PEEK is the abbreviation for polyetheretherketon, also referred to as polyetheretherketone. It
is a high quality technical synthetic substance. The material has unique qualities, as it can be
used at the highest temperature and it has a high level of chemical resistance. PEEK also has
high dimensional stability.
PEEK is a thermoplastic. Thermoplastics are synthetic materials that turn soft under high
temperatures. That is why polyetheretherketone is perfect for laser cutting. PEEK’s melting
point is around 340 °C. We process it very precisely. This gives it a nice, smooth surface. Are
you looking for a synthetic material that meets high qualitative standards? Then, PEEK plastic
is most likely for you.
The properties of PEEK allow it to be widely applicable and therefore very popular.
PEEK plastic is used in various industries. A number of examples are:
- Aerospace industry: as a replacement for metal, for example for hinges or pipes
- Medical industry: implants, surgical instruments that have to be sterilized multiple times
Oil and gas extraction: for example for pipes
We can also see the material used extensively in the automobile industry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and in textile processing. And for example, in electrical isolation, pump housing and pipes in HPLC equipment (high-performance liquid chromatography). PEEK plastic can be very widely used.
There are various types of polyetheretherketone that have been modified. This can amend or strengthen the characteristics of PEEK. Examples are:
- PEEK GF30: in which 30% of glass fibre has been added. This provides it with the highest mechanical stability in comparison to all the other types of PEEK.
- PEEK mod.: to which PTFE, carbon fibre and granite has been added. This makes it even more mechanically stable and even more resistant to wear and tear. PEEK mod. also has good sliding properties.
As you can tell, polyetheretherketone is very versatile. Do you want advice on which polyetheretherketone you should choose, then contact us.
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