Application area: General industry Food industry

General facts

Polyphenylene sulfide

Shortening: PPS

Color: Deep blue

Common uses: Techtron® HPV is used where PA, POM, PET, PEI and PSU can not be used and when plastics such as PBI, PI, PEEK and PAI are too expensive and too good. Techtron® HPV contains an evenly distributed lubricant, which provides low friction. Materials are also available in food quality, Techtron® FG, approved according to EU 10/2011.


The benefits of techtron HPV

  • Very high allowable working temperature in air (from + 220ºC continuously to + 260ºC for short periods).
  • High mechanical strength, stiffness and creep resistance.
  • Excellent chemical and hydrolysis resistance.
  • Excellent wear and friction properties.
  • Very dimensionally stable.
  • Excellent resistance to high energy radiation (gamma and X-rays).
  • Good UV resistance.
  • Low flash point.
  • Good electrical insulation and good dielectric properties.
  • Also available in food quality, approved according to EU 10/2011.


Limitations of techtron HPV PPS

  • Low impact strength.
  • Slowly attacked by strong oxidizing acids.
  • Requires high machining and molding temperatures.

As a glass fiber-reinforced grade, Techtron HPV closes the gap in performance and price, between standard thermoplastics and advanced engineering plastics. For this reason, this versatile grade of polyphenylene sulfide is great for wear components such as

  • bushings and bearings
  • CIP wash down parts
  • pump
  • valve
  • compressor applications throughout the aerospace
  • food processing
  • oil and gas industries.

Any questions or queries about Techtron HPV PPS? You’re more than welcome to contact us, we’re happy to help!