Due to their properties, PAEKs are used for a wide variety of thermally stressed components in all conceivable applications. In additon to the basic type Victrex® PEEKTM which is available in various modifications, there are Victrex® HT (PEK) showing a high-temperature grade and Victrex® ST (PEKEKK) which is a mechanically particularly strong, and once again even more temperature-resistant. In detail, the following are types available:
is the standard unfilled PEEK grade. The material has a unique combination of very good mechanical properties and excellent chemical and radiation resistance. Furthermore, it is resistant to hydrolysis and does not outgas in a vacuum. PEEK is classified as physiologically safe. >Data sheet
Victrex® PEEK™ GL30 (PEEK GF30)
is a 30% glass-fiber-reinforced modified type. It is characterized by higher stiffness and creep resistance compared to the unfilled PEEK and exhibits significantly better dimensional stability over a wide temperature range. >Data sheet
Victrex® PEEK™ CA30 (PEEK CF30)
is a 30% carbon fiber reinforced type. Compared to the glass fiber-reinforced PEEK its mechanical strength and creep resistance has been further improved. In addition, the carbon fibers increase thermal conductivity. >Data sheet
Victrex® PEEK™ FC30 (PEEK mod.)
is a tribologically modified grade with 10% each of graphite, carbon fibers and fluorocarbon. Due to its modification, the material shows a higher mechanical strength, a lower coefficients of friction and a lower tendency to wear compared to the unreinforced PEEK. >Data sheet
Victrex® HT (PEK)
is the standard unfilled PEK standard grade. Due to the balanced ratio of ether and ketone groups, it surpasses the well-known PEEK in its properties which is particular evident in the higher glass transition and higher melting temperature. Due to its higher glass transition temperature, the material can be be used where PEEK can no longer withstand thermal stresses .>Data sheet
Victrex® ST (PEKEKK)
is the unfilled PEKEKK standard grade. It surpasses the known and established PEAK in its properties, which is particularly evident in the significantly higher glass transition temperature of 164°C and the higher melting temperature of 389°C . Due to its higher glass transition temperature, the material there can be used where PEK or PEEK can no longer withstand thermal stresses. >Data sheet
Components made of Victrex® PEEKTM can also be supplied with a statement of suitability and used in contact with foodstuffs in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004.
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