Wearcomp (Long Graphite Fiber Reinforced Polyimide Composite: Up to 850ºF)

Wearcomp is an ultra high strength, high temperature carbon fiber reinforced thermoset Polyimide composites with unmatched strength-to-weight ratios. Some of the outstanding properties of these materials include: high temperature resistance, self lubricating, high impact strength, excellent corrosion resistance, low wear, light weight, and goocell nameimensional stability.


Density ( lb/ft³ )98
Maximum Operating Temperature ( ºF )850
Specific Gravity1.55
Chemical ResistanceExcellent (Strong Bases w/pH > 10 Not Recommended)
Maximum Sheet Size ( in )20 x 30
Thermal Conductivity ( BTU-in/hr-ft²-ºF )8.3
Fiber Length1” Ave.
Continuous Operating Temperature ( ºF )600
MatrixPolyimide Resin
ReinforcementCarbon Fiber
Compressive Strength at 73ºF ( psi )104000
Compressive Strength at 500ºF ( psi )69000
Flexural Strength at 73ºF ( psi )80000
Flexural Strength at 500ºF ( psi )75000
Flexural Modulus at 73ºF ( psi )5600000
Flexural Modulus at 500ºF ( psi )5200000
Tensile Strength at 73ºF ( psi )49000
Tensile Strength at 500ºF ( psi )41000
Tensile Modulus at 73ºF ( psi )5700000
Tensile Modulus at 500ºF ( psi )5200000
IZOD Impact Strength (Notched) at 73ºF ( ft lb/in )12
Coefficient of Friction (Unlubricated Against Steel)0.15 to 0.20
Limiting PV (Unlubricated Against Steel)80000
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion - Parallel ( in/in/ºF )15 x 10-6
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion - Perpendicular ( in/in/ºF )2.0 x 10-6


The Wearcomp properties listed represent typical average values obtained in accordance with accepted test methods and are subject to normal manufacturing variations. They are supplied as a technical service and are subject to change without notice. Check with your supplier to assure current information

Available Forms

Custom Molded
Machined Parts

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