Radel® R-5000 Datasheet

Polyphenylsulfone

Supplied by Solvay Specialty Polymers

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Product Description
Radel® R-5000 is a transparent polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) which offers exceptional hydrolytic stability, and toughness superior to other commercially-available, high-temperature engineering resins. This resin also offer high deflection temperatures and outstanding resistance to environmental stress cracking. Radel® polymers are inherently flame retardant, provide excellent thermal stability and possess good electrical properties.

  • Smoke: Radel® R-5000 CL 301
  • Amber: Radel® R-5000 NT
  • Blue: Radel® R-5000 TR BU391
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
 
Features 
  • Acid Resistant
  • Autoclave Sterilizable
  • Base Resistant
  • Biocompatible
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Detergent Resistant
  • E-beam Sterilizable
  • Ethylene Oxide Sterilizable
  • Flame Retardant
  • General Purpose
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Good Electrical Properties
  • Good Sterilizability
  • Good Thermal Stability
  • Heat Sterilizable
  • High ESCR (Stress Crack Resist.)
  • High Heat Resistance
  • Hydrolytically Stable
  • Radiation (Gamma) Resistant
  • Radiation Sterilizable
  • Radiotranslucent
  • Steam Resistant
  • Steam Sterilizable
  • Thermal Aging Resistant
  • Ultra High Toughness
Uses 
  • Automotive Applications
  • Dental Applications
  • Food Service Applications
  • Hospital Goods
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical/Healthcare Applications
  • Membranes
  • Surgical Instruments
Agency Ratings 
  •  1
  •  2
 
RoHS Compliance 
Automotive Specifications 
Appearance 
  • Clear/Transparent
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Blow Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Film Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
  • Machining
  • Profile Extrusion
  • Sheet Extrusion
  • Thermoforming
Multi-Point Data 
  • Isothermal Stress vs. Strain (ISO 11403-1)
  • Secant Modulus vs. Strain (ISO 11403-1)
  • Viscosity vs. Shear Rate (ISO 11403-2)
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density / Specific Gravity
 
ASTM D792
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (365°C/5.0 kg)
g/10 min
ASTM D1238
Molding Shrinkage - Flow (0,125 in)
in/in
ASTM D955
Water Absorption
    ASTM D570
24 hr
%
 
Equilibrium
%
 
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus (0,125 in)
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Strength (0,125 in)
psi
ASTM D638
Tensile Elongation
    ASTM D638
Yield, 0,125 in
%
 
Break, 0,125 in
%
 
Flexural Modulus (0,125 in)
psi
ASTM D790
Flexural Strength (5,0% Strain, 0,125 in)
psi
ASTM D790
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Notched Izod Impact (0,125 in)
ft·lb/in
ASTM D256
Tensile Impact Strength (0,125 in)
ft·lb/in²
ASTM D1822
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Deflection Temperature Under Load (264 psi, Unannealed, 0,125 in)
°F
ASTM D648
Glass Transition Temperature
°F
ASTM E1356
CLTE - Flow (0,125 in)
in/in/°F
ASTM D696
Electrical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Volume Resistivity
ohms·cm
ASTM D257
Dielectric Strength
    ASTM D149
0,00100 in
V/mil
 
0,125 in
V/mil
 
Dielectric Constant (0,125 in, 60 Hz)
 
ASTM D150
Flammability
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Flame Rating 4 (0,030 in)
 
UL 94
Optical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Refractive Index
 
ASTM D542
Additional Information
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Steam Sterilization - w/ Morpholine  5
Cycles
 
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: High Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance, High ESCR, Stress Cracking Resistant, Good Thermal Stability, Good Chemical Resistance, Chemical Resistant, Good Electrical Properties, Detergent Resistant, Detergent Resistance, Good Dimensional Stability, Dimensionally Stable, High Heat Resistance, Heat Resistant, Steam Sterilization, Steam Sterilizable, Good Starilizability, Sterilizable, Autoclave Sterilization, Autoclave Sterilizable, e-beam Sterilization, E-beam Sterilizable, electron beam, electron-beam, electron beam radiation, e-beam radiation, Ethylene Oxide Sterilizable, EtO Sterilizable, EtO Sterilization, Ethylene Oxide Sterilizable, Radiation Sterilizable, Radiation Sterilization, gamma sterilization, gamma sterilizable, Ultra High Toughness, Good Thermal Aging Resistance, Thermal Aging Resistant, Heat Sterilizable, Radiation Resistant, Gamma Stable, Gamma Resistant, Radiation Stable.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Medical Applications, Automotive Applications, Automotive Sector, Medical Appliances, Medical Devices.
Automotive Specifications
This plastic material has approval for 1 automotive specifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of specifications for that agency): ASTM (1).
Agency Ratings
This plastic material has 4 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): FAA (1), ISO (1), NSF (2).
Available Documents
Technical Datasheet
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
°F
 
Drying Time
hr
 
Processing (Melt) Temp
°F
 
Mold Temperature
°F
 
Screw Compression Ratio
 
 
Extrusion
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Drying Temperature
°F
 
Drying Time
hr
 
Cylinder Zone 1 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 2 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 3 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 4 Temp.
°F
 
Cylinder Zone 5 Temp.
°F
 
Adapter Temperature
°F
 
Melt Temperature
°F
 
Die Temperature
°F
 
Notes
1NSF STD-51 compliant for NT only.
2Tested at 82 °C (180 °F) (Commercial Hot)
3Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
4These flammability ratings are not intended to reflect hazards presented by these or any other materials under actual fire conditions.
5Cycles passed without cracking, crazing, or rupture.
Steam Autoclave Conditions:
- Temperature: 270°F (132°C)
- Time: 30 minutes/cycle
- Steam Pressure: 27 psig (0.19 MPa)
- Stress Level: 1000 psi (7.0 MPa) in flexure
- Additive: Morpholine at 50 ppm
 
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