TABLE 3-4 High-Performance Thermoplastics Used as Matrix Resins

Polymer

Type

Trade Name

Manufacturer

Tga, °F

Processing Temperature, °F

Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

Semicrystalline

APC-2b

ICI

290

650

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)

Semicrystalline

Ryton

Phillips

185

630

Polyarylene ketone

Semicrystalline

HTX

ICI

400

700-789

Polyarylene sulfide

Amorphous

PAS-II

Phillips

410

625-650

Polyetherimide (PEI)

Amorphous

Ultem (resin)

GE

Varies

Varies

 

 

Cypacb

American Cyanamid

 

 

 

 

Cypac 7000/7005

 

450

575-650

 

 

Cypac 7156

545

650-700

Polyarylether

Amorphous

Radel C

Amoco

476

650

Polyethersulfone

Amorphous

HTA

ICI

510

575

Polyamide-imide

Amorphous

Torlon

Amoco

470

650

Polyimide

Pseudothermoplastic

Avimid

Du Pont K-III

480

680

 

 

LaRC-TPI

Mitsui Toatsu, Rogers Corp.

482

660

 

 

2080

Lenzing

536

660

 

 

9725

Ciba-Geigy

536

660

a Tg is the glass transition temperature, the temperature at which a polymer changes from a rigid glassy solid to a soft rubbery solid.

b Prepreg.

Source: Johnston and Hergenrother (1987).



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