Torlon® AI-10 is a polyamideimide (PAI) powder developed for the performance coatings industry. As a liquid polymer solution, the resin is incorporated into the formulation of engineered coatings; often as the principal primer, binder, or high temperature adhesive component. As a powder, the resin is used in specialty composites and unique dry spray applications. Coatings based on the Torlon® AI-10 polymer yield durable, abrasion resistant, thermally stable films that do not exhibit unwanted thermoplastic properties. The resin has superior resistance to organic solvents and a wide array of other commercial and industrial chemicals. Outstanding tribological characteristics are afforded both by the resin as well as its unparalleled intra-coat adhesion to fluoropolymers. Coatings based on AI-10 polymer have been shown to be cost effective in electrical/electronic, high temperature decorative and corrosion preventative applications. Magnet wire insulation and protective coatings for printed circuit boards are some of the electrical uses. Industrial applications include primers and decorative topcoats for cookware, appliances and housewares. AI-10 polymer has been combined with fluoropolymers to produce high-performance, low-friction, corrosion-resistant coatings that provide protection to saw blades, gears, carburetor needles and lawn and garden tools. Torlon AI-10 is also used for high-strength, high-temperature adhesives. Excellent bond strengths have been observed with stainless steel, aluminum and titanium alloys and polyimide films. A special grade (called AI-10 LM) has been developed to reduce the amount of residual methylene dianline (MDA) monomer to below the 1000ppm level specified in hazard communication regulations. A water soluable analogue of AI-10 (called Torlon® AI-30) is also available.