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PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide) trade names include – Fortron®, Torcon®, and Ryton®.

rytonA manufactured yarn composed of polymers containing Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS). This fiber has high temperature resistance (230°C) and good chemical resistance.

PPS properties include:
  • Heat resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Vapor heat resistant
  • Insulation
  • Low dielectric constant
Sample PPS applications include:
  • Bag filtration applications
  • Liquid chemical filtration
  • Webbing used in highly toxic environments.
  • Use in acidic environments
  • Electric insulating materials

Technical Data

Tenacity (g/denier) 3.0 - 5.0
Elongation at break (%) 35 - 50
Shrinkage at 177°C (%)
Melting point (°F) Decomposition point - 545°F
In flame
After flame
Chemical resistance Excellent chemical resistance
Specific gravity (g/cc) 1.34
Moisture regain (%) 0.6
Disclaimer: Values are only a guide. Actual values depend on manufacturer and exact type of yarn. Please contact our engineering team for specific values as they relate to your application.

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