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A family of sulfur-containing thermoplastic polymers. Polysulfones are clear, hard, rigid and strong. They can be extruded an molded into many shapes. Polysulfone polymers are used for electrical equipment, pipes, auto components, electronic parts, appliances, and printing plates.

Synonyms and Related Terms

PSU; polysuphone (Br.); polisulfona (Esp.); polysulfone (Fr.); polisulfone (It.); polisulfona (Port.); sulfone polymer



Other Properties

Resistant to greases, solvents, alcohols, acids and alkalis.

Hazards and Safety

Combustible but self-extinguishing.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 789
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

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