A high-temperature, thermoplastic polymer. Introduced in 1982, polyether-imide (PEI) is transparent, tough and retains its properties to about 170C. It has good resistance to UV and gamma radiation. PEI is used as a reinforcing fiber and as a fire-resistant component in electrical boards, jet engines, and automobiles.
Synonyms and Related Terms
polyetherimide (AAT); PEI; Ultem [General Electric Co.]
Resistant to aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, and dilute bases.
Resistant to high temperatures and to burning.
|Molecular Weight||Tg = 215 C|
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000