PAS Resin

PAS Resin Characteristics & 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.

MaterialPAS
Chemical NamePAS; Polyarylsulfone; PSU; Poolysulfone
StructureAmorphous
OpacityTransparent
StrengthRigid
Specific Gravity1.44
Shrinkage0.1%-0.6%
Melting Point649°F-710°F
Deflection Temperature400°F-416°F
Service Temperature302°F
ApplicationsPAS resin is most commonly used in electrical applications as well as:

  • Electrical Insulation

  • Automotive Headlights

  • Water Fittings

  • Filters

  • Containers

  • Microwave Dishes

Advantages

  • Stable Thermoplastic

  • Resistant to High & Low Temperatures

  • Resistant to Greases, Chemicals & Many Solvents

  • Excellent Impact Strength

  • High Strength

  • Very High Surface Temperature Limits

  • Low Creep

  • Good Electrical Characteristics

  • Self-Extinguishing Ability

Disadvantages

  • Attached by some Solvents

  • Poor Weatherability

  • Subject to Stress Cracking

  • Processing Difficulties

  • Low Moisture Absorption