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Plastic Machining Inc. has extensive experience in machining Ultem® parts and is able to make them to your specifications or help you design parts to fit your needs.  Processing and machining of Ultem® parts takes place in a completely controlled environment, and complete records of our products are maintained.  Excellence is built into every part that we machine.

For an affordable quote on your custom Ultem® parts, please e-mail us, call us at 888-761-4262, or use our contact form.

Material Description

Ultem® is a brand name for polyetherimide (PEI).  It is an amber, transparent high-performance polymer which combines high strength and rigidity at elevated temperatures with long term heat resistance.  Ultem® offers excellent dimensional stability combined with broad chemical resistance and is inherently flame-resistant and generates a low amount of smoke.  Ultem® excels in medical reusable applications requiring repeated sterilization and is available in FDA compliant colors.

 

Grades of Ultem

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Ultem® excels in hot air and water. It is hydrolytically stable and retains 100% of tensile strength after 2,000 steam autoclave cycles at 270°F. Ultem® also retains 85% of its tensile strength after 10,000 hour boiling water immersion and is UV and gamma radiation-resistant.
Ultem® 2100 is an amber (10%) glass filled high performance polymer that combines high strength and rigidity at elevated temperatures with long term heat resistance. It offers excellent dimensional stability combined with broad chemical resistance. Ultem® 2100 is also inherently flame-resistant and low smoke generating. It excels in medical reusable applications requiring repeated sterilization and is available in FDA compliant colors.
Ultem® 2200 is an amber (20%) glass filled high performance polymer that combines high strength and rigidty at elevated temperatures with long term heat resistance. It offers excellent dimensional stability combined with broad chemical resistance. Ultem® 2100 is also inherently flame-resistant and low smoke generating. It excels in medical reusable applications requiring repeated sterilization and is available in FDA compliant colors.
Glass filled Ultem® 2300 (30%) Glass Field provides even greater rigidity and dimensional stability while maintaining many of the useful characteristics of basic Ultem®. The glass reinforcement in Ultem® yields exceptional strength-to-weight ratio and increased tensile strength.
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ULTEM® IS WIDELY USED FOR:

  • Medical instrument components
  • Scientific equipment parts
  • Manifolds
  • Electrical connectors
  • Electrical insulation parts
  • Semiconductor equipment components
  • Chip test sockets

PMI can manufacture Ultem® material into any of the below parts.

  • Guides
  • Medical Parts
  • Nozzles
  • Pads
  • Parts
  • Plugs
  • Back-up Rings
  • Balls
  • Blocks
  • Bushings
  • Cams
  • Caps
  • Rings
  • Rods
  • Rollers
  • Seals
  • Semiconductor Parts
  • Sheaves
  • Spacers
  • Supports
  • Valve Seats
  • Washers
  • Wear Pads

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Extremely strong and stiff
  • High dielectric strength
  • Easy to machine and fabricate
  • Resistant to hydrolysis when exposed
    to hot water and steam
  • Can withstand repeated sterilization
    cycles in a steam autoclave

Ultem® is a registered trademark of SABIC Global Technologies B.V.