Discover More Plastics with More Performance
With over a dozen distinct families of high-performance and ultra-performance plastics, Solvay Advanced Polymers gives you more than any other company in the world. More material choices to more perfectly match your application needs. More support for developing smart new designs. They offer hundreds of different product formulations—including modified and reinforced resins— so you can tailor a solution to meet your precise requirements.
With fourteen distinct families of high-performance and ultra-performance plastics, Solvay Advanced Polymers gives design engineers worldwide more ways to solve top design challenges in automotive, healthcare, electronics, aerospace, plumbing, water purification and other demanding industries. Hundreds of different product formulations are available to meet an impressive range of end-use requirements, including high temperatures, mechanical stresses, aggressive chemicals and other severe service environments.
Their Spire® family of ultra polymers:
KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) – easy-to-mold ultra polymer offering outstanding chemical resistance and mechanical performance up to 300°C (570°F)
AvaSpire® PAEK – a family of polyaryletherketones (PAEK) that are tailored to provide new and unique combinations of performance and value
PrimoSpire® self-reinforced polyphenylene (SRP) – world’s stiffest, strongest unreinforced polymer with a remarkable combination of surface hardness, chemical resistance and inherent flame-retardant properties
EpiSpire® high-temperature sulfone (HTS) – Transparent amorphous polymer with excellent creep resistance at temperatures up to 265°C (510°F)
Torlon® polyamide-imide (PAI) – highest strength and stiffness of any thermoplastic up to 275°C (525°F) combined with superior resistance to chemicals, creep and wear
Their family of amorphous sulfone polymers:
Udel® polysulfone (PSU) -- Tough, transparent plastic with exceptional chemical resistance, good hydrolytic stability and an HDT of 345°F (174°C)
Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) – Super-tough transparent plastic with an HDT of 405°F (207°C), excellent chemical resistance and the unique ability to be steam sterilized without significant loss of properties.
Veradel® polyethersulfone (PESU) – Transparent plastic with a high HDT of 400°F (204°C) and better chemical resistance than Udel
Acudel® modified polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) – Opaque PPSU-alternative offering cost advantages where application requirements match the balance of properties.
Their semi-crystalline aromatic polyamides:
Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA) – high-temperature nylon with exceptional mechanical properties, an HDT of 535°F (280°C), excellent chemical resistance and low moisture uptake.
Ixef® polyarylamide (PARA) – aesthetic, structural specialty nylon that combines outstanding stiffness with exceptional surface appearance, plus low and slow water uptake, and great flow properties.
Additional semi-crystalline polymers:
Xydar® liquid crystal polymer (LCP) – high-flow, high-temperature plastic with an HDT of 570°F (300°C), and extremely high chemical resistance.
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