Torlon is a high performance, melt processable plastic material. It’s ability to perform under severe stress combined with its resistance to elevated temperatures makes it ideal for various applications across many industries. At Advanced Industrial, we offer various grades of Torlon to suit the needs of your application.

What Is Torlon?

Torlon is a high-strength, versatile plastic used in a variety of applications. This material features superior creep resistance and mechanical strength over a wide range of temperatures and a very low coefficient of linear thermal expansion. It is an amorphous material with a glass transition temperature of 537°F. Torlon’s resistance to chemicals, high-energy radiation, hydrolysis, and UV combined with its ability to maintain physical properties under extreme temperatures make Torlon ideal for applications exposed to severe environments.

Torlon can be compression molded, injection molded, and extruded in many grades, including:

  • Torlon 4203 is a structural/insulating grade that offers low thermal expansion, good insulating properties, and moderate coefficient of friction.
  • Torlon 4301 offers a reduced coefficient of friction, excellent wear, very little stick slip, and flex modulus over 1 million psi.
  • Torlon Plastic PartTorlon 4630 is a special grade bearing material for improved performance in high-wear conditions.
  • Torlon 5030 is a high modulus polyamide-imide containing 30% glass fibers well suited for electrical insulators and thermal isolators.
  • Torlon 7130 containing 30% carbon fiber is recognized as the strongest and stiffest of polyamide-imide grades. Torlon 7130 also has the lowest CLTE which closely matches both aluminum and many advanced composites. The high surface hardness resulting from the carbon fiber results in good wear resistance in well lubricated service.

Parts machined from Torlon stock shapes are strong and durable, making it a preferred material for many industries and applications.

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Torlon Industries & Applications

Torlon’s desirable performance characteristics make it suitable for applications across many industries. Torlon is commonly used for:

  • Semiconductor machinery parts
  • Aerospace components
  • Bearings and bushings
  • Pump and valve parts
  • Chip test sockets
  • Electrical connectors
  • Bearing cages
  • Seals
  • Compressor components
  • High temperature insulators

Benefits of Torlon

As a performance plastic, Torlon delivers a wide range of benefits for many applications, including:

  • Temperature resistance. Torlon withstands high temperatures without losing stability, strength, or rigidity. Its operating temperature can reach 500 °F (260°C) without compromising its properties after thousands of hours.
  • Compression strength and impact resistance. Torlon parts have greater compression strength and higher impact resistance when compared to other advanced engineering plastics.
  • Durability. Torlon has low flammability and is resistant to high levels of radiation, UV, water, and chemicals.
  • Creep resistance and linear thermal expansion. Torlon has a very low coefficient of linear thermal resistance and high creep resistance,

Torlon Parts

At Advanced Industrial, our Torlon material availability includes:

  • Extruded Sheet
  • Extruded Rod
  • Extruded Tubing
  • Compression Molded Sheet
  • Compression Molded Rod
  • Compression Molded Tubing
  • Compression Molded Rings and Disks
  • Injection Molded Tubing
  • Custom Gears
  • Custom Bearings and Wear Components
  • Tight Tolerance CNC Machined Components

Advanced Industrial for Torlon Machining Solutions

At Advanced Industrial, we specialize in machining Torlon and other high-performance plastics as a tier-1 plastic CNC machining shop. Contact the experts at Advanced Industrial to learn more about our machining capabilities today.

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