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High Performance > 300°F | Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)

TECATRON® PVX bearing grade PPS

TECATRON PPS is a high performance thermoplastic that combines good mechanical properties with excellent thermal and chemical resistance properties. There is no known solvent that dissolves TECATRON PPS at temperatures below 392°F. Its low ionic impurities make it an excellent choice for applications where high purity is a concern. TECATRON GF40 is a glass reinforced material that offers extremely high strength along with excellent chemical resistance properties. TECATRON PVX is a bearing grade PPS that is suitable for high load applications.

  • High purity characteristics
    Low ionic impurities are apparent.
  • Outstanding retention of mechanical properties under continuous use up to 338°F (170°C)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good electrical insulator
  • High mechanical strength
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Dimensional stability over wide variations of temperature and moisture
  • Creep resistance
    Long-term property retention.

TECATRON PPS's excellent thermal and chemical resistance along with its ionic impurities make an excellent choice for applications requiring low outgassing and high purity. TECATRON PPS is typically used in the automotive, electrical/ electronic, industrial, mechanical, appliance and semiconductor industries.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation PPS
Filler Lubricated
Density g/cm3 1.5
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 667,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 7,700
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI 7,700
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F %
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 1.5
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 696,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 13,200
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 479,000
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 6.7
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F
Melting Temperature °F 538
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F
Service Temperature Intermittent °F 500
Service Temperature Long Term °F 446
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 2.8*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F 0.215
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F 4.03
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square 104-1010
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm 107-1012
Dielectric Strength V/mil
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.02
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F %
Flammability UL 94 V-0
Food Grade N
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