PEEK Plastic Uses: The Many Grades of PEEK

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PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is one of the most popular thermoplastics on the market. That is because, with its excellent combination of properties, the list of PEEK plastic uses is virtually endless. PEEK plastic parts can be found in almost every industry, including aerospace, food and beverage, medical, marine, and electronics. PEEK is available in a variety of grades that offer enhanced benefits to meet your particular needs.

General Properties of PEEK

PEEK is an excellent choice for applications that require superior thermal, chemical, and combustion properties. It is resistant to radiation and a wide range of solvents, and can withstand the boiling water and superheated steam used to sterilize medical equipment. Other key properties include:

PEEK Grades and Their Benefits

Get the Most from PEEK with Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication

The superior cleanliness and machinability of PEEK make it the perfect polymer for complex machined parts – such as gears, ferrules, and medical components – that require tight tolerances. At Reading Plastic, our expert machinists can CNC manufacture your PEEK plastic parts to meet all your tolerance and compliance needs. To learn more about PEEK plastic uses and how PEEK can benefit your next project, call us today at 610-926-3245.

 

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