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Polyimide MELDIN

Direct Formable
Thermosetting Materials

7000 Series

Temperature from
cryogenic to 3150C (600F)
Intermittently
up to 4820C (900F)
Self-lubricating
properties

Available as:
Machined parts
Stock shapes
Direct formed parts

Principal Features of MELDIN 7000


Geometric Stability
at High Temperature

Total Process Control.


Powder-to-Parts

Longer Life at Higher


Loads and Speeds

MELDIN 7000 series materials exhibit


extremely high geometric stability at
elevated temperatures. Testing has
shown MELDIN 7000 to have less
than 0.04% variation from its original
dimensions after cycling from 73F
(22.77C) to 500F (260C) over a
2-day period.

Our expanding resin production facility


and our R&D testing labs allow SaintGobain Performance Plastics to maintain
control of the quality and source of the
base polyimide resin. Our "Powder-toParts" capability means total process
control of resin production, stock shape
manufacturing, direct forming, and
critical dimensional machining of your
finished parts.

The self-lubricating grades of MELDIN


7000 do not melt when exposed to high
load (P), or high speed (V) applications,
as compared to more traditional PTFE or
thermoplastic polymers. P x V limits for
MELDIN 7000 self-lubricating grades
exceed 300,000 in dry environments
and past 1,000,000 in liquid or grease
lubricated environments.

Technical Graphs
Meldin 7000 Series - Tensile Strength
80.0
11,000

Meldin 7001

70.0

Meldin 7021
60.0

10,000
9,000
8,000
7,000
6,000

40.0

5,000
30.0

4,000

20.0

3,000
2,000

10.0

1,000

0.0

0
23C/75F

Temperature

260C/500F

psi

MPa

50.0

MELDIN 7000 Compounds


MELDIN 7001, Unfilled Grade

MELDIN 7021, Self-Lubricating Grade

A thermosetting polyimide, MELDIN


7001 is our unfilled base resin. This
grade offers the maximum mechanical
properties and high chemical resistance.
The MELDIN 7001 grade is ideal
for electrical and thermal insulating
applications. More ductile than ceramics,
and lighter weight than metals,
MELDIN 7001 is a popular choice for
structural parts in aerospace and other
applications where metal replacement
is desirable.

Our self-lubricating grade, MELDIN


7021, has 15% by weight graphite fillers,
encapsulated by the base polyimide
resin. With its low coefficient of friction
and high heat resistance (up to 900F
[482C]), MELDIN 7021 provides our
customers the best all-around choice
for high temperature bearings, seals,
and other low-wear applications.

Product availability:
Finished parts

MELDIN 7022
MELDIN 7211, Lowest Friction Grade
MELDIN 7211 has 10% PTFE and 15%
graphite filler, which provides our lowest
coefficient of friction grade.

Basic shapes

Manufacturing processes:

With 40% graphite filler, the MELDIN


7022 grade offers additional
dimensional stability and the lowest
coefficient of thermal expansion of any
MELDIN grade.

Compression Molding
Injection Molding

Direct forming
Machined parts

MELDIN 7003
MELDIN 7003 includes 15%
molybdenum disulfide lubricating filler
for wear applications that operate in a
vacuum or in very dry conditions.

Outgassing per ASTM E-595-93


Total Mass Loss (%TML)

Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)


Meldin 7001

Outgassing per ASTM E-595-93


Collected Volatile Condensable Materials (%CVCM)

1.20

0.10

1.10

0.09

90

0.08

80

0.07

70

1.00

Spec Limit

100

Spec Limit

0.80

0.06
%

0.70
%

% Weight Loss

0.90

0.60
0.50

0.05
0.04

0.40

60
50
40

0.03

30

0.02

20

0.10

0.01

10

0.00

0.00

0.30
0.20

Meldin 7001

Meldin 7021

0
Meldin 7001

Meldin 7021

200

400
600
Temperature (C)

800

Typical Properties of MELDIN 7000


MELDIN 7001

PROPERTY at @ 73F (23C)

Molding Method Code

DF

CM

Molding Method Description

Direct Formed

Compression Molded

10500 (72.4)

12500 (86.2)

TEST METHOD

ENGLISH (METRIC)

ASTM D638

psi (MPa)

MECHANICAL
Tensile Strength
Elongation

ASTM D638

8.0

8.0

Flexural Strength

ASTM D790

psi (MPa)

12800 (88)

15800 (109)

Flexural Modulus

ASTM D790

psi x 105 (GPa)

3.7 (2.5)

4.6 (3.1)

Compressive Stress @ 1% Strain

ASTM D695

psi (MPa)

3000 (21)

3800 (26.2)

Compressive Stress @ 10% Strain

ASTM D695

psi (MPa)

14000 (96.5)

18500 (127.5)

Compressive Modulus

ASTM D695

psi x 105 (GPa)

2.9 (2.0)

3.8 (2.6)

ASTM E831

in/in/F (m/m/C) x 105

2.7 (4.9)

2.7 (4.9)

-80 to 73F (-62 to 23C)

