Peek or Polyether ether ketone is viewed as a superior ‘high performance’ technical plastic.
The term technical plastic refers to plastic materials that are perfectly suited to a particular application thanks to their characteristics. Certain technical plastics have been chemically modified in order to achieve the desired characteristics, so that the product is not only suitable for its specific application but is also simple to process. An excellent example of technical plastic is PEEK, or Polyether ether ketone.
PEEK can best be described as a compromise between the economically attractive technical plastics including Nylon and Teflon and and our Teclite composites including our Teclite 100 bearing material and Teclite 100M bearing material.
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Polyether ether ketone or PEEK has an excellent reputation for its broad range of performance characteristics including a unique combination of exceptional thermal, mechanical and chemical resistance. Unlike for example POM or PE1000, Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) can withstand severe loads, while still maintaining its extreme wear resistance. In addition, PEEK is flame extinguishing, and certain varieties are suitable for the food industry. Given its wide range of performance characteristics, PEEK is also suitable for use in bearing technology, for example Peek sliding bearings of Peek sliding plates.
Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) characteristics:
- High mechanical strength, rigidity and creep resistance
- Dimensional stability
- Vibration damping
- Flame extinguishing
- Chemically resistant
- Very high temperature range up to +250°C
Uses of Peek: Please contact us to ensure you make the right choice of plastic material. Our staff will be happy to advise you on all the possibilities.
Range: We can produce tailor-made solutions for practically every specific application from Peek sheet material and Peek tube / rod material including Peek sliding bearings of Peek sliding plates. We also supply unmachined material for clients with their own machining facilities.