Stanyl has a temperature resistance similar to high heat materials like PPS,
polysulfones, PEI and LCP's and above the well-known engineering plastics such
as polyamide 6 or 66 and polyesters. Stanyl stands out from these other
materials through its mechanical performance over the full temperature range.
This is a critical factor in today's high-tech world where performance over a
wide temperature range can often be of critical importance.
When designing with thermoplastics, the properties of a material for a given
set of environmental conditions need to meet the critical design level
required of the component. Most properties decrease as temperature increases
and heat aging also occurs. Consequently performance at high temperature,
either continuous and/or short term, need to be considered when high
temperature conditions apply.
Short-term heat performance
An indication for the short term
temperature performance of a material is its stiffness and strength level at
elevated temperatures, for instance between 100°C and 290°C. This
stiffness/strength level at elevated temperatures should be considered as the
critical level to design for, since room temperature levels for
stiffness/strength are in general much higher, even after moisture absorption.
Flexural modulus versus temperature.