Material properties of polybenzimidazole (PBI)
In the range of high-performance plastics, PBI is the absolute top high-performance material. Thanks to its unique property profile, PBI can provide a solution in areas where other plastics fail. This material is in great demand in high-tech industries such as semiconductors and aerospace. In these areas, PBI is primarily used for critical and complicated components to reduce maintenance costs and thus gain valuable uptime in manufacturing.
PBI offers the highest temperature resistance (up to +310 °C continuously, up to +500 °C briefly) and the best retention of mechanical properties of all non-reinforced high-performance plastics. PBI is ionically very clean and does not outgas (dry material).