Application area: General industry Life-science/MedTech Food industry

General facts

Polyphenol sulfone

Shortening: PPSU

Color: black, off-white

Common uses: Medical devices, steam autoclaves, dental and surgical instruments, fluid applications, electronic equipment, devices that must withstand soldering temperatures.


  • Continuous service temperature in air + 180 ° C
  • Suitable for repeated steam sterilization
  • Excellent dimensionally stable
  • High stiffness in a large temperature range
  • Very high impact strength
  • Physiologically inert (suitable for food contact)
  • Very good resistance to high energy radiation (gamma and X-rays)
  • Good electrical insulating and dielectric properties


  • Wavelength-dependent UV sensitivity, especially during long-term exposure
  • Sensitive to stress cracking during machining
  • Sensitive to chlorinated hydrocarbons (eg chloroform), esters, aromatic hydrocarbons (eg benzene) and ketones (eg acetone).