Radel® R-5500 Datasheet

Polyphenylsulfone

Supplied by Solvay Specialty Polymers

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Product Description
Radel® R-5500 is a general purpose extrusion grade of polyphenylsulfone (PPSU), offering exceptional hydrolytic stability and better toughness than most commercially available high-temperature polymers. This resin has a high heat deflection temperature, excellent thermal stability, outstanding resistance to environmental stress cracking, good electrical properties and inherent flame retardant properties. Transparent and opaque colors are available.

Transparent Grades:
  • Natural: Radel® R-5500 NT

Opaque Grades:
  • Black: Radel® R-5500 BK937
  • Bone: Radel® R-5500 NT15
  • Grey: Radel® R-5500 GY1137
  • Grey: Radel® R-5500 GY1037
  • Grey: Radel® R-5500 GY874
  • Red: Radel® R-5500 RD1018
  • Orange: Radel® R-5500 OR1145
  • Yellow: Radel® R-5500 YL1337
  • Green: Radel® R-5500 GN1007
  • Blue: Radel® R-5500 BU1027
  • Blue: Radel® R-5500 BU391
  • Violet: Radel® R-5500 VT2582
  • Brown: Radel® R-5500 BN1164
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
 
Features 
  • Acid Resistant
  • Autoclave Sterilizable
  • Base Resistant
  • Biocompatible
  • Chemical Resistant
  • E-beam Sterilizable
  • Ethylene Oxide Sterilizable
  • Flame Retardant
  • 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
  • Ultra High Toughness
Uses 
  • Aerospace Applications
  • Aircraft Applications
  • Dental Applications
  • Food Service Applications
  • Hospital Goods
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical/Healthcare Applications
  • Membranes
  • Surgical Instruments
Agency Ratings 
RoHS Compliance 
Automotive Specifications 
Appearance 
  • Black
  • Clear/Transparent
  • Colors Available
Forms 
  • Pellets
Processing Method 
  • Blow Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Film Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
  • Machining
  • Profile Extrusion
  • Sheet Extrusion
  • Thermoforming
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 2 (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  3
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, High Heat Resistance, Heat Resistant, Steam Sterilization, Steam Sterilizable, Ultra High Toughness, Ethylene Oxide Sterilizable, EtO Sterilizable, EtO Sterilization, Ethylene Oxide Sterilizable, Radiation Sterilizable, Radiation Sterilization, gamma sterilization, gamma sterilizable, Autoclave Sterilization, Autoclave Sterilizable, e-beam Sterilization, E-beam Sterilizable, electron beam, electron-beam, electron beam radiation, e-beam radiation, Heat Sterilizable, Good Starilizability, Sterilizable, Radiation Resistant, Gamma Stable, Gamma Resistant, Radiation Stable.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Medical Applications, 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 1 certifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of certifications for that agency): ISO (1).
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
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2These flammability ratings are not intended to reflect hazards presented by these or any other materials under actual fire conditions.
3Cycles 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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