PAI Resin

PAI Resin Properties & Uses

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Please Note: PMC does not sell the material listed below.  We only use the material list to inform visitors that we are experienced in processing  these materials for many fine products.

MaterialPAI
Chemical NamePAI; Polyamide-imide; PI; Polyimide
 StructureAmorphous
OpacityOpaque
StrengthVery Strong
Specific Gravity1.42
Shrinkage0.6% – 0.9%
Melting Point820° F
 Deflection Temperature532°F
Service Temperature500°F

Applications

PAI resin is used extensively in wire coatings.

Advantages
  • Possesses a Greater Heat Resistance than any other Unfilled Organic Material
  • Exceptional Mechanical, Thermal, Heat, Chemical & Fire Properties
Disadvantages
  • Difficult to Process – High Temperatures Required
  • Limited Resistance to Hydrolysis
  • High Cost