Plastics for Cryogenic Applications

White paper on the design considerations when using plastic materials in cryogenic environments

Emerging technologies in biosciences, pharmaceutical research, physics equipment, and space flight hardware require materials capable of operating at cryogenic temperatures. Applications include bearings, seals, and thermal insulators. 

Plastic materials offer a number of benefits for cryogenic applications including:

  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Electrical insulating properties
  • Sealing performance
  • Ability to function as friction and wear surfaces without external lubrication

Learn more about Important Design Considerations

This white paper describes the mechanical, thermal, and friction and wear behavior of plastics at cryogenic temperatures. It includes important considerations as engineers design devices that must operate at low temperatures. 

With helpful charts and graphs, it's perfect for engineers, specifiers, and buyers involved in cold temperature storage and processing equipment, spacecraft hardware, particle accelerators, cryogenically cooled supercomputers, pharmaceutical and biosciences applications, and superconducting magnets.

Want to know more? Simply fill out the form and get your free copy of Design Considerations for the Use of Plastic Materials in Cryogenic Environments.

Have Technical Questions? 

At Curbell Plastics, we understand the unique demands of each market and have the expertise to help you meet your business needs. If you have technical questions regarding cryogenic applications and plastic materials, contact the author of this white paper.

Dr. Keith Hechtel, DBA
Sr. Director of Business Development
Tel: 716-667-3377 x7413
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