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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