Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) with the trade name Ketron® offers chemical and hydrolysis resistance similar to PPS but can operate at higher temperatures. It is the only thermoplastic that can achieve mechanical properties above 300 C. This semi-crystalline aromatic polymer is considered the exclusive thermoplastic available on the market today.
Because of its properties, polyetheretherketone products can be found in applications where there are high demands on dimensional stability, strength, and fatigue resistance and a low risk of fire at elevated temperatures. Some examples include the space, aviation, and defense industries, and LSG/FG qualities are suitable in the medical technology and food technology industries.
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