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GE launches new family of thermoplastic polyimides (January 01, 2007)

GE Plastics has launched a new line of thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resins designed to provide high thermal, chemical and mechanical resistance.


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January 1, 2007 by Canadian Plastics

GE Plastics has launched a new line of thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resins designed to provide high thermal, chemical and mechanical resistance.

Called Extrem, the resins offer continuous-use temperatures up to 230 Celsius (C), and glass transition temperatures up to 310C, the company said in a Nov. 14 webcast.

“GE’s new Extrem resin line represents a huge leap in cost-performance designed to help our customers grow their businesses,” Brian Herington, GE Plastics general manager of high-performance polymers, explained. The Extrem resins should make available new applications in industries such as defense, aerospace, oil and gas processing, electronics, semiconductor wafer handling and specialty fibres, he added.

Pittsfield, Mass.-based GE Plastics will have commercial quantities of Extrem available in early 2007.