ULTEM 1000


The Ultem1000 is an inert polymer offering high strength and excellent flame and heat resistance. It performs continuously to 340ºF. It is also hydrolysis resistant, highly resistant to acidic solutions and capable of withstanding repeated autoclaving cycle.


This material is commonly machined into parts for reusable medical devices, analytical instrumentation and electrical/electronic insulators.


Technical Data

Specific gravity (ASTM D-792) 1.28
Tensile strength (ASTM D-638) (psi) 16 500
Flexural strength (ASTM D-790) (psi) 20 000
Compressive strength (ASTM D-695) (psi) 22 000
Hardness, M Scale (ASTM D-785) 112
Elongation (ASTM D-638) (psi) 80
Coeff. Thermal Exp. (ASTM D-696) In/In/°F 3.1 x 10?5
Water absorption, 24 hours % 0.25
N.B. The information, details and values indicated are to the best of our knowledge. We recommend to conduct tests according to local conditions. The data is subject to some variations without notice.