Polyamide-imides are thermoplastic amorphous polymers that have exceptional mechanical, thermal and chemical resistant properties. These properties put polyamide-imides at the top of the price and performance pyramid. Polyamide-imides are produced by Solvay Advanced Polymers under the trademark Torlon. Other high-performance polymers in this same realm are polyetheretherketones and polyimides.
Polyamide-imides hold, as the name suggests, a positive synergy of properties from both polyamides and polyimides, such as high strength, melt processibility, exceptional high heat capability, and broad chemical resistance. Polyamide-imide polymers can be processed into a wide variety of forms – from injection or compression molded parts and ingots – to coatings, films, fibers and adhesives. Generally these articles reach their maximum properties with a subsequent thermal cure process.
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