Torlon® Engineered Composite Material Advantages
Torlon® is a high performance thermoplastic that delivers a number of unique advantages over metals and similar composite materials. Benefits of Marketing Masters’ Torlon® clip nuts and inserts include:
Marketing Masters’ clip nuts are not susceptible to corrosion, and will not scratch other structures' primer or plating during clip installation and/or removal. This helps eliminate corrosion caused from galvanic reactions and environmental conditions. Additionally, our clip nuts will not chafe or nick structures' edges during screw installation. This will significantly reduce replacement costs and the amount of labor required to replace corroded metal structures.
Torlon® polyamide-imide is virtually unaffected by aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated and fluorinated hydrocarbons, and most acids at moderate temperatures. Outstanding Mechanical Strength & Durability
Torlon® exhibits outstanding mechanical strength and durability, giving them the ability to withstand extremely high torque loads. Marketing Masters’ composite clip nuts are as strong or stronger than traditional metal clip nuts, and can withstand torque loads in excess of 100 inch-pounds. This is nearly double the 60 inch-pound requirement common of metal clip nuts.
Clip nuts manufactured from Torlon® are considerably lighter than metal fasteners. Torlon® is 69% lighter than titanium and 50% lighter than aluminum.
Torlon® engineered composite passes FAA burn tests and meets stringent aerospace requirements in tests of flammability, smoke density, and toxic gas emission. Torlon® is used extensively in applications where flammability is a critical consideration.
Performance Up to 500°F
At high temperatures, Torlon® is stiffer and stronger than many similar high performance materials are at room temperature. It can be used at temperatures well beyond the limits of most other high performance plastics.
Recent EPA and European Union regulations mandate that all clip nuts and fasteners for aircraft and other applications must be free of chromium and/or chromate.