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APICAL World -- Real World Applications
Specialty Fabricated Products

APICAL Polyimide Film is used in a wide range of unusual applications due to its unique high and low operating temperature capability. These applications include: bar code labels, speaker coils, spiral wrapped tubing, gaskets and diaphragms, aircraft shim stock, space blankets, nuclear linear accelerator insulation, carrier and transport belts, and sensors. There is no end to the new applications that are found every day for this exceptional high performance polymer Film!

The primary Film properties that make APICAL Polyimide the material of choice in high end applications include:

  • No melt point, and will not sustain or propagate flame
    (UL" 94-VO rating).

  • Can be used in applications from -270°C to 400°C while still maintaining mechanical and electrical integrity.

  • Excellent mechanical properties, high abrasion and cut-through resistance.

  • Excellent chemical resistance to most acids, solvents, lubricants, and hydrocarbons. (It is, however, susceptible to degradation by strong bases).

  • Excellent electrical properties (high dielectric strength, good dielectric constant, and low dissipation factor).

  • High thermal dimensional stability, low shrinkage at elevated temperatures to 400°C.

  • Good adhesion to a wide range of adhesive systems (e.g. silicons, acrylics, polyimides, FEP, PTFE, PFA, epoxies and modified epoxies, phenolics).

  • High radiation resistance.

  • Excellent flexural durability.


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