ASTM E831

in/in/F (m/m/C) x 10

Thermal Conductivity

ASTM F433

BTU in/hr ft2 F (W/mC)

2.2 (0.31)

2.4 (0.34)

Dielectric Strength, Short time 2mm (.08") thick

ASTM D149

V/mil (MV/m)

580 (22.9)

Dielectric Constant 100 Hz

ASTM D150

3.18

Dielectric Constant 10 KHz

ASTM D150

3.16

Dielectric Constant 1 MHz

ASTM D150

3.14

Surface Resistivity

ASTM D257

Ohm-Sq

10^15 - 10^16

Specific Gravity

ASTM D792

1.34

1.43

Hardness Rockwell E

ASTM D785

40 - 55

Water Absorption, 24 hours

ASTM D570

0.23

Water Absorption, 48 hours

ASTM D570

0.64

Deformation under Load @ 2000 psi

ASTM D-621

0.1

0.1

Limiting Oxygen Index

ASTM D2863

100

INTERNAL

% Change

0.00% Max

Tensile Strength

ASTM D638

psi (MPa)

5500 (38)

6250 (43)

Elongation

ASTM D638

7.5

5.0

Flexural Strength

ASTM D790

psi (MPa)

7000 (48)

9100 (62.7)

Flexural Modulus

ASTM D790

psi x 105 (GPa)

2 (1.3)

2.5 (1.7)

COEFFICIENT OF THERMAL EXPANSION


73 to 500F (23 to 260C)

ELECTRICAL

OTHER

High Temperature Dimensional Stability @ 500F


MECHANICAL PROPERTIES @ 500F (260C)

SPECIFICATION QUALIFICATION
ASTM D 6456 - 99 Standard Specification for Finished Parts Made from Polyimide Resin

Satisfies

Type I D

Type I P

SAE AMS 3644E Polyimide, Molded Rod, Bar and Tube, Plaque, and Formed Parts

Satisfies

Class 1 Form D

Class 1 Form P

MIL-R-46198 Resin, Polyimide, Hot Pressed or Pressed and Sintered

Satisfies

Type I D

Type I P

NOTE: For Type 1M, Form M, or Classes 1M, 2M, or 3M: Contact Saint-Gobain @ 401-253-2000

MELDIN 7021

MELDIN 7022

MELDIN 7211

MELDIN 7003

DF

CM

DF

CM

DF

CM

CM

Direct Formed

Compression Molded

Direct Formed

Compression Molded

Direct Formed

Compression Molded

Compression Molded

9100 (62.7)

9500 (65.5)

7200 (49.6)

8000 (55)

8000 (55)

7500 (51.7)

9200 (63.4)

5.5

4.7

3.0

3.0

5.4

4.0

5.5

13000 (89.5)

15800 (109)

10500 (72.4)

13000 (89.6)

11000 (75.8)

11800 (81.4)

13000 (89.6)

4.5 (3.0)

5.3 (3.6)

6.7 (4.5)

7.7 (5.2)

4.0 (2.7)

5.0 (3.4)

4.6 (3.1)

3400 (23)

4300 (29.7)

3300 (22.8)

4700 (32.4)

2300 (15.9)

3500 (24)

3700 (25.5)

15300 (106)

1800 (124)

14000 (96.5)

15500 (107)

11200 (77.2)

14950 (103)

17000 (117)

3.0 (2.1)

4.5 (3.1)

2.9 (2.0)

4.8 (3.3)

2.5 (1.7)

3.5 (2.4)

3.6 (2.5)

2.0 (3.6)

2.2 (4.0)

1.1 (2.0)

1.4 (2.5)

2.4 (4.3)

2.4 (4.3)

5.2 (0.74)

3.0 (0.43)

5 (0.71)

280 (11)

10^8 - 10^9

1.42

1.51

1.56

1.65

1.45

1.53

1.61

25-40

5-20

1 - 15

0.19

0.25

0.23

0.50

0.48

0.46

0.14

0.1

0.15

0.2

100

0.04% Max

0.002% Max

0.002% Max

4700 (32.4)

5700 (39.3)

4000 (27.6)

4500 (31)

4300 (29.7)

4300 (29.7)

5.2

3.2

3.0

2.4

5.1

2.8

7500 (51.7)

8600 (59.3)

6000 (41.4)

7000 (48.3)

6000 (41.4)

6000 (41.4)

2.6 (1.8)

3.5 (2.4)

3.8 (2.6)

5.2 (3.6)

2.7 (1.9)

3.0 (2.1)

Type II Class 1D

Type II Class 1P

Type II Class 2D

Type II Class 2P

Type II Class 3D

Type II Class 3P

Type III

Class 2 Form D

Class 2 Form P

Class 3 Form D

Class 3 Form P

Class 4 Form D

Class 4 Form P

Class 5 Form P

Type II Class 1D

Type II Class 1P

Type II Class 2D

Type II Class 2P

Type II Class 3D

Type II Class 3P

Type III

Applications of MELDIN 7000


MELDIN 7001 materials are direct formed and machined
for use in critical plasma cutting torches in the torch
handle. These torches create high energy vortex gas
streams, and MELDIN 7000 parts distribute these gases
precisely due to their inherent dimensional stability and
machinability. Also, other parts in the torch handle
insulate high electrical energy from the user, ensuring
safe operation. High impact resistance increases the
useful life of this equipment as compared to ceramic
alternatives.

