PEEK

PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) is a unique engineering thermoplastic offering high temperature resistance, toughness, rigidity, and creep resistance. It is resistant to a wide range of solvents, making it an excellent material for use in a wide spectrum of applications where thermal, chemical and combustion properties are critical to performance.

Description

PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) is a unique engineering thermoplastic offering high temperature stability, toughness, rigidity, and creep resistance. It is resistant to a wide range of solvents, making it an excellent material for use in a broad spectrum of applications where thermal, chemical and combustion properties are critical to performance.

The addition of glass or carbon fibers or other reinforcing materials can enhance the mechanical and thermal properties of PEEK, which is produced in both compression-molded and extruded forms, with differentiated properties for each. Molded PEEK components absorb much less water than many other thermoplastics.

Polymershapes offers PEEK in multiple grades and forms, in a variety of sizes. It is available in both natural and black, and several grades that meet FDA, USDA, UL-94 Flame Class, 3-A Dairy and ASTM/Mil-Spec requirements.

Polymershapes can meet your PEEK needs with sheet, rod and tube from leading edge suppliers including Ketron® and Semitron® from Quadrant Engineering Plastics. You can rely on our expert fabrication capabilities to ensure you get just the right amount of material for your projects: We will deliver the sheet, plate, rod or tube you want, in the lengths, widths and thicknesses you need.

Did you know Polymershapes can help you meet all your plastics requirements? We have a vast inventory of material solutions, and offer a wide range of exceptional value-added services that will help you put your competition in the rear-view mirror. Our experienced teams are eager to exceed your expectations with best-in-class conversion and fabrication, customer service and convenience, all delivered from our local facilities or in conveniently located centers featuring state of the art technology.

Contact your local Polymershapes facility today for more information about how we can meet your needs for PEEK, and much, much more!

Features & Benefits

  • Excellent temperature and chemical resistance
  • Insoluble in all common solvents
  • Superior dielectric strength
  • Outstanding wear and abrasion resistance
  • Low moisture absorption

Applications

  • Aerospace
  • Armored Vehicle
  • Automotive
  • Bearings and Bushings
  • Chemical Processing
  • Food and Beverage Preparation and Processing
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Gears
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Machine Shops
  • Milling and Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Packaging and Conveying Equipment
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Semiconductor and Electronics
  • Tooling
  • Valves and Fittings
  • Wear Strips

Physical Properties

UNITS ASTM
TEST
PEEK (unfilled)
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°F psi D638 13,300
Flexural modulus @ 73°F psi D790 530,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 1.6
Deflection Temperature Under Load  @ 264 psi °F D648 320
Water absorption @ 73°F –  24 hours % D570 0.5
Compressive strength psi D695 20,000
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) (in/in°F) D696 2.6E-05

*Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.

Product Options

Color: Natural, Black
Grades: Unfilled,  Glass Filled,  Carbon Fiber Filled,  High Temperature, Bearing Grade

Standard Sizes

Standard Shapes Sheet, Rod, Tube
Sheet Dimensions: 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 24″ x 24″, 24″ x 48″
Thickness: 0.250″ – 4″
Rod Diameter: 0.125″ – 6″
Length: 96″, 120″
Tube Outside Diameter: 1.97″ – 10″

*The sizes above are standard stocking sizes. Other custom sizes are available upon request. Please contact your local branch for information and a quote.

Suppliers / Brands

Suppliers Brands
   Ketron®
 Ensinger
 Polymer Industries
 Rochling