PES Resin

PES Resin Characteristics & Uses

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MaterialPES
Chemical NamePolyether Sulphone
StructureAmorphous
OpacityTransparent
StrengthVery Tough
Specific Gravity1.37
Shrinkage0.67% to 0.75%
Melting Point446°F
Deflection Temperature399°-417°F
Service Temperature374°F
ApplicationsPES resin is commonly used for applications such as:

  • High Temperature Metal Replacement

  • Medical

  • Automotive

  • Electrical

AdvantagesPolyether Sulfone is a thermoplastic polymer similar to PSU. It is very tough and exhibits exceptional stability at high temperatures. Other PES resin advantages include:

  • High Strength

  • Low Moisture Absorption

  • Very High Surface Temperature Limits

  • Low Creep

  • Good Electrical Characteristics

  • Self-Extinguishing Ability

  • Resistant to Common Greases, Many Solvents & Chemicals

  • Good Transparency

  • Exceptional Stability at High Temperatures

  • Chemical & Heat Resistant

    Disadvantages

    • Attacked by Some Solvents

    • Poor Weatherability

    • Subject to Stress Cracking

    • Difficult to Process

    • High Cost