Arlon® 1160 is a glass-reinforced version of Arlon 1000 featuring significantly higher tensile strength and increased shear strength. Arlon 1160 is often selected when the operating temperature exceeds 300°F (149°C). The addition of glass raises the HDT and reduces the coefficient of thermal expansion. Other benefits include a lower coefficient of friction and improved wear properties. Arlon 1160 and related grades are successfully being used as sealing components, valve seats, bearings, backup rings and high-temperature insulators.
Arlon 1160 is available in custom injection-molded shapes, rods to .75 in. (1.9 cm), tubes from .5 in. (1.3 cm) ID to 6 in. (15.2 cm) OD (maximum cross-section .875 in. (2.2 cm)) and discs to 15 in. (38 cm).