Torlon® PAI combines the mechanical and ultra-high temperature benefits of a polyimide with the significant advantage of being melt-processable like any standard polyamide. It is not difficult to process Torlon® PAI, as it can be molded in any standard injection molding machine. However, a very low compression screw is required and a few other modifications are necessary. In addition, a curing step is required to maximize both mechanical and chemical resistance properties. This curing step has to be managed with standard state-of-the-art ovens.
Qualified Torlon® PAI processors are present in all regions of the world, and they demonstrate outstanding processing capabilities with world class yields and excellent quality. In order to maintain and ensure that the highest quality standards are met, we require that all Torlon® PAI molders become an “Approved Molder” via a Solvay qualification process.
If you need to locate an approved Torlon® PAI molder or if you like to become an approved molder, please contact your Solvay Specialty Polymers Technical Marketing Representative.