PEEK Plastics for Medical, Aerospace and Electrical Machining Applications
Ideal for use in demanding applications and challenging environments, Peek (Polyether Ether Ketone) polymer is a go-to high performance engineering plastic with critical applications across the aerospace, medical and electrical industries.
Low weight and high strength, Peek provides outstanding resistance to harsh chemicals, steam, water, and high temperatures. With superb mechanical properties, strength, and dimensional stability, Peek polymers have become an ideal replacement for a wide range of machined metals in high-performance applications.
Performance characteristics of Peek include:
- High mechanical strength and stiffness
- Ease of machinability and fabrication
- Excellent wear, friction, and crack resistance
- Great chemical resistance, including at high temperatures
- Hydrolysis resistance to steam, water and sea water
- Ability to withstand up to 3,000 autoclave sterilization cycles
- Compatible with high vacuum applications
- UL 94 V-0 flammability rating
- Low smoke and toxic gas generation when exposed to flame
- Superior resistance to gamma and x-rays
- Fully recyclable
Contact Jaco Machine Works to find out more about how our years of experience manufacturing precision Peek components can help improve the strength, durability and longevity of your product line.
Peek’s industrial applications:
Across a wide range of medical industries, from dental syringe handles to sterilization boxes, Peek has been utilized as a more effective, sustainable, and less wasteful alternative to Aluminum and other metals. The improved biocompatibility of Peek polymers makes it ideal for use in load bearing implants. Its ability to withstand up to 3,000 autoclave sterilization cycles (with temperatures reaching up to 134oC) makes Peek an optimal material for use in sterilization trays and boxes.
Peek’s resistance to harsh chemicals and environments, as well as its resistance to thermal degradation and cracking, even when exposed to continuous use at temperatures up to 480oF or 260oC, has made it a highly valuable resource in the aerospace industry. Recently, Peek monofilaments have been developed into protective braiding, specifically designed for the protection of aerospace electrical and hydraulic cables.
Peek provides excellent mechanical and chemical stability, combined with exceptional wear resistance, allowing it to minimize the risk of contamination while maximizing longevity and reliability in extreme conditions with high levels of temperature, pressure and frequency fluctuations. Peek can also withstand the soldering process, and is frequently used in the handling and storage of silicon wafers.
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Whatever your Peek application may be, Jaco Machine Works’ engineers and talented operations professionals are determined to help you succeed.