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ARLON®

Metal Replacement Solutions

THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL

In order to maintain profitability in increasingly competitive markets, businesses must successfully exploit materials. Arlon®, Greene, Tweed’s high-performance engineering polymer, provides a reliable solution for businesses developing new products or modifying existing materials.

Arlon

  • Replaces metal parts given its excellent strength to weight ratio
  • Performs under conditions generally considered too harsh for plastics, e.g., cryogenic to above 482ºF (250ºC) and downhole to 2,000 bar (30,000 psi)
  • Resists corrosion across a broad range of chemicals
  • Provides total immunity to hydrolyzing conditions of high-pressure and high-temperature steam service
  • Delivers excellent thermal stability as its co-efficient of thermal expansion can be dictated by the filler system used
  • Can be injection molded for exceptional flexibility
  • Provides excellent wear resistance for use in bearings
  • Absorbs and dissipates energy unlike normal PEEK™, which shatters
  • Resists nuclear radiation

Successful implementation of substitute materials relies on close collaboration between suppliers and users. Greene, Tweed’s early involvement on new product development helps to determine Arlon’s suitability.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Lightweight, tough, high-temperature thermoplastic
  • Unique combination of mechanical, thermal, chemical and electrical properties
  • Excellent resistance to hydrolysis and nuclear radiation
  • Downhole applications to 482ºF (250ºC)/1,400 bar
  • Increases temperature and pressure capability for valve seats

APPLICATIONS

  • Well test equipment electrical logging
  • Drilling equipment
  • Liner hanger
  • Completion equipment
  • Production equipment
  • Wireline tools

SUCCESSFULLY REPLACED METAL COMPONENTS

Arlon successfully replaces metal components in the following areas:

Chemical

  • Valve seats, bearings, pinch valve body, pump bearings, gear pump housing and stem seals

Offshore

  • Valve seats, bearings, sub-surface safety valve backup, bushings, ball valve thrust, washers, seats and body seals

Medical

  • Check valve seats, ball valve seats and prosthetics

Pharmaceutical

  • Autoclave, liquid chromatography, tubing ferrules and compression nuts

Industrial

  • Compressor port plates, rotary vanes, hydraulic actuator housing and solenoid valve stem tips


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