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Radel® R-5100

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Solvay
Radel® R-5100 by Solvay is an opaque, autoclavable, general purpose, radiotranslucent, flame retardant, biocompatible polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) grade reinforced with a filler. It is available as black, red, grey, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown and in light beige color. Exhibits good chemical resistance, good electrical properties, high environmental stress crack resistance, and high heat resistance. Offers resistance to acids, bases, gamma radiation & steam, E-beam sterilizability, ethylene oxide sterilizability, good thermal stability, heat sterilizability, hydrolytic stability, steam sterilizability and ultra-high toughness. Radel® R-5100 by Solvay is suitable for processing by injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, machining, sheet- film & profile extrusion, and thermoforming. Recommended applications include aircraft & aerospace, hospital goods, medical devices, dental applications, healthcare applications, membranes, surgical instruments, plumbing parts, connectors, and food contact applications. It complies with the FAA FAR 25.853a, NSF 51, NSF 61, ISO 10993, RoHS, UL File Number E36098 and ASTM D6394 SP0312 regulations.
Product Type
PSU (Polysulfone) > PPSU
Physical Form
Colors available

Radel® R-5100 Properties

Physical Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR or MFI = Melt Flow Index or MI = Melt Index)
14 - 20 g/10 min
( )
ASTM D1238
Water Absorption
0.37 %
(24 hrs)
Specific Gravity
( )

Radel® R-5100 Processing Guidelines

Injection Molding Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Drying Temperature
149 °C
Drying Time
2.5 hr
Suggested Max. Moisture
0.050 %
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