from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synthetic polymeric resin of a class resistant to high temperatures, wear, and corrosion, used primarily as a coating or film on a substrate substance.

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  • n. Any polymer whose monomers are imides; used to make high-temperature resins


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  • NY Industries, the new thick-film circuit system uses a specially formed conductive paste on heat-resistant substrates such as polyimide and PEN.


  • The actual ones that have been built and (unsuccessfully) flown have all had a polyimide film basis (Kapton or Mylar) because it is a more robust material per mass unit.

    Reader's Consensus: Develop a new launch vehicle - NASA Watch

  • Ultimately, the ability to deposit thin film PV (amorphous SI, CIGS, CdTe, or hybrid cells) on polymer substrates by reel to reel manufacturing (higher tech version of mylar potato chip bags or flexible polyimide computer peripheral cables) would be expected to be significantly less expensive per watt than silicon, but neither technology is static. —

    Thin Film Solar Companies Raise Hundreds of Millions in Financing - Bits Blog -

  • Thanks to flexibility provided by the polyimide film the mono-logger done with printable electronics is easier to install inside the boot than the old version.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • The sensor arrays are built layer by layer on polyimide films.

    Archive 2003-10-01

  • "It's an aromatic polyimide," Pokier putting the gun back in his shirt.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • The researchers sandwiched these components between two protective layers of polyimide, a type of polymer.

    Boing Boing

  • Using a plastic polyimide substrate instead of glass, Samsung has produced displays that are "rollable and bendable" and which can even "survive blows from a hammer". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Thermal sensitivity of plastics limits the process now primarily to a very expensive polymer, polyimide.

    Gadget Freak Files

  • Options include polyimide insulated heaters bonded to aluminum chucks, mica insulated heaters sealed into welded chucks, and mica insulated heaters clamped between silicone carbide plates.

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