PEEK Plastic

PEEK

Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) is a strong thermoplastic used in a variety of industries and applications. 

PEEK

Overview

PEEK plastic's resistance to high temperatures, harsh chemicals, and high-pressure water make it one of the most highly versatile forms of thermoplastic. It is commonly used in industries such as aerospace, oil and gas, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. The strength and anti-friction properties of PEEK plastic also makes it a useful plastic for demanding applications such as bearings, pumps, and valves. 

PEEK plastic can be manufactured by injection molding or machining. Injection molding provides greater strength properties and stiffness, while maching will work best for applications requiring high precision. 

Benefits

  • The chemical resistance of PEEK plastic is similar to that of PTFE. However, unlike PTFE, the plastic is able to be used in more demanding applications where high strength, and anti-wear properties are required. 
  • Even at high temperatures, PEEK plastic maintains its shape. This allows it to be used in a variety of new environments that other thermoplastics are not compatible with. 
  • PEEK plastic is one of the few plastics able to be used in medical implants. Unlike other plastics, which may be rejected by the body or may not be able to uphold the wear requirements needed with medical devices, PEEK plastic has been used in many medical applications, including spinal implants. 
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