DuPont™ Vespel® SCP-5000

DuPont™ Vespel® SCP-5000 is widely used for:

  • CMP retaining rings
  • Test sockets
  • Substrate lift pins
  • Aircraft engine parts

Performance Characteristics:

  • Ultra-high purity
  • High thermal oxidative stability
  • High stiffness
  • Higher modulus and surface hardness
  • Improved chemical resistance
  • High temperature
  • High wear resistance with low outgassing

Common Brands:

  • DuPont™ Vespel®



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DuPont™ Vespel® SCP-5000

Unfilled with enhanced mechanical properties and thermal stability

DuPont™ Vespel® SCP-5000 is an unfilled grade with enhanced mechanical properties and thermal stability. Vespel® SCP-5000 has been developed for demanding applications that require toughness, thermal and dimensional stability, chemical resistance, and stable dielectric performance across a broad temperature range.

 

STANDARD SIZES
ROD Outside Diameter:
0.250 in – 2.750 in
OPTIONS AVAILABLE
COLOR Light Brown
GRADES Unfilled

Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Vespel® SCP-5000 is also available in bar.

 

Typical Properties for DuPont™ Vespel® SCP-5000 Polyimide
  ASTM
Method
Units SCP-5000
Unfilled
Mechanical
Tensile strength,
23°C (73°F)
D1708 / D638 MPa (kpsi) 163
(23.6)
Tensile strength,
260°C (500°F)
D1708 / D638 MPa (kpsi) 62
(9)
Elongation at break,
23°C (73°F)
D1708 / D638 % 7.5
Elongation at break,
260°C (500°F)
D1708 / D638 % 49.0
Flexural modulus,
23°C (73°F)
D790 MPa (kpsi) 5,760
(836)
Flexural modulus,
260°C (500°F)
D790 MPa (kpsi) 3,010
(436)
Compressive stress at
10% strain, 23°C (73°F)
D695 MPa (kpsi) 230
(33.4)
Deformation under
13.8 MPa (2,000 psi) load
D621 % 0.05
Friction      
Coefficient of friction at
PV = .875 MPa m/s
(25,000 psi-ft/min)*
    0.26
Coefficient of friction at 
PV = 3.5 MPa m/s
(25,000 psi-ft/min)*
    0.15
Static coefficient
of friction in air*
     
PV limit (unlubricated)**   MPa-m/s
(kpsi ft/min)
 
Other Properties      
Coefficient of
thermal expansion
23–300°C (73–572°F)
E831 µm/m/K
(10-6 in/in-°F)
47 (26)
Hardness D785 Rockwell E 95
Water absorption,
24 hr at 23°C (73°F)
D570 % 0.08

*Versus carbon steel, steady state, unlubricated, in air, thrust bearing. **PV limits for any material vary with different combinations of pressure and velocity as well as other conditions.

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