Polyetherketone (PEK) are semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastics that can be used at high temperatures. Although PEK requires high processing temperatures, it can be processed using standard equipment.
•High strength and toughness
•Outstanding chemical resistance
•Ease of processing
Temp Range: 250°C to 350°C
One major engineering application is oil drilling components, such as seals compressor rings, valve parts, gears, bearings and wire coatings. It is also used in the chemical pump industry because it can withstand the temperature, stress, and has the corrosion resistance. In the automotive industry it is used to make gears and thrust bearings in transmissions. Due to its excellent resistance to hydrolysis it is used in medical devices because it does not break down when sterilized. PEKEKK is used to make surgical implants, such as artificial hips.