Superimide® SM-456 is a high temperature, low CTE, filled polyimide resin composite designed for service in extreme conditions to 625°F (330°C).  Applications include aircrft braking systems, industrial heavy machinery bearings and other friction and wear applications.

Superimide® SM-456 Composites are available exclusievly from Maverick Molding Company as engineered, net molded components designed to exceed customer requirements. 

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Typical Properties

Mechanical PropertiesTemperatureTest MethodUnitsTypical Values
Tensile StrengthRTASTM D638Ksi12.6
Tensile ModulusRTASTM D638Msi1.9
Tensile Elongation @ BreakRTASTM D638%0.86
Tensile Strength500°F (260°C)ASTM D638Ksi-
Tensile Modulus500°F (260°C)ASTM D638Msi-
Tensile Elongation @ Break500°F (260°C)ASTM D638%-
Compressive StrengthRTASTM D695Ksi38
Compressive ModulusRTASTM D695Msi1.6
Compressive Strength500°F (260°C)ASTM D695Ksi-
Compressive Modulus500°F (260°C)ASTM D695Msi-
Shear StrengthRTASTM D5379Ksi-
Shear ModulusRTASTM D5379Msi-
Flexural StrengthRTASTM D790Ksi10.5
Flexural ModulusRTASTM D790Msi-
Flexural Strength500°F (260°C)ASTM D790Ksi8.6
Flexural Modulus500°F (260°C)ASTM D790Msi-
Physical PropertiesTemperatureTest MethodUnitsTypical Values
 Density RT ASTM D792 (g/cm^3) 1.54
 Poisson's Ratio RT ASTM D638 - 0.22
 Hardness, Rockwell “E” RT ASTM D785 - -
 Dry Tg  RT – 750°F ASTM E1640 °F (°C) 644° (340°C)
 Wet Tg RT – 750°F ASTM E1640 °F (°C)
 Moisture Absorption RT - --
CTE Parallel to Molding DirectionRT to 450°FASTM E831In-inE-6/°F40
CTE Transverse to Molding DirectionRT to 450°FASTM E831In-inE-6/°F8
TOS Wt. Loss (100 hrs, 70 psi)700°FE50TF534%-
TOS Wt. Loss (120 hrs, 150 psi)600°FE50TF534%-
Wear PropertiesTemperatureTest MethodUnitsTypical Values
Coefficient of FrictionRT to 700°FASTM G99-0.15
Wear @ 30N Load/500 rpm/2 hours400°F (205°C)ASTM G99µm-
Wear @ 30N Load/500 rpm/2 hours600°F (316°C)ASTM G99µm-
Thermal ConductivityRTASTM E1225-04BTU/Hrs.ft°F-
Thermal Conductivity662°F (350°C)ASTM E1225-05BTU/Hrs.ft°F-
Specific Heat CapacityRTASTM E1269-05W/mK-
Specific Heat Capacity662°F (350°C)ASTM E1269-06J/kg°C-

Disclaimer: The data listed herein fall within the normal range of properties but should not be used to establish specification limits or used alone as the basis of design. Maverick Molding assumes no obligations or liabilities for any advice furnished or for any results obtained with respect to this information. All such advice is given and accepted at buyer’s risk.

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