Ultem material is a family of polyimide thermoplastic resins, of type amorphous polyetherimide. Ultem resins are used in medical and chemical instrumentation due to their heat resistance, solvent resistance and flame resistance. Ultem® 1000 (standard, unfilled polyetherimide) offers excellent chemical resistance, high dielectric strength, natural flame resistance, and extremely low smoke generation. Ultem’s® has exceptionally high mechanical properties and performs in continuous use to 340ÄF (170ÄC) Rated UL 94V-0 with low smoke KPSI. Ultem is available in glass-reinforced grades 30% (Ultem 2300), 20% (Ultem 2200), 10% (Ultem 2100). Read the Ultem material highlights and applications below. Request a quote for our plastic manufacturing services today.

Material Highlights:

  • Heat and flame resistance
  • Broad chemical resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • High dielectric strength
  • Natural flame resistance
  • Extremely low smoke generation
  • Exceptionally high mechanical properties
  • Available in FDA compliant colors
  • Exceptionally machinable
  • Cost-savings benefits

Applications:

  • Medical reusable devices with a wide range of sterilization methods
  • Aerospace and transportation
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