TECAFORM® is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic offering high strength, stiffness and toughness. TECAFORM® is resistant to hot water, hydrocarbons and solvents, and it possesses good bearing and wear properties. It is available in natural and black grades. TECAFORM® is commonly used as bushings, rollers, wear strips and other applications requiring a combination of strength, low moisture absorption, chemical resistance and dimensional stability. Natural colored sheets are FDA compliant.
- No centerline porosity
- Low moisture absorption
- Excellent machinability
- Good combination of mechanical properties
- Chemical resistance to fuels and solvents
TECAFORM™ is resistant to aqueous solutions with pH values ranging from 4 to 14.
- Good wear and abrasion properties
- Good dimensional stability
- Good property retention at elevated temperatures
- Blue Grades are also manufactured from resin that is FDA compliant
TECAFORM® is used in a wide variety of industrial applications requiring good strength and toughness, dimensional stability, wear resistance and the ability to operate in a wet environment with little absorption. Material handling, machinery and fluid handling are some of the common industries utilizing TECAFORM®’s combination of properties. Typical applications are gears, wear strips, bushings, pump parts, fittings and rollers.
|Mechanical||Modulus of elasticity (tensile test)||@ 73°F||380,000||psi||ASTM D 638|
|Tensile strength at yield||@ 73°F||8,800||psi||ASTM D 638|
|Elongation at break||@ 73°F||25||%||ASTM D 638|
|Flexural Strength||@ 73°F||11,000||psi||ASTM D 790|
|Modulus of Elasticity (flexural test)||@ 73°F||360,000||psi||ASTM D 790|
|Compression strength||4,500||psi||ASTM D 695|
|Impact strength (Izod)||@ 73°F||1.0||ft-lbs/in||–|
|Rockwell hardness||@ 73°F M Scale||86||%||ASTM D 785|
|Coefficient of friction||Dynamic, 40 psi, 50 fpm||.21||ASTM D 3702|
|Wear rate||40 psi, 50 fpm||65 x 10-10||in3-min/ft-lbs-hr||ASTM D 3702|
|Deflection temperature||@ 66 psi||316||°F||ASTM D 648|
|Deflection temperature||@ 264 psi||230||°F||ASTM D 648|
|Service temperature||Long term||195||°F||– 1)||1) per UL746B|
|Thermal expansion (CLTE)||4.7*10-5||in/in/°F||ASTM D 696|
|Electrical||Volume resistivity||1.0 x 1014||Ω*cm||ASTM D 257|
|Dielectric strength||500||V/mil||ASTM D 149|
|Dissipation factor||@ 60 Hz, 73°F||0.001||%||ASTM D 150|
|Dielectric constant||@ 60 Hz, 73°F, 50% RH||3.7||%||ASTM D 150|
|Other||Moisture absorption||@ 24 hrs, 73°F||0.22||%||ASTM D 570|
|Moisture absorption||@ saturation, 73°F||0.80||%||ASTM D 570|
|Flammability (UL94)||UL 94||HB||%||2)||2) at 1.5mm thickness injection molded sample|
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