Our MELDIN 7021 self-lubricating polyimide


materials meet or exceed the most stringent
requirements for aerospace applications. Backed
up by third-party independent testing, the
MELDIN 7021 material grade provides our customers
with consistent mechanical and performance
properties for aircraft airframe systems such as
landing gear and fuselage components, as well as jet
engine parts such as pads, bumpers, washers, seals,
and bearings.

Semi-conductor manufacturing customers require process


equipment whose materials have high purity, high resistance
to solvents, oils, and other process chemicals, and high
electrical insulative properties all combined with the
ability to hold dimensional features over a wide temperature
range. The MELDIN 7001 unfilled resin grade fulfills all
these requirements. Available as finished machined parts, or
in basic shapes (ask about our 12" x 12" plates), MELDIN
7001 will add value to your production.

MELDIN 7211 is used in critical hydraulic and hot


gas piston ring applications because of its high
temperature resistance and low friction, particularly
against soft metals like aluminum and stainless
steel. In addition, the custom piston ring overlap
design minimized leakage and improved overall
efficiency of this self-lubricating ring seal.

For the manufacturer of specialty glass containers,


the process required a low friction, high temperature
resistant surface that would not cause cracking or
visual damage while the containers slid across the
surface. A unique hole pattern was developed to
provide a controlled cooling operation for the
containers. MELDIN 7022 was chosen due to its
high geometric stability and ability to provide a
smooth sliding surface without causing any
damage to the glass.

MELDIN 7001 unfilled polyimide grade was used as a


thermal insulator in a hot runner nozzle for an injection
molding machine. Designed especially for molding the
highest temperature materials, the hot runner nozzle
required a tip that thermally insulated the molten plastic
from the nozzle housing while preventing a color transfer of
the molten plastic onto the nozzle tip. This allowed the user
to quickly change the resin colors without having to
disassemble and change the nozzle.

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The data and details in this catalogue were correct and up-to-date at the time of printing and are intended to provide information on our products and their possible applications.
This catalogue is not a specification and does not assure specific product characteristics or make reference to the suitability of the products for a definite application.
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MELDIN 7000 Series

Temperature from Cryogenic to 31500C (600F)


Intermittently up to 48200C (900F)
Self-lubricating properties
Available as:
Machined parts
Stock shapes
Direct formed parts

Saint Gobain Performance Plastic NV


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B-2550 Kontich
Belgium
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MELDIN

Polyimide 7000 Series


Mail-In Questionnaire
Your needs are important to us. Please take a moment to answer the following questions
Please describe your job function.
Check the closest description.
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Purchasing

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Title

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Marketing

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Company

Other (please specify)

Address

________________________________________________________

City/Country

____________________________________

State/Province

Zip

________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________

Telephone Number

1.

Are you responsible for evaluating and/or


specifying materials? Yes No

10. At what stage is your current application?

Prototype
Preproduction
Cost reduction

2. What industry is your company in?


Check all categories that apply.

Aircraft/aerospace
Automotive
Compressor/pump
Electronic/electrical
Fabricator/
machine shop
Fluid power
Off-road equipment
Power transmission
Textile
University/consulting

Appliance
Business machine
Construction
Distribution
Farm Equipment
Material handling
Plastic processor
Process equipment
Valve
Other______________
(please specify)

3. Are you an OEM manufacturer?

Yes

No

4. Approximately how many people does your company


employ at your facility?

1-10
101-500

11-50
Over 500

51-100

5. What is the application for which you are considering


MELDIN? Please describe. __________________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________

Advanced testing
Full production

engineering
11. What problems, if any, are you having with your
current material. Please describe. ____________________
________________________________________________
________________________________________________

No problems.
12. What material properties would solve your problem?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
13. Are you interested in the MELDIN polyimides as a second
or alternative source? Yes No
14. What are the operating parameters and environments in
your application?
Operating temperature ____________________________
Maximum temperature ____________________________
Fluids (specify) ____________________________________
Gasses (specify) __________________________________
Vacuum _____________ Radiation____________________
Other (specify) ____________________________________

________________________________________________
6. Is this a new or existing application?
New Existing
7.

Are you currently using a polyimide in this


application? Yes No (please go to Question 9)

8. If so, which polyimide are you using, and which grade?


________________________________________________
________________________________________________
9. If not, what material are you currently using?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________

15. If this is a bearing application, how many pounds of load


are riding on the bearing?
Speed or RPM ____________ I.D. _______________
O.D. _____________________ Length____________
16. Do you, or will you, be purchasing:

Finished parts
Unfinished stock

Semi-finished parts

17. In this application, how many finished parts will be


required per year?

1-100
10,001-100,00
101-1,000
More than 100,000
1,001-10,000

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