Meet the Challenge With Vespel® Parts and Shapes
Vespel® parts and shapes provide high-performance solutions for the toughest sealing, wear, or friction challenges.
DuPont™ Vespel® parts and shapes are formed by the needs of each customer. Their properties help overcome severe sealing, wear, or friction challenges, endure high temperature, and stand up to some of the world’s harshest operating environments.
With design centers of excellence in Asia, Europe and the Americas, DuPont combines material science with unique collaborative design resources for customers. Vespel® parts and shapes, both custom and stock, have been tested and proven effective in highly demanding applications around the globe.
Vespel® parts and shapes can keep production running more smoothly, improve throughputs, and extend service intervals. The performance of Vespel® parts can also make lighter-weight parts not only practical, but better than standard metal, ceramics and even other engineering plastics.
Vespel® products are made from a variety of materials (polyimides, thermoplastics, composites and chemically-resistant polymers). These products offer a unique combination of physical properties and design flexibility. Parts are available as custom parts, stock shapes, components or assemblies.
Uses and Applications
- Vespel® in Automotive Parts
- Aircraft Engine and Reverser Parts
- Centrifugal Pump Parts
Material Handling Equipment
DuPont™ Vespel® parts have a unique combination of properties that can replace metal, PEEK or ceramic parts in material handling equipment with high temperatures, high wear or no lubrication.
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Vespel® S Family
Vespel® S products are highly durable polyimides used in demanding applications where exceptional thermal resistance (cryogenic to 349°C), low wear and/or low friction, strength and impact resistance are desired as custom parts or stock shapes.
Vespel® ASB Assemblies
Vespel® ASB assemblies include fiber/fabric reinforced composites with metal backing that offer low wear & friction plus self lubrication, and metal-backed carbon-graphites for self-lubricating wear at extreme temperatures.
Vespel® CP Product Family
Vespel® CP parts offer an array of fiber or fabric reinforced composites for a range of unique design needs when wear and strength are key. Typically CP parts are used in aircraft bushings, washers, bumpers and seals.
Vespel® TP Family
Vespel® TP thermoplastic family offers many products with excellent strength and toughness, dimensional stability, low outgassing, creep resistance, and low coefficient of thermal expansion for aircraft, automotive and industrial applications.
Vespel® CR Product Family
Vespel® CR products provide excellent chemical resistance in refineries and chemical processing. They offer high-creep resistance and easy machinability for wear rings and tight-tolerance parts like ball-valve seats.
- Vespel® Stock Shapes
- Vespel® Custom Plastic Parts
Mitsui AURUM® TPI resin
A melt-processable, thermoplastic polyimide resin that lends itself to injection molding and extrusion. Offering continuous use temperatures to 240°C (464°F), AURUM® parts exhibit low outgassing, superior radiation resistance, excellent wear performance and resistance to chemicals. AURUM® TPI is a registered trademark of Mitsui, Inc
Ball Transfer Units For Panel Makers
ISB and the DuPont™ Vespel® team collaborated to create high-performance ball transfer units for cleanroom environments essential to flat-panel display and solar panel assembly.
- Vespel® CR-6100 Boiler Pumps
- Vespel® SP-21 Thrust Washers
- Vespel® Take-Out Inserts
- Line Shaft Bearings for Pumps
- Vespel® Thrust Bearings for EGR Valve
Glass Handling Sweep-Out Fingers
Vespel® SCP-5050 sweep-out fingers and stacker bar inserts for glass handling help increase plant reliability and efficiency and reduce operating costs at Veda-Pack glass manufacturing sites
Vespel® Case Rings Boost Pump Efficiency and Safety
The operator of a pipeline in the Southwestern U.S. was searching for a case ring material for pumps that would enable improved operating efficiency, increase equipment reliability and avoid the seizing or galling problems encountered with metal components. The metal components were replaced with Vespel® CR-6100 parts, and the results were impressive.
Hub Bushings For Copiers
Hub bushings designed using DuPont™ Vespel® and Minlon® keep copiers running smoothly.
DuPont™ Vespel®SP-21D Thrust Washers
Thinner, lighter Vespel® SP-21D thrust washers replace all-metal needle bearings in a new 7-speed automatic transmission for rear-drive vehicles
Bushings in New EGR Valve
DuPont™ Vespel® SP bushings in new EGR (Exhaust Valve Recirculation) valve help deliver environmental improvements.