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Tecatron (Ensifide) PPS

New and Improved TECATRON PPS Shapes

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PolyPhenylene Sulfide

Tecatron (Ensifide) PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide

Tecatron PPS (formerly known as Ensifide ) offers the broadest resistance to chemicals of any advanced engineering plastic. They have no known solvents below 392F (200C) and are inert to steam, strong bases, fuels and acids.  Minimal moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of linear thermal expansion, combined with stress-relieving manufacturing, make PPS ideally suited for precise tolerance machined components.

 

TECATRON (ENSIFIDE) PPS GRADES
 
Tecatron (unfilled)
As an unfilled PPS material, Tecatron is easily machined to close tolerances. It is ideal for structural applications in corrosive environments or as a lower-temperature replacement for PEEK. Tecatron is off-white in color.

Tecatron GF 40 (40% Glass Reinforced)
This product is the most recognized filled grade of PPS. It offers better dimensional stability and thermal performance than unfilled Tecatron PPS and maintains its strength to above 425F (220C).

Tecatron PVX (Bearing Grade)
Bearing grade PPS is internally lubricated and carbon fiber reinforced offering a low coefficient of thermal expansion and uncompromised chemical resistance. It is well suited for thrust or wear applications or when an electrically conductive material is required.

 
APPLICATIONS
 
 Wafer clamping rings for semiconductor processing  light sockets  sensor housings  catalyst supports  flanges  thermal/electrical insulators  pump housings  chip carriers  valve bodies  switch and plug parts

 
TYPICAL PROPERTIES of TECATRON / ENSIFIDE PPS GRADES
ASTM or UL test Property Unfilled Grade 40% Glass Reinforced PVX (Bearing Grade)
PHYSICAL
D792 Density (lb/in)
(g/cm)
0.049
1.35
0.060
1.65
0.053
1.47
D570 Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%) 0.01 0.02 0.02
MECHANICAL
D638 Tensile Strength (psi) at break 12,500 26,800 16,600
D638 Tensile Modulus (psi) 530,000 2,030,000 1,450,000
D638 Tensile Elongation at Break (%) 4.0 1.9 1.5
D790 Flexural Strength (psi) 21,000 -- --
D790 Flexural Modulus (psi) 520,000 1,880,000 --
D695 Compressive Strength (psi) -- -- --
D695 Compressive Modulus (psi) -- -- --
D785 Hardness, Rockwell M93 -- --
D256 IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in) 0.5 -- --
THERMAL
D696 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10 -5 in./in./F)
2.8 2.2 3.0
D648 Heat Deflection Temp (F / C)
at 264 psi

230 / 110

500 / 260
--
D3418 Melting Temp (F / C) 540 / 282 540 / 282 540 / 282
- Max Operating Temp (F / C) 445 / 230 -- --
C177 Thermal Conductivity
(BTU-in/ft-hr-F)
(x 10 -4 cal/cm-sec-C)

2.08
7.17

1.73
5.96
--
UL94 Flammability Rating V-0 V-0 V-0
ELECTRICAL
D149 Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick 450 - -
D150 Dielectric Constant at 1 MHz 3 4 -
D150 Dissipation Factor at 1 MHz 0.0001 0.004 -
D257 Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) at 50% RH 10 16 10 13 -

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.
All values at 73F (23C) unless otherwise noted.

ENSIFIDE and TECATRON are registered trademarks of Ensinger Engineering Plastics, Inc.

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