When it comes to choosing the right plastic for a part, cost is an important factor. However, evaluating a plastic based on price alone can be misleading. The plastic may have properties that offer long-term cost savings despite higher upfront costs. PEEK plastic price per pound is generally higher than other high-temperature thermoplastics, but it also offers benefits that other resins lack.
The price point for PEEK (polyetherketone) often comes as a surprise to clients. The current PEEK plastic price per pound is around $4,500 – 5 to 8 times more expensive than other high-end polymers. However, these other polymers can’t compete with the advanced properties of PEEK. Simply put, when you need an incredibly strong plastic that will remain dimensionally stable under load and in the harshest environments, you need PEEK.
While PEEK’s high temperature resistance can make it difficult to process, in its solid state PEEK is readily machinable by CNC milling machines. Filled grades of PEEK can also be CNC machined, but care must be taken to correctly manage stresses in the material. PEEK is commonly used to produce high-quality plastic parts that electrically and thermally insulating, as well as thermostable.
PEEK is often chosen for one of the 5 properties above, but it also offers:
When it comes to sheer strength, PEEK stands unmatched against other polymers. If you need expertly machined parts from this high-quality plastic, call the experts at Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication: 610-926-3245.
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