (sometimes abbreviated PI) is a polymer containing imide groups belonging to the class of high performance plastics. With their high heat-resistance, polyimides enjoy diverse applications in roles demanding rugged organic materials, e.g. high temperature fuel cells, displays, and various military roles.

What is PI coating?

Coating. Overview- Polyimide. (PI) is a group of high performing polymers known for their exceptional chemical, thermal, and mechanical performance properties. Polyimides generally demonstrate excellent thermal stability in high as well as low temperatures.

What are the different types of polyimides?

Polyimides exist in two formats: thermosetting and thermoplastic. Depending upon the constitution of their main chain, Polyimide can be classified as aliphatic, aromatics, semi-aromatics thermoplastics and thermosets. Aromatic polyimides are derived from an aromatic dianhydride and diamine.

Is polyimide a thermoplastic?

Polyimides may be thermoplastic, with a high melt viscosity requiring high pressure to form molded parts. Examples include SKYBOND® molding resins and KAPTON® films. Polyimides may also be thermosetting, whereby imide oligomers are crosslinked into a three-dimensional network.

What are elastomers examples?

Examples of elastomers include natural rubbers, styrene-butadiene block copolymers, polyisoprene, polybutadiene, ethylene propylene rubber, ethylene propylene diene rubber, silicone elastomers, fluoroelastomers, polyurethane elastomers, and nitrile rubbers.

Is Kapton a thermoplastic?

Kapton® is an effective insulator and has excellent radiation resistance which makes it a good choice for parts and components in demanding applications across many industries, including aerospace. Kapton® is an unfilled polyimide thermoplastic material.

Is elastomer a plastic?

Elastomer is shorthand for elastic polymer. Elastomers are viscoelastic: sticky, very elastic polymers (plastics).

What is Polybenzimidazole used for?

Due to its high stability, polybenzimidazole is used to fabricate high-performance protective apparel such as firefighter’s gear, astronaut space suits, high temperature protective gloves, welders’ apparel and aircraft wall fabrics. Polybenzimidazole has been applied as a membrane in fuel cells.

How is Kapton made?

Polyimide film, the generic name of of DuPont’s tradename Kapton®, is synthesized by polymerizing PMDA and ODA in strong polar solvents through the process of forming film and imine treatment at high temperature. It performs well in a wide range of temperatures as low as ‑452°F (-269°C) and as high as +500°F(+260°).

What is the use of polyamide?

Polyamide Resin Uses Polyamide is common in textiles like clothing and carpets. It also often features in the production of items that require both strength and flexibility, including fishing line, electrical connectors, gears, guitar picks and strings and medical implants.

What is Pu-elastomer?

PU elastomers are formed by combining hard (isocyanate) and elastic (polyol) parts, and changing these selections creates the superiour qualities of the polyurethane elastomers. Raw materials used in PU-elastomer production can be split in four groups

What is Polyimide (PI)?

Polyimides (PI) – Popular Applications Polyimide (also known as PI or Kapton) is widely employed for electronic applications in aerospace and automotive industry due to its excellent mechanical strength, electrically insulating properties and thermal stability.

What are polyurethane elastomers (pus)?

Polyurethane elastomers (PU) are part of the polyurethane group, and castable polyurethane elastomers are thus only a small part of the global polyurethane production and use.

Why do Aromatic polyimides have a lower coefficient of thermal expansion?

This phenomenon results in lower coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) than those found for thermoplastic polymers having coiled, flexible chains. Additionally, the morphology of long, linear ordered chains provides solvent resistance to the aromatic polyimides.