PAEK Plastic UsesStrength, durability, versatility
- Excellent stability at high temperatures
- Ideal for metal replacement
Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) is a class of semi-crystalline thermoplastic that is used for a wide variety of industrial applications. The powerful combination of thermal stability, chemical resistance and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures makes PAEK one of the most versatile thermoplastics on the market. It can be machined using injection molding, extrusion, compression molding, and transfer molding.
The main characteristics that make PAEK such a great thermoplastic for machining and injection molding are:
- Wear resistance
- Mechanical and chemical resistance
- Electrical insulation
- Low moisture absorption
- Corrosion resistance
- Abrasion resistance
- Flame Retardant
How we use PAEK plastic
PAEK plastic uses take advantage of its exceptional heat, chemical, and hydrolysis resistance. Major applications include seals, valves, and bearings for oil drilling, chemical pumps, and automotive gears. PAEK plastics have very few toxic and corrosive fumes and allow heat output when burned, making it appropriate for use in aviation interiors. Plus, due to its excellent resistance to hydrolysis, which means it does not break down when sterilized, we use PAEK to create components for medical devices and surgical implants.