Dimensionally stable material with excellent heat resistance

Turned Torlon machined ringWhy choose Torlon?

  • Heat resistant to 500F
  • High impact and compressive strength
  • Low creep
  • Chemical resistance

What are some common Torlon applications?

  • Aerospace components
  • Medical devices
  • Metal processing components
  • Electrical devices

Torlon machined components have superior resistance to high stress conditions at elevated temperatures to 500F. Torlon’s high impact and compressive strength set it above other high performance engineered plastics. Dimensional stability via low creep and low coefficient of thermal expansion add to the advantages of the material.  Torlon parts are resistant to aromatic, aliphatic, chlorinated, and fluorinated hydrocarbons. Torlon is generally more difficult to machine and requires carbide tooling. It is available in two grades: Torlon 4203 and Torlon 4301.

Grade Product Characteristics Common Applications
Torlon 4203Heat resistance, dimensional stability, low coefficient of thermal expansionElectrical insulation at elevated temperatures, devices requiring radiation resistance
Torlon 4301High impact and compressive strength, excellent heat resistanceBearings, seals, and valves for non-lubricated applications

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