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Reactive ULTEM polyetherimide polymers and oligomers can bring new performance improvements in products like polymer blends, coatings, adhesives, composites, and thermosets. Their end-use applications can benefit from an infusion of ULTEM resin advantages like its strength and stiffness, inherent flame retardancy, chemical resistance, and more. To make this possible, SABIC plans to introduce a new amine-functionalized polyetherimide ULTEM polymers and oligomers.

Experimental high molecular weight ULTEM polymer with amine end groups (0.113-0.131 meq/g). The reactive end-groups make the ULTEM resin well suited to form improved polymer structures.  

Some enhancements ULTEM polymer may offer:

  • High strength & modulus at elevated temperatures
  • Enabling a higher Tg in polymer blends
  • Improved CTE and dimensional stability over wide temperature range
  • Improved adhesion properties
  • Tunable phase morphology through formulation design

Experimental low molecular weight ULTEM oligomer with 4 to 5X reactivity of the polymer (0.450-0.700 meq/g). Well suited to be used as a high-temperature toughening agent in epoxy, phenolics, cyanate ester, benzoxazine, bismaleimide, and polyurethane-polyurea resin systems. 

Some enhancements ULTEM oligomer may offer:

  • Improved toughness-stiffness balance
  • Higher heat resistance
  • Enhanced chemical resistance
  • Lower moisture absorption
  • Excellent Fire, Smoke & Toxicity (FST) performance

ULTEM™ resin’s inherent qualities like flame retardancy, excellent strength, stiffness and more can benefit numerous application spaces. The new experimental reactive ULTEM Polymers and ULTEM Oligomers has the potential to infuse these and other benefits into multiple applications. In addition, both experimental grades are able to provide enhanced processability (solubility, viscosity and compatibility).

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