High-temperature Plastics (Semi-crystalline)

 

PEEK has the highest thermal resistance among semi-crystalline materials. Its excellent mechanical properties are maintained at continuous use temperatures of up to 464°F (240°C).

Features

  • Autoclave sterilizable
  • Chemical resistance
  • E-beam sterilizable
  • Ethylene oxide sterilizable
  • Fatigue resistant
  • Flame retardant
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Good sterilizability
  • Heat sterilizable
  • High heat resistance
  • High stiffness
  • High strength
  • Radiation (gamma) resistant
  • Radiation sterilizable
  • Radiotranslucent
  • Steam resistant
  • Steam sterilizable

Common Uses

  • Automotive applications
  • Connectors
  • Dental applications
  • Electrical/Electronic applications
  • Gears
  • Hospitals goods
  • Industrial applications
  • Medical devices
  • Medical/Healthcare applications
  • Oil/Gas applications
  • Pump Parts
  • Surgical instruments
  • Thrust washer

PAEK materials are often a good fit in demanding applications that require strength at high temperature along with other features such as impact strength, mechanical fatigue strength, low creep, and good sliding and wear properties.

Features

  • Carbon filter reinforced
  • Chemical resistant
  • Flame retardant
  • Good dimensional stability
  • High heat resistance
  • High stiffness
  • High strength

Common Uses

  • Automotive applications
  • Gears
  • Industrial applications

PPS offers a unique combination of properties that make it possible to mold complex parts with tight tolerances for use in high-temp and/or harsh chemical environments.

Features

  • Glass fiber reinforced
  • Thermal stability
  • Dimensional stability
  • Chemical resistant
  • Inherently flame retardant

Common Uses

  • Automotive applications

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