PEI Resin

PEI 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.

MaterialPEI
Chemical NamePolyetheretherketone
 StructureAmorphous
OpacityAmber – Transparent
StrengthStrong
Specific Gravity1.27
Shrinkage0.85% – 1.1%
Melting Point424°F – 464°F
 Deflection Temperature392°F – 446°F
Service Temperature338°F

Applications

PEI resin is ideal fro applications that require high physical strength, high temperature stability, excellent electrical insulation properties, and where flame retardance is needed. Some common applications for PEI resin include:

  • Automotive Exterior
  • Automotive Interior
  • Appliance Housings
  • Bearings
  • Metal Replacements/Alternatives
  • Medical Devices
Advantages
  • Cost-Effective PEEK Alternative
  • Heat Resistant
  • Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
Disadvantages
  • Lower Impact Strength than PEEK
  • Notch-Sensitive
  • High Processing Temperatures Required
  • Attacked by Strong Bases & Partially Halogenated Solvents
  • Limited Colorability