choice of which high performance material to use is often based on
slight variations in their properties. For this reason, ENSINGER has
complemented its product range with the high performance polyamide-imide
thermoplastic, TECATOR to satisfy the highest requirements. The material
has particularly high thermal resilience and can be used both for
cryogenic and high temperature applications up to 270 C. Furthermore,
the very rigid material TECATOR exhibits high mechanical strength and
Due to its low coefficient of thermal expansion and
extremely high creep resistance, the material is particularly suitable
for highly demanding components. Further characteristics are high
long-term stability and high fatigue strength; TECATOR is also
self-extinguishing in accordance with UL 94 V-0.
Good chemical resistance is a further characteristic - TECATOR is
resistant to conventional solvents, lubricants and fuels and can be used
in contact with many different acids. It is also very resistant to
ENSINGER supplies the unfilled yellow-brown TECATOR 5013 and the
black tribologically modified TECATOR 5031 PVX in the form of rods and
sheets. Both versions can be easily machined using conventional tools
In addition to the above mentioned general property profile, modified
TECATOR 5031 PVX also has excellent abrasion resistance, plus good
anti-friction and sliding properties.
Due to its outstanding material properties, TECATOR is suitable for
use in automotive engineering, electronics, cryotechnology and in the
aeronautical and aerospace engineering fields. It is also the material
of choice for demanding components in the fields of precision
engineering, mechanical engineering, medical engineering, vacuum
technology, as well as semi-conductor technology.
In comparison to metallic assemblies, components made of TECATOR are
lighter but offer comparable properties and are used when weight savings
TECATOR is suitable for switches and connecting parts, plain
bearings, bushes, discs, piston rings, valve seats, sliding tracks, ball
bearings, ball valves, casters, insulating parts and mechanically and
thermally stressed engineering parts.