Udel® P-1700 LCD polysulfone is especially well suited for the fabrication of porous membranes for filtration applications. The membranes are usually in the form of hollow fibers, but tube, plate or spiral wound forms are also used. The membranes are used in a variety of applications, such as potable water treatment, waste water treatment, blood processing, pharmaceutical purification, gas separation, dairy product processing and for processing a variety of food products. This resin offers the membrane producer good solubility in commercially available dipolar aprotic solvents, such as dimethylacetamide (DMAC), dimethylformamide, (DMF) and N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP), which are completely miscible in water, very good control of pore size and pore size distribution, high membrane strength and good film-forming properties. Typical grades of polysulfone contain a cyclic dimer that can precipitate from solution, plugging the process filters and limiting the life of the dope solutions. Udel® P-1700 NT LCD is specially manufactured to have a lower amount of cyclic dimer. It also has a higher number average molecular weight (Mn) for a given weight average molecular weight (Mw) leading to higher fiber strength, which means fewer fiber breakages, fewer surface defects and fewer rejects. The resultant membranes have excellent hydrolytic stability and are compatible with pHs ranging from 2 to 13. They tolerate a variety of cleaning methods, including hydrochloric acid or sodium hydroxide. The resin has a Tg of 185°C indicating high thermal resistance. - Transparent: Udel P-1700 NT LCD

Identity

  • Global Business Unit
    Specialty Polymers
  • Brand
    UDEL® PSU
  • Synonyms
    PSU

Markets

Segments Applications
Homecare Air & Water Care | Surface Care
Industrial & Institutional Care Air & Water Care | Surface Care
Household Goods Brown Goods | Furniture | Power Tools & Garden | White Goods
Personal Care Colour Cosmetics | Hair Care | Oral Care | Skin Care
Segments Applications
Energy savings Cooling & Heating systems
Segments Applications
Process Efficiency Fab Process Equipment
Segments Applications
Medical Devices Implantable devices
Medical Equipment & Instruments Membranes | Re-usable devices & instruments | Surgical cases & trays | Sterilization (sterilization cases & trays) | Diagnostic, treatment & monitoring equipment | Medical Equipment (no instruments)

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Specialty Polymers Sulfone Polymers Polysulfone

Region of commercial availability

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe / Middle East / Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America
Not available in Middle East/Africa

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