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Polyimide – High Performance Without the Weight of Metals

High-performance polyimide can serve as a valuable alternative to metals in demanding applications where weight reduction is also needed. Well-suited for use throughout diverse industries, this lightweight polymer is stable across a broad temperature range (-270°C to 300°C) and offers other outstanding characteristics:

  • Superb radiation resistance
  • Low outgassing in vacuum
  • Excellent electrical insulation properties
  • Low flammability
  • High strength

Goodfellow offers polyimide in a range of forms that include films, laminates, sheets, rods, tubes and fibres. The comprehensive range of Kapton®* (polyimide) films includes unfilled (HN) and a number of filled grades with enhanced performance:

  • Electrical conductivity
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Improved corona resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Opacity

For more information about polyimide from Goodfellow, call 0800 731 4653 (UK) or +44 (0) 1480 424 800, email [email protected], or visit the Goodfellow Catalogue.

Goodfellow is a leading supplier of metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials to meet the needs of science and industry worldwide. The company specialises in supplying small quantities (a few grammes to a few kilos) of metals and materials for research, prototype development and specialised manufacturing applications. Standard products can be found online at the comprehensive Goodfellow Catalogue. Custom products and materials in larger quantities are available upon request at [email protected].


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