PEEK Resin

PEEK Resin Properties & Uses

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Material PEEK
Chemical Name Polyetheretherketone
 Structure Crystalline
Opacity Opaque
Strength Very Strong
Specific Gravity 1.3 – 1.37
Shrinkage 0.2% – 1.6%
Melting Point 340°F – 345°F
 Deflection Temperature 550°F
Service Temperature 250°F – 260°F

Applications

PEEK resin is used for various components within the aerospace, military, electronics, medical, industrial and filtration markets. This engineered resin is ideal for components where thermal, chemical and combustion properties are critical for performance.

Some common components that use PEEK resin include:

  • Filters
  • Gaskets
  • Piston Parts
  • Pumps
  • Compressor Plate Valves
  • HPLC Columns
Advantages
  • Continuous Service at High Temperatures
  • Low Moisture Absorption
  • Excellent Resistance to Fatigue, Hydrolysis & Chemicals
Disadvantages
  • High Cost
  • Notch-Sensitive
  • Very High Processing Temperatures Required
  • Incompatible with Strong Bases & Halogenated Solvents
  • Anisotropic Shrinkage

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