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Partially Fluorinated Polyimide Resins and Composites

  1. Jack Boyd1,
  2. James Pratte2

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc185

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Boyd, J. and Pratte, J. 2012. Partially Fluorinated Polyimide Resins and Composites. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–13.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cytec Engineered Materials Inc, Anaheim, CA

  2. 2

    Cytec Engineered Materials Inc, Havre de Grace, MD

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012


The review article gives historical insight to the developments in this area and where future activities should focus on as the industry moves forward with high temperature materials in a few select applications. Processing of the latest generation of partially fluorinated polyimides has improved significantly over the earlier generation, which had limited adoption of these materials primarily in aeroengine applications. Yet, challenges still remain in achieving higher durability while increasing the temperature capabilities of these materials. The developments over the last 30 years and how the current commercial systems have resolved the earlier technical challenges are discussed. Recent research and development efforts are reviewed and briefly discussed in terms of how they will improve the processing and performance of these materials.


  • phenylethynyl-terminated imides;
  • fluorinated polyimides;
  • high temperature composites;
  • 2,2-bis(3,4-dicarboxy phenyl) hexa-fluoropropane dianhydride (6-FDA);
  • condensation polyimides;
  • cross-linked polyimides;
  • nadic end-capped polyimides;
  • Avimid® N polyimide composites;
  • AFR-PEPA-N polyimides;
  • HFPE-50 polyimide composites