Polyaryletherketones (PAEK)is a family of high performance plastics with unique properties. These semi-crystalline aromatic polymers have high mechanical strength even at very high temperatures. Another advantages of these materials are: high impact in low temperature, excellent creep resistance, good tribological properties, chemical resistance. Thanks to these combined characteristics PAEK materials are dedicated to highly demanding applications.
Polyaryletherketones due to very high thermal resistance and mechanical performance are located at the top of polymer pyramid. PEEK, PEK and PEKEKK are the main members of this polymer group. They are highly crystalline, with the maximum (theoretical) reaching 45%; usually at the level of 25-30% in the industrial applications and 40% in some processing techniques.
Excellent thermal resistance is indicated by glass transition temperature and melting temperature, as shown in the table below:
Plastoplan Polska Sp. z o.o. is a distributor of Victrex plc, a leading producer of PAEK polymers, with a full range offer, as below
- PEEK : VICTREX™ PEEK
- PEK : VICTREX HT™
- PEKEKK : VICTREX ST™
Pictures and graphics: Victrex plc.