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Polyimide fibers

These are a class of heat-resistant and fairly strong synthetic fibers of orange to yellow color.

They are prepared by a two-step process from aromatic diamines and dianhydrides. Polyimides perform in demanding applications where very high temperature, corrosion, wear, and creep resistance is required. Polyimides fibers are produced by a dry-spinning process from a polyamic acid solution. The precursor fibers are then transferred into polyimide fibers by a subsequent heat treatment process.  Unlike polyester and acrylic fibers, polyimides have a much higher glass transition temperature (about 400°C) and a much higher melting point. Due to their aromatic structure, polyimide fibers have very low flammability and excellent chemical resistance  Continue reading here

Current applications:

  • Hot gas filtration bags
  • Protective clothing
  • Separation membranes

Why should I choose polyimide fibres?

  • High Tg
  • Flame retardancy

Considerations:

  • Dianhydrides must be matched to the corresponding diamines for optimal properties of the polyimide.

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