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Polyimide (Uncommon in commercial & residential applications)

11 - polyimide

This material is uncommon in commercial and residential applications. Some general information is provided for additional reference.

Description

This material has very good moisture and fire resistance properties, is lightweight, has high thermal performance, and has a wide operating temperature range. It typical comes in billet form and needs to be fabricated to suit the specific applications. However, the cost is high, therefore there has to be a good justification for its use. It is most suitable for high humidity and marine applications.

Additional information sources cited:

http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/thermal/evonik/