Plastics for Cryogenic Applications

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.

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