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Increased cost savings can approach or even surpass hundreds of thousands of dollars with even small efficiencies gained by replacing metal seals with abrasion- or wear-resistant plastics. *IAPD

Performance plastics play a crucial role in the oil and gas industry for a multitude of operations including fracking, offshore, or downhole extraction, to transportation and refinement. Energy exploration and extraction applications require materials that can withstand the harshest weather conditions, extreme temperatures, and wear demands. By replacing traditional materials like metal, performance plastics, such as PEEK and PTFE, reduce downtime to aid in uninterrupted operations. Because performance plastics are more lightweight than their alternatives, they offer reduced system weight for design flexibility and reduced power consumption. From pipe support systems to bushings and piston seals to anti-extrusion rings, Polymershapes has the durable, low maintenance materials needed for your oil and gas applications.


Using performance plastics for labyrinth seals in rotating compressors improves overall system performance, leading to reduced shaft clearance, meaning there will be less leakage of process gases. Materials like DURATRON® PAI, KETRON® PEEK, and FLUOROSINT® PTFE from Mitsubishi Chemical Group  - Advanced Materials offer self-lubricating properties to ensure a longer part compared to their metal alternatives. Labyrinth styles ranging from impeller eye seals to shaft seals, and from gas seals to balance piston seals, performance plastics have the durable, long lasting properties needed for the job.


Performance Plastics materials for oil and gas provide a number of benefits, typically replacing metal providing an extended part life and reduced maintenance & downtime:

  • Lightweight
  • Chemical & corrosion resistance
  • Impact resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Durable
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Dimensional stability
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Excellent mechanical properties