Polyether ether ketone, also known as PEEK, is a thermoplastic with engineering properties that are one of a kind. It’s a favorite in engineering because it is resistant to high temperatures, adding to its durability and its ability to be used in high-pressure applications. As a material, it’s rigid and tough for additional strength, but it offers resistance to creeping, as well. Corrosion is rarely a worry because PEEK can stand up to an array of different solvents. For that reason, many polyether ether ketone applications lend themselves well to chemical, combustion, and thermal properties. Let’s take a look at some of the beneficial properties of PEEK, along with its most common applications.
We’ve discussed polyether ether ketone’s ability to resist high temperatures, creeping, and corrosion, but its advantages don’t stop there. PEEK also boasts a low moisture absorption, which makes it an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor applications. It resists abrasion and wear, as well, thereby increasing its durability and shelf-life. Its dielectric strength is superior. Moreover, it is insoluble in all common solvents.
Polyether ether ketone’s applications are nearly endless. The material is used in the aerospace industry, and the construction of automobiles and armored vehicles, where it’s often used to fabricate bearings, bushings, and gears. You can use it to process food and beverages or chemicals, which speaks to its versatility. Its ability to stand up to corrosion makes it a favorite in milling, mining, oil, and gas.
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