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Guides
PEEK
PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic with a melting temperature of 343C (649F) and a glass transition temperature at around 143C (289F). The Young's modulus is 3.6GPa and its tensile strength 90 to 100MPa. It has a molecular structure that provides the strength and stiffness, along with the wear, creep, chemical, and flame resistance that are required for components and devices that are traditionally the domain of metals only. A disadvantage is the high price, which limits its application to high value items.
 
PEEK is highly resistant to thermal degradation as well as attack by both organic and aqueous environments. It is attacked by halogens and strong Bronsted and Lewis acids as well as some halogenated compounds and aliphatic hydrocarbons at high temperatures. It dissolves completely in concentrated sulfuric acid at room temperature.
 
Because of its robustness, PEEK is used to fabricate items used in demanding applications, including bearings, piston parts, pumps, HPLC columns, compressor plate valves, and cable insulation. It is one of the few plastics compatible with ultra-high vacuum applications. PEEK is considered an advanced biomaterial used in medical implants. It is extensively used in the aerospace, automotive and chemical process industries.
 
PEEK is not traditionally a shape memory polymer; however, recent advances in processing have allowed shape memory behavior in PEEK with mechanical activation. This technology has expanded to applications in orthopedic surgery.
 
PEEK polymers are obtained by step-growth polymerization by the dialkylation of bisphenolate salts. Typical is the reaction of 4,4'-difluorobenzophenone with the disodium salt of hydroquinone, which is generated in situ by deprotonation with sodium carbonate. The reaction is conducted around 300C in polar aprotic solvents - such as diphenyl sulphone.
PEEK and PPA grades get NSF approval for food processing and household appliances
Newly certified grades expand Solvay's Polymer solutions for highly demanding food processing and consumer appliances.
Hand-held laminating tool - the dibber - for layup of advanced composite components
A PhD student from the University of Bristol has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, known as the dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components. The manual tool could be used by laminators to manufacture composite materials in industries such as aerospace, car and tra
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics combine chemical resistance with strength and stiffness
RTP has developed customised thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring colour, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear resistant properties. They are based on carbon fibre reinforced
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone
Exclusive licence offer for aerospace applications of composites and plastic injection moulding
RocTool is offering a major aerospace leader the possibility to use its Heat & Cool technologies under an exclusive worldwide license. RocTool launched a call for proposals with a selection of Aerospace leaders, notably constructers and manufacturers and has appointed an independent firm to organise
Amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resin for higher continuous use temperature
Sabic Innovative Plastics has announced the newest addition to its Extem UH family of amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resins. It delivers high performance at prolonged extreme temperatures.
Bearings Made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Victrex PEEK Polymer improve wear and friction performance
CirComp GmbH, a German-based manufacturer of fibre composite components, has developed a new generation of carbon fibre reinforced Victrex
High performance carbon polymer pipes for deep water transfer of subsea oil and gas
Victrex Polymer Solutions and Magma Global have signed a collaboration and exclusive material supply agreement that will enable the two companies jointly to address the increasingly harsh and aggressive environments that deeper subsea oil and gas extraction is demanding, where existing technologies
Innovative polymer applications for the aircraft sector
At the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Sabic Innovative Plastics is spotlighting high-performance thermoplastic resin, sheet, foam and composite solutions that are helping aviation customers meet the critical challenges of weight-out, regulatory compliance, and sustainability
PEEK used in pre-preg tape, designed for automated high speed production
Suprem SA, a Swiss-based prepreg manufacturer, has reported a more than 50% annual growth in its business, which was generated from prepregs made withwith Victrex
Composites business focus at Victrex reinforced by world-wide task force
Driven by the pressure to reduice weight, Victrex Polymer Solutions has strengthened its composites business focus and has established a worldwide task force to offer an array of technical resources to assist engineers both at the processor and end-user level in order to address specific requirement
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
Lightweigh​t and corrosion resistant Victrex PEEK pipe featured in wood drying applicatio​n
Victrex Aptiv film selected for high performance laser marked pressure-sensitive label substrates
Victrex Polymer Solutions and Kuramoto Sangyo Company, a pressure sensitive sheet manufacturer, have developed a high quality, high resolution laser marking pressure sensitive label using Victrex Aptiv film.
