TECAPAI® CM XP530 black-green

Glass Fiber filled PAI

TECAPAI CM XP530 is a compression molded polyamide-imide material that is modified with 30% glass fiber filler. Produced using Solvay Torlon® plastic polymer, TECAPAI CM XP530 delivers a unique combination of properties and may be recognized as products commonly referred to in web searches as "torlon 5530". Machining Torlon requires experience. One of the distinctive characteristics of this glass filled PAI is improved machinability when compared to other PAI compression molded materials. Micro machining with fewer burs left behind than competitive materials is possible. TECAPAI CM XP530 has high strength and stiffness at elevated temperatures, a low CLTE, good dielectric properties, and excellent compressive strength, in addition to excellent chemical resistance. Typical applications include test sockets in the semiconductor industry, as well as electrical connectors and insulators. Users in aerospace might be interested in this versatile PAI plastic for fasteners and housings, or for other structural components. Minimum order quantities as low as 1 piece adds to the versatility of this PAI product.


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

Main Features

  • electrically insulating
  • excellent strength and stiffness
  • excellent dimensional stability
  • very good thermal stability
  • excellent chemical resistance

Target industries

Technical details

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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Condition Test Method
    Tensile strength at break 16,700 psi ASTM D 638
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    890,000 psi ASTM D 790
    Elongation at break (tensile test) 3.2 % ASTM D 638
    Flexural strength 25,000 psi ASTM D 790
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    900,000 psi ASTM D 638
    Compression strength 5,800 psi 1% strain ASTM D 695
    Compression strength 30,000 psi 10% strain ASTM D 695
    Compression modulus 550,000 psi ASTM D 695
    Shore hardness 92 - D scale ASTM D 2240
    Impact strength (Izod) 0.9 ftlbsin notched ASTM D 256
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Condition Test Method
    Deflection temperature 515 F @ 264 psi ASTM D 648
    Glass transition temperature 529 F ASTM D3418
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 1.76 *10^-5 in/in / degre range -40 °F to 302 °F ASTM E 831
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    Electrical properties Value Unit Condition Test Method
    Dielectric constant 3.8 - @ 1 MHz ASTM D 150
    Dissipation factor 0.006 - @ 1 MHz ASTM D 150
    Surface resistivity 1013 Ω/sq ASTM D 257
    Dielectric strength 500 V/mil ASTM D 149
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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 1.8 % saturation ASTM D 570

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