Poly-Texx AR is the most abrasive resistant filled polymer material PolyTech offers. Its natural color is dark gray to black and is UV stable. Typical applications include sleeve and flanged bearings, slide rails, and thrust washers for high aggregate bearing applications. Its excellent chemical resistance makes it suitable for chemical and solvent rich environments. Its main attribute is its resistance to abrasion from particulate such as sand, wood pulp, and paper dust. Available in many shapes and sizes, it is easily machined and can be sawed, milled, and turned with most metal working equipment. Poly-Texx AR is a great choice for many demanding applications.

Specification Test Value Units
Density, 73° D792 .932-.96 g/cm3
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F D638 2,900 psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F D638 - psi
Tensile Elongation (at break), 73°F D638 330 >50% (No Break)
Flexural Strength, 73°F D790 - psi
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity D790 - psi
Shear Strength, 73°F D732 - psi
Compressive Strength – Ultimate - 1,500 psi
Compressive Strength at 2% Deformation D695 1,200 psi
Compressive Strength at 10% Deformation D695 N/A psi
Deformation Under Load - 10 %
Compressive Modulus of Elasticity, 73°F D695 - -
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Modulus) - - psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Yield) - 1,500 psi
Compressive Strength ⊥ to Laminate (Ultimate) - 3,100 psi
Hardness, Durometer (Shore “D” scale) D2240 62-67 -
Hardness, Rockwell (Scale as noted) D785 - Rockwell M
Izod Impact, Notched @ 73°F D256 Type A >120 ft.lbs/in. of notch
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Static PTM 55007 0.14 -
Coefficient of Friction (Dry vs Steel) Dynamic PTM 55007 0.09 ¬¬¬-
Maximum Static Bearing Load (P) PTM 55007 3,100 psi
Maximum Unlubricated No Load Bearing Velocity (V) PTM 55007 50 ft/minute
Maximum Limiting PV (Unlubricated) PTM 55007 5,000 psi x ft/min.
Wear Factor “K” x 10-10 PTM 55010 - Cubic in.-min/ft.lbs.hr
Sand Wheel Wear/Abrasion Test - 120 Virgin UHMW=100
Minimum Mating Surface Hardness ¬- 20 Rockwell (Brinnell)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion E-831 (TMA) 7.8 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion // to Laminates E-831 (TMA) 7.8 in/in/°F x 10-5
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion I to Laminates E-831 (TMA) 7.8 in/in/°F x 10-5
Softening Point - - °F
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi D648 180 °F
Embrittlement Temperature - Cryogenic °F Min.
Continuous Service Temperature in Air ¬- 180 °F Max.
Short Term Service Temperature - 212 °F Max.
Tg-Glass Transition (Amorphous) ¬D3418 - °F
Melting Point (Crystalline) Peak D3418 280 °F
Thermal Conductivity F433 - BTU-in/(hr/ft2°F)
Dielectric Strength Short Term D149 900 KV/mil
Volume Resistivity D257 <1015 Ohm/cm
Surface Resistivity D257 <1015 Ohm
Dielectric Constant, 106 Hz D150 2.3 -
Dissipation Factor, 106 Hz D150 - -
Flammability @ 3.1mm(1/8 in.) UL94 UL94 HB -
Arc Resistance - - seconds
Water Absorption, Immersion 24 Hours D570 (2) Nil %
Water Absorption, Immersion Saturation D570 (2) Nil %
Machinability Rating - v3 1=easy, 10=difficult
Rod Diameter Availability (Off the Shelf) 1 6.0 inches
Sheet Thickness Availability (Off the Shelf) .25 3.0 inches