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
PEEK replaces metal poppets to improve valve performance and compressor efficiency
PEEK manufacturer Victrex has assisted high performance injection moulding specialist Performance Plastics (PPL) to improve
Scientists say chicken DNA offers glimpse into past, even insight into human physiology
Scientists on published a detailed analysis of the newly mapped genome of the chicken, the first bird whose genes have been cataloged, which is expected to bring advances in human health, agriculture and evolutionary biology.
Laser probes planetary surfaces
With a spark from a small laser, researchers from the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory can analyze soils and rocks from more than 50 feet away.
Emerson's Fisher sanitary pressure regulators available in expanded sizes, trim options & spring ranges
Emerson Process Management's Fisher Type SR5 sanitary pressure regulators and Type SR8 sanitary back pressure regulators have expanded to include 2-inch and 3-inch models. These larger models, suitable for CIP/SIP applications, will complete Emerson's unmatched size portfolio of sanitary products (r
Emerson's Fisher sanitary pressure regulators now available in expanded sizes, trim options & spring ranges
Emerson Process Management's Fisher Type SR5 sanitary pressure regulators and Type SR8 sanitary back pressure regulators have expanded to include 2-inch and 3-inch models. These larger models, suitable for CIP/SIP applications, will complete Emerson's unmatched size portfolio of sanitary products (r
Research with new reactor could mean savings in transport, storage, disposal of nuclear waste
Recent experiments by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Gary Harms and his team are using a new Labs-built reactor to provide benchmarks showing that spent nuclear fuel, uranium that has been used as fuel at a nuclear power plant, is considerably less reactive than the original fresh fuel. Thi
Premix introduces EMI shielding compounds
Premix Thermoplastics, a custom compounder of electrically conductive thermoplastic compounds, has developed a complete line of EMI shielding compounds for electronic enclosures called PRE-ELEC EMI. These compounds were developed to complement Premix
Electromagnetic design system video
Watch a video from Agilent EEsof providing an overview of the new Electromagnetic Design System, and enter to win a pair of Noise-Canceling Headphones. This nine-minute video of Agilent
New product offerings
Recently, Colorant-Chromatics AG introduced a number of new products. These include:
New products presented
The Colorant-Chromatics Group serves world markets with complete range of products to cover all industry needs by focusing on high quality concentrates and specialty compounds for the high performance, high temperature fluoropolymer processing industry. The Colorant-Chromatics Group is a global supp
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Wasting time and money trying to bond plastics?
Bonding experts had a frequent complaint that joining is not considered until the product design is complete and materials have been specified. Sometimes clients don't even know which plastics they are working with as components are purchased ready-made. This leads to problems in selecting adhesives
RTP Company increases long fiber capabilities
RTP Company announces that its Long Fiber Compound capabilities have expanded significantly with increased capacity, addition of key personnel, and broader product offerings.
New method tracking single atoms may lead to improved drug design
Until now, scientists studying the workings of ultra-microscopic forms have had to rely on the scientific equivalents of still photos, something like trying to fathom driving by looking at a photograph of a car.
New nanotube compounds deliver uniform conductivity at low loading
Nanotube Compounds, a family of specialty conductive thermoplastic compounds, deliver uniform and precise surface resistivity throughout a resistivity spectrum from strong ESD to strong anti-static, typically 104 to 109 ohms/sq.
