APC (PEI) thermoplastic composite tapes

Solvay’s APC (PEI) is poly(etherimide) Ultem® thermoplastic polymer prepregged by Solvay. APC (PEI) composites may be processed over a wide temperature range using a variety of processing techniques including stamping, diaphragm forming, fiber placement and autoclave forming.
APC (PEI) composites are used where high toughness and ease of fabrication are necessary. Typical applications for Solvay’s APC (PEI) include aircraft and helicopter structures as well as industrial components.
Features and Benefits

- High temperature amorphous polymer matrix 
- Dry Tg at 410°F (210°C). 
- Low flammability and smoke emissions 
- High toughness and damage tolerance 
 - Broad Chemical Resistance 
- Processed using wide range of fabrication techniques at 500°F - 650°F (260°C - 343°C) 
- Indefinite shelf life at ambient conditions


  • Global Business Unit
    Composite Materials
  • Synonyms
    apc; pei; TP; thermoplastics; prepreg;


Segments Applications
Airframe Secondary structural materials | Primary structural materials
Segments Applications
Lightweighting Structural & Semi-Structural Parts

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Composites Thermoplastic Polyetherimide (PEI)

Region of commercial availability

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe / Middle East / Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America

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