FRALOCK is an AS-9100 registered and ITAR compliant manufacturer/converter of flexible materials such as adhesive tapes, films, foils, foam, rubber, specialty laminates, and custom composites. These materials are used in various
components for aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and space based solar arrays among others. Fralock’s Technical Knowledge™ (FTK) allows us to combine seemingly incompatible materials for mission-critical applications.
ALL POLYIMIDE LAMINATES
All Polyimide Adhesiveless Laminates
Flexible and Rigid-Flexdesigns are fully encapsulated. Applications include: Antennas, Solar Arrays, Circuits, Shields, Heaters, Reflectors, Custom Composites, Shims, and Mechanical Seals.
All Polyimide Design Advantages
Robust Handling: Virtually eliminates fragility related assembly damage,
rework and delays.
Full Folding: May be folded over without affect.
No Solder joints or Connectors: Continuous panels to 120” and Full Folding can result in continuous lengths to 100’s of feet without any unreliable connections.
Fine Line/Trace and Spacing: to 1 mil, allows compact design.
Low Mass: Superior materials, lamination, trace/spacing and connector
elimination yields lower mass.
Exceptional Radiation Resistance: Retains physical, thermal,
electrical and isolation properties throughout extended mission life.
Unsurpassed Reliability with All Polyimide Fully Encapsulated Designs
All polyimide bonding eliminates the adhesive interface where most problems occur.
Full encapsulation eliminates the voids around metallic traces that create performance variables and structural discontinuities that affect durability.
Laminate bond strengths exceed substrate properties that typically
exceed 10 pli to metallic traces.
Wide operational temperature range -269°C to +351°C (Tg)
CIRLEX® is currently used as a high temperature/thermal block in military aircraft engine systems. Additional benefits include compression resistance and chemical resistance. CIRLEX® offers dimensional stability over a broad temperature range: -452°F to 663°F, and has 94 V-O flammability rating.
Characteristics and Features:
Dielectric Strength up to 7000 volts/mil
Glass transition temperatures up to 351°C (663°F)
Low CTE, 30 ppm in-plane at temperatures -269°C (ASTM E831)
Tested and Meets NASA outgassing requirements
Flammability requirements of UL94V-0 (UL file #E39505)
Inherently Halogen free
Maintains its mechanical properties at extreme temperatures, from cryogenic-269°C (-516°F) to over 351°C (663°F)
Monolithic polyimide construction with no adhesive weaknesses
Readily modified by machining, drilling, laser machining
Thermal & Dimensional Stability
High Performance – Dimensional stability over high temp range: -452°F to 663°F, 94 V-O flammability rating.
Thermal Cycling tested from -186°C to 150°C
If your application requires high temperature resistance, dimensional stability, low outgassing, durability, and chemical resistance, you need Fralock’s all polyimide adhesiveless laminates.
Custom material combinations are available in both rolled goods and die cut parts. For additional information about us or to begin discussions on your project, click here to Request a quote or Call us at 1-800-FRALOCK (372-5625)
Adhesion & Bonding Systems
EMI / RFI Shielding
Gasketing & Sealing
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