New PEEK long fiber compounds
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (
RTP Company introduces value products
RTP Company's Value Products were developed to provide industry standard solutions when typical properties and price competitiveness are required and quality, speed, and service are essential. These products are immediately available at a lower cost and come with the complete technical support and s
RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement
Specialty compounder RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement applications that typically fall within density ranges of 5 to 11 gm/cc. These heavy-weighted HGCs provide improved processing capabilities for manufacturers of lead replacement products with incr
RTP Company introduces PEEK long fiber compounds
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (
New KETRON PEEK-GF30 blue to meet the increasing requirements
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (former Erta and Polypenco) has developed a new KETRON PEEK-GF30 blue to meet the incr
New heat-resistant, high-strength plastic stock shapes have thermal expansion of steel
Metal-like dimensional stability and strength at temperatures over 400
New levels of performance reached by Quadrant Extreme MaterialsT
To provide product and design engineers with machining grade polymer materials having optimum levels of performance, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products recently announced their Extreme Materials line of engineering plastic shapes.
Maintenance cycles for softener chemical manufacturing reactors extended
Industria Proeza, Mexico, a major manufacturer of intermediates used by textile manufacturers, has significantly improved its manufacturing efficiency by replacing PTFE bushings on its 3,500-liter chemical reactors with bushings made of Ketron
New Ketron PEEK for medical devices is highly resistant to radiation sterilization and chemical cleaning
A new, custom colored polyetheretherketone exhibits a unique combination of chemical- and stress-cracking resistance at elevated temperatures and long-term, high-mechanical strength. Developed by Quadrant Enginee
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products extends unique range of Ketron Peek shapes with new black grade
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has added to its inventory a new, black polyetheretherketone. It is the latest addition to its unique range of these high-performance materials, which feature chemical- and s
New Cryo-Therapy instrument relies on dimensional and temperature stability of Ketron PEEK
A cryo-therapy instrument, recently developed by H&O Equipments, Aalst, Belgium, has several key components made of Ketron PEEK
New Cryo-Therapy instrument relies on dimensional and temperature stability of Ketron PEEK
A cryo-therapy instrument, recently developed by H&O Equipments, Aalst, Belgium, has several key components made of Ketron PEEK
Quadrant EPP introduces next generation materials for semiconductor manufacturing
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has developed four new products to extend the production life and reliability of applications in chemical mechanical planarization and in test and handling components. The company has also announced a development grade of an ultra high purity product available o
New highly stable static dissipative products maintain ESd properties after repeated electrical exposure
To meet increasing requirements for dimensional stability and static dissipation in semiconductor test fixtures, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has introduced two new Semitron ESd grades. The products are the company's latest entries in its family of static dissipative stock shapes for machin
From Wing to Wing & Nose to Tail, GE Materials Technologies Bring High-Performance to Broad Range of Critical Aircraft Applications
GE Advanced Materials has designed high-performance engineering resin and sheet materials that help to enable development of next-generation aircraft interior components.
Handle of Zytel
German firm, ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH, has developed microtweezers for non-invasive surgery, whereby the handle and integrated lever are moulded with glass-reinforced DuPont
Sonceboz uses DuPont
Sonceboz SA, a company based in Switzerland, uses DuPont
Five new thermoplastic masterbatches with fibril conductive carbon nanotubes
Hyperion Catalysis International, the world
Solvay Advanced Polymers introduces transparent high-temperature polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulphone polymer, Supradel HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, 20-27 October 2004 in D
PEEK and PPA grades get NSF approval for food processing and household appliances
Newly certified grades expand Solvay's Polymer solutions for highly demanding food processing and consumer appliances.
Hand-held laminating tool - the dibber - for layup of advanced composite components
A PhD student from the University of Bristol has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, known as the dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components. The manual tool could be used by laminators to manufacture composite materials in industries such as aerospace, car and tra
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics combine chemical resistance with strength and stiffness
RTP has developed customised thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring colour, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear resistant properties. They are based on carbon fibre reinforced
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone
Exclusive licence offer for aerospace applications of composites and plastic injection moulding
RocTool is offering a major aerospace leader the possibility to use its Heat & Cool technologies under an exclusive worldwide license. RocTool launched a call for proposals with a selection of Aerospace leaders, notably constructers and manufacturers and has appointed an independent firm to organise
Amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resin for higher continuous use temperature
Sabic Innovative Plastics has announced the newest addition to its Extem UH family of amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resins. It delivers high performance at prolonged extreme temperatures.
