PEEK Resin

PEEK Resin Properties & Uses

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Please Note: PMC does not sell the material listed below.  We only use the material list to inform visitors that we are experienced in processing  these materials for many fine products.

MaterialPEEK
Chemical NamePolyetheretherketone
 StructureCrystalline
OpacityOpaque
StrengthVery Strong
Specific Gravity1.3 – 1.37
Shrinkage0.2% – 1.6%
Melting Point340°F – 345°F
 Deflection Temperature550°F
Service Temperature250°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