Polysulphone

Alternative and trade names
Udel®, Ultrason® S
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Description

An amorphous, transparent and pale amber high performance thermoplastic, similar to PES. It offers very good radiation resistance, good chemical and hydrolysis resistance and low ionic impurity levels. It has slightly lower temperature resistance than PES, but does offer lower moisture absorption levels than PES, although drying is still essential before thermoforming. It has poor fatigue characteristics and is prone to environmental stress cracking but has good long term thermal ageing resistance. Its chemical resistance is also very similar to PES.

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Properties

General

Density

ρ

1.24 g/cm³ at 20 °C

Limiting oxygen index

LOI

30 % at 20 °C

Water absorption, equilibrium

cwater,equib

0.4 % at 20 °C

Mechanical

Elastic modulus

E

2.48 GPa at 20 °C

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Elongation

A

50 - 100 % at 20 °C

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Hardness, Rockwell M

HRM

91 [-] at 20 °C

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Impact strength, Izod notched

IIzod,not

69 kJ/m² at 20 °C

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Tensile strength

Rm

70 MPa at 20 °C

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Thermal

Coefficient of thermal expansion

α

5.6E-5 1/K at 20 °C

Flammability

UL 94 - HB

Heat deflection temperature, 1.80 MPa

HDT1.8,MPa

174 °C

Max service temperature

Tmax

150 - 180 °C

Electrical

Dielectric constant, 1MHz

εr,1MHz

3.1 [-] at 20 °C

Dielectric strength

EDS

17 kV/mm at 20 °C

Dissipation factor, 1MHz

ε''1MHz

5E-3 [-] at 20 °C

Electrical resistivity

ρel

5.00E+14 Ω·m at 20 °C

Technological properties

Application areas

Applications include use in food processing equipment such as milking machines, pumps, valves, filtration plates, heat exchangers and various medical components requiring repeated steam sterilisation.

Other

Chemical Resistance: Acids (concentrated) Fair, Acids (dilute) Good, Alcohols Good, Alkalis Good, Aromatic hydrocarbons Fair, Greases and Oils Good, Halogens Good, Ketones Poor

Radiation resistance

Good

UV resistance

Poor

This material data has been provided by Goodfellow.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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