If you need components or products highly resistant to chemicals, Ryton® should be at the top of your list. It has the broadest resistance to chemicals of any high-performance plastic with no known solvents below 392˚ Fahrenheit. It is inert to fuels and acids, strong bases and steam with minimal moisture absorption.
Because of its low coefficient of linear thermal expansion, Ryton® is ideal for precise-tolerance machined components. Ryton® also is flame-retardant, with excellent electrical characteristics.
Because of these characteristics, Ryton® is ideal for plastic components in the automotive, electrical and appliance industries, as well as other industrial applications.
Ryton® does have some disadvantages: It can be difficult to process because of its high melt temperature, it requires fillers to get good impact strength, and it is subject to brittleness.