Wear Resistance Data

RTP 4000 Series Polyphthalamide (PPA) Compounds — Metric Units

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Wear factor (K) is an indication of a materials resistance to wear as a function of the volume of material lost, force (load) and velocity at the wear interface and time. It is often determined using a "thrust washer" wear testing apparatus per ASTM D3702 in which a molded plastic specimen is rotated against a substrate thrust washer under set pressure and velocity conditions.

A wear factor is calculated with the equation W=K*F*V*T. In this equation W is wear volume (mm3), K is wear factor (mm3/N m)10-8, F is force (N), V is velocity (m/sec), and T is elapsed time (sec).

A material with a lower wear factor (K) has greater resistance to wear and these values are useful for material comparison purposes.


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RTP Product Tested vs. Steel (1018 C)
PV 70
Load 1.80
Speed 0.25
PV 175
Load 2.25
Speed 0.50
PV 350
Load 9.00
Speed 0.25
Wear
Factor
µ
Dynamic
Wear
Factor
µ
Dynamic
Wear
Factor
µ
Dynamic
RTP 4000 TFE 10
10% PTFE
    806 0.25    
RTP 4005 TFE 15
30% Glass Fiber
15% PTFE
153 0.40 86 0.64 1311 0.32
RTP 4085 TFE 15
30% Carbon Fiber
15% PTFE
137 0.33 139 0.30 76 0.38
RTP 4000 AR 15 TFE 15
15% Aramid Fiber
15% PTFE
179 0.31 76 0.27 16 0.21
RTP 4005 TFE 18 SI 2
30% Glass Fiber
18% PTFE
2% Silicone
    103 0.68    
  • Thrust washer testing conducted per ASTM D 3702
  • Wear Factor: (mm3/N m)10-8
  • PV: KPa m/sec
  • Load: N
  • Speed: m/sec

Comparing competitive data note

  • RTP Company reports Wear Factors per unit Force (KF) with units of (mm3/N m)10-8. This is the industry standard way to calculate and report Wear Factor. Some suppliers report Wear Factors per unit Pressure (KP) with units of (mm3/Pa m)10-11. This value is arrived at by dividing the KF by the contact surface of the test specimen 0.00023 or 2.3-4 m2. As result of this reporting discrepency, RTP Company's Wear Factor values appear to be significantly higher. For example a KP of 3 (mm3/Pa m)10-11 would be equal to KF of 3/0.00023 = 13 (mm3/N m)10-8.

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