PPS Plastic Material & Machining
Chemically resistant & mechanically strong material with excellent electrical properties
As a high performance thermoplastic, polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) stands as a popular choice for rings, rotors, bearings, and steam or water applications. With a semi-crystalline construction, this polymer consists of a long-chain aromatic structure with alternating sulfur atoms that contributed to its incredible chemical and thermal properties.
It is chemically resistant, mechanically strong, and dimensionally stable at temps up to 425°F. It also boasts near zero moisture absorption, and it machines to tight tolerances.
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Key Facts About PPS
- Excellent chemical resistance
- Good dimensional stability
- Low creep
- Essentially zero moisture absorption
- Inherent flame resistance
- Excellent dimensional stability
- Good mechanical strength
- Fantastic electrical insulation properties
- Machines to tight tolerance
- Exceptional thermal stability and low thermal expansion
- UV resistant
Properties & Characteristics
PPS is a high-performance thermoplastic ideal for applications requiring chemical resistance and mechanical strength at high temperatures (up to 425°F).
|Grade||Product Characteristics||Common Applications|
|PPS||Essentially zero moisture absorption, good dimensional stability, excellent electrical properties||Electronics and aerospace components|
In addition to its other properties, PPS offers virtually zero moisture absorption, good dimensional stability, and excellent electrical properties - making it a strong choice for extreme operating conditions. PPS comes in a variety of stock shapes, and colors range from opaque white to light tan.
Common PPS Applications
- Steam or water applications