TECAPAI® CM XP730 black

Carbon filled PAI

The addition of 30% carbon fibers to Solvay Torlon® plastic is what gives TECAPAI CM XP730 black compression molded polyamide-imide its excellent combination of physical properties. It is Ensinger's version of a product commonly referred to in web searches as “torlon 7530”. This high performing melt processable PAI material has several key material properties such as the highest tensile and compression strength of the compression molded grades, coupled with a very low CLTE. This Torlon plastic also maintains strength and stiffness at elevated temperatures.
Finally, TECAPAI CM XP730 black offers an outstanding strength to weight ratio, and excellent chemical resistance. Users should find these Torlon material properties useful for aerospace components and metal spinning tooling, in addition to other larger parts that require strength and stiffness for metal replacement. Minimum order quantities as low as one piece make these PAI shapes even more versatile.


Chemical designation
PAI (Polyamide-imide)
1.47 g/cm3

Main Features

  • very good thermal stability
  • excellent dimensional stability
  • excellent chemical resistance

Target industries

Technical details

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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Condition Test Method
    Tensile strength at break 24,000 psi ASTM D 638
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    1,200,000 psi ASTM D 638
    Elongation at break (tensile test) 4.0 % ASTM D 638
    Flexural strength 37,000 psi ASTM D 790
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    1,300,000 psi ASTM D 790
    Compression strength 6,500 psi 1% strain ASTM D 695
    Compression strength 40,000 psi 10% strain ASTM D 695
    Compression modulus 700,000 psi ASTM D 695
    Shore hardness 94 - D scale ASTM D 2240
    Impact strength (Izod) 1.1 ftlbsin notched ASTM D 256
    Coefficient of friction 0.15 - static ASTM D 1894
    Coefficient of friction 0.13 - dynamic ASTM D 1894
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Condition Test Method
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 1.62 *10^-5 in/in / degre range -40 °F to 302 °F ASTM E 831
    Glass transition temperature 529 F ASTM D3418
    Deflection temperature 526 F @ 264 psi ASTM D 648
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    Other properties Value Unit Condition Test Method
    Flammability (UL94) V-0 - 3.2 mm -
    Moisture absorption 0.2 % 24 hr immersion ASTM D 570
    Moisture absorption 1.4 % saturation ASTM D 570
    Limiting PV 13,000 psi-fpm ASTM D 3702

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