POLYETHERKETONE (PEK)

Advantages

  1. High strength and toughness
  2. Outstanding chemical resistance
  3. Ease of processing
  4. Wear Resistance

Limitations

  1. Cost
  2. Anisotropic
  3. High processing temperatures

Overview

Ketone-based resins such as polyetherketone (PEK) are semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastics that can be used at high temperatures.

Other characteristics of PEK include excellent chemical resistance, high strength and good resistance to burning. Although PEK requires high processing temperatures, it can be processed using standard equipment.