Two priorities spurred the development of Drake PAI products: our obligation to customers for dependable supply, and our commitment to create products to serve new applications. When unforeseen external circumstances get in the way of those priorities, our development team gets inspired to clear the barriers.
Drake 4200 PAI – previously available as Torlon 4200 PAI
DRAKE 4200 PAI STOCK SHAPES CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT
INTRODUCTION PLANNED 2022
When the pelletized grade of PAI utilized to extrude Torlon 4200 rod, plate and Seamless Tube® was discontinued by the supplier, our team developed the technology to produce Drake 4200 PAI shapes by pelletizing Torlon 4000T, a powder form of the resin. Their success assured our customers a dependable supply of Drake 4200 PAI shapes that meet the performance and quality specifications of those previously sold as Torlon 4200 PAI. We also offer precision injection-molded parts made from the same resin used to produce the extruded shapes.
Our commitment to support customers’ new applications drove the development of ultra high-performance Drake PAI thin gauge sheet and film. These unique products require PAI resins that were also unavailable as standard products from traditional sources. Through our development work, Drake PAI thin sheet and film products are now available in several thicknesses from our inventory.
Drake PAI Certifications and Traceability
As with all our products, we provide no-charge certifications and lot traceability on each shipment of Drake PAI shapes, parts, film and sheet. We are investigating certifying Drake 4200 and Drake PAI thin sheet and film to the requirements of AMS3670/1 and ASTM D5204.