CELAZOLE® T-SERIES

PBI PAEK POLYMER COMPOUND

Superior polymer durability for your high performance thermoplastic needs

Celazole® T-Series products are PBI compounds designed for injection molding and extrusion.  Combining the superior mechanical properties and thermal resistance of PBI with the melt process ability of polyaryletherketones (PEEK or PEKK), these products offer cost-effective high performance. These products are available in pellet form.

Celazole® PBI (polybenzimidazole) is a unique and highly stable heterocyclic polymer.  PBI polymers are characterized by high thermal stability; exhibit high strength, broad chemical resistance and unique compatibility with certain other polymers including the polyaryletherketone family.

WEAR RESISTANCE

4x increase in light fixture production compared with polyamideimide

HIGH STRENGTH

TF-60C has 15,000 psi flex strength at 500°F (100 MPa flex strength at 260°C)

COST EFFECTIVE

T-Series products are 100% melt processable

Grades & Properties

PBI PEEK compounds

TU-60

Celazole® TU-60 is a high performance unfilled blend, ideal for applications requiring no fillers. This material works well for complex geometries and offers the best process ability. It is ideal for lamp sockets, connectors and backup seals.

TL-60

Celazole® TL-60 is a lube grade blend offering superior wear resistance, low friction, chemical resistance and high load bearing capability. It’s well suited for rotor vanes, thrust bearings, plane bearings, bushings and other friction management applications – particularly under load.

PROPERTIES ASTM METHOD ENGLISH VALUE METRIC VALUE
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH D-695 18 kpsi 123 MPa
• MODULUS 740 kpsi 5,100 MPa
STATIC COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION 0.30 0.30
DYNAMIC COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION 0.05 0.05
HEAT DEFLECTION TEMPERATURE @ 1.8 MPa D-648 590°F 310°C
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 1.44 1.44
HARDNESS, ROCKWELL E D-785 65 65

TF-60C

Celazole® TF-60C is a carbon-reinforced blend, ideal for parts that require high strength, very low creep, and deflection resistance. A great match for planetary gears, office equipment, semiconductor, electronic and mechanical applications.

PROPERTIES ASTM METHOD ENGLISH VALUE METRIC VALUE
TENSILE STRENGTH D-638 33 kpsi 230 MPa
• MODULUS 3,500 kpsi 24,000 MPa
• ELONGATION 1.4% 1.4%
FLEXURAL STRENGTH D-790 46.5 kpsi 320 MPa
• MODULUS 3,050 kpsi 21,000 MPa
HEAT DEFLECTION TEMP. @ 1.8 MPa D-648 608°F 320°C
TEMP. OF INTIIAL (5%) WEIGHT LOSS IN AIR TGA 1,110°F 599°C

TF-60V

Celazole® TF-60V is a glass-reinforced blend offering thermal and electrical insulation, wear resistance and dimensional stability with the cost efficiency of a direct form process. An excellent choice for high temperature electrical insulators, plasma torch drag cup shields, swirl baffles and parts requiring minimal thermal expansion.

PROPERTIES ASTM METHOD ENGLISH VALUE METRIC VALUE
TENSILE STRENTH D-790 22 kpsi 150 MPa
• MODULUS 1,750 kpsi 12,000 MPa
DIELECTRIC STRENGTH D-149 410 V/mil 16 KV/mm
VOLUME RESISTIVITY D-257 1x10(16) ohm-cm 1x10(16) ohm-cm
DIELECTRIC CONSTANT AT 10 kHz D-150 3.9 3.9
ARC RESISTANCE D-495 180 seconds 180 seconds
COEF. OF LINEAR THERMAL EXP. (25-150c) TMA 9 x 10(-6) in/in°F 17 µm/m°C
HEAT DEFLECTION TEMP. @ 1.8 MPa D-648 590°F 310°C

PBI PEKK compounds

TK-60

Celazole® TK-60 is an unreinforced melt processable blend of PBI-PEKK (polyetherketoneketone).

TKL-60

Celazole® TKL-60 is a self-lubricating melt processable blend of PBI-PEKK (polyetherketoneketone).

TK-60C

Celazole® TK-60C is a carbon fiber reinforced melt processable blend of PBI-PEKK (polyetherketoneketone).

PROCESS CELAZOLE® T-SERIES

INJECTION MOLDING

Celazole® T-Series pellets are capable of being injection molded on equipment with requisite thermal and pressure profiles.

EXTRUSION

Celazole® T-Series pellets are capable of being extruded on equipment with requisite thermal and pressure profiles.

Celazole material selection guide

Not sure which product and grade are right for you?

Complete our material selection guide. It only takes 2 minutes!

INTERESTED IN CELAZOLE® PBI?

Know which product and grade you want to buy? Want to request a sample? Need a supplier? Have technical product application questions? Please fill out the form and someone from our team will be in touch.