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Vespel Polyimide

Sheet Rod Tube Film

Vespel Sheet, Rod, Film & Tube

Vespel polyimide is a high performance polymer mostly used in aerospace, semiconductor and transportation technology. It combines heat resistance, lubricity, dimensional stability, chemical resistance and creep resistance, to be used in hostile and extreme environmental conditions.

Unlike most plastics, vespel polyimide does not produce significant outgassing even at high temperatures, which makes it useful for lightweight heat shields and crucible support. It also performs well in vacuum applications, down to extremely low cryogenic temperatures. However, Vespel tends to absorb a small amount of water, resulting in longer pump time while placed in a vacuum.

Although there are polymers surpassing polyimide in all these properties, the combination of them is the main advantage of Vespel. We have Vespel available in sheet, rod, film, and tube for all applications.

Vespel Polyimide Machining

Nationwide Plastics is proud of our reputation as “the authority on plastics manufacturing and distribution,” and make sure that we understand both your application and your requirements so that we will provide you with high quality, tight tolerance products that meet your specifications. Offering a variety of vespel polyimide machining and fabrication services, we will work with you to select the most effective and efficient manufacturing process for your vespel polyimide machined part and manufacture the part to your exact specifications.

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with over 20 pieces of equipment to provide custom plastic turning, milling, routing and sawing services. We specialize in manufacturing large parts and our equipment is designed to process parts up to 148’ or longer, with tolerances to +/- .001, depending on the material. Call Nationwide Plastics today for all of your vespel polyimide machining needs.

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