Bearings Made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Victrex PEEK Polymer improve wear and friction performance
CirComp GmbH, a German-based manufacturer of fibre composite components, has developed a new generation of carbon fibre reinforced Victrex
High performance carbon polymer pipes for deep water transfer of subsea oil and gas
Victrex Polymer Solutions and Magma Global have signed a collaboration and exclusive material supply agreement that will enable the two companies jointly to address the increasingly harsh and aggressive environments that deeper subsea oil and gas extraction is demanding, where existing technologies
Innovative polymer applications for the aircraft sector
At the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Sabic Innovative Plastics is spotlighting high-performance thermoplastic resin, sheet, foam and composite solutions that are helping aviation customers meet the critical challenges of weight-out, regulatory compliance, and sustainability
PEEK used in pre-preg tape, designed for automated high speed production
Suprem SA, a Swiss-based prepreg manufacturer, has reported a more than 50% annual growth in its business, which was generated from prepregs made withwith Victrex
Composites business focus at Victrex reinforced by world-wide task force
Driven by the pressure to reduice weight, Victrex Polymer Solutions has strengthened its composites business focus and has established a worldwide task force to offer an array of technical resources to assist engineers both at the processor and end-user level in order to address specific requirement
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
Lightweigh​t and corrosion resistant Victrex PEEK pipe featured in wood drying applicatio​n
Victrex Aptiv film selected for high performance laser marked pressure-sensitive label substrates
Victrex Polymer Solutions and Kuramoto Sangyo Company, a pressure sensitive sheet manufacturer, have developed a high quality, high resolution laser marking pressure sensitive label using Victrex Aptiv film.
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
PEEK replaces metal poppets to improve valve performance and compressor efficiency
PEEK manufacturer Victrex has assisted high performance injection moulding specialist Performance Plastics (PPL) to improve
Scientists say chicken DNA offers glimpse into past, even insight into human physiology
Scientists on published a detailed analysis of the newly mapped genome of the chicken, the first bird whose genes have been cataloged, which is expected to bring advances in human health, agriculture and evolutionary biology.
Laser probes planetary surfaces
With a spark from a small laser, researchers from the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory can analyze soils and rocks from more than 50 feet away.
Emerson's Fisher sanitary pressure regulators available in expanded sizes, trim options & spring ranges
Emerson Process Management's Fisher Type SR5 sanitary pressure regulators and Type SR8 sanitary back pressure regulators have expanded to include 2-inch and 3-inch models. These larger models, suitable for CIP/SIP applications, will complete Emerson's unmatched size portfolio of sanitary products (r
Emerson's Fisher sanitary pressure regulators now available in expanded sizes, trim options & spring ranges
Emerson Process Management's Fisher Type SR5 sanitary pressure regulators and Type SR8 sanitary back pressure regulators have expanded to include 2-inch and 3-inch models. These larger models, suitable for CIP/SIP applications, will complete Emerson's unmatched size portfolio of sanitary products (r
Research with new reactor could mean savings in transport, storage, disposal of nuclear waste
Recent experiments by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Gary Harms and his team are using a new Labs-built reactor to provide benchmarks showing that spent nuclear fuel, uranium that has been used as fuel at a nuclear power plant, is considerably less reactive than the original fresh fuel. Thi
Premix introduces EMI shielding compounds
Premix Thermoplastics, a custom compounder of electrically conductive thermoplastic compounds, has developed a complete line of EMI shielding compounds for electronic enclosures called PRE-ELEC EMI. These compounds were developed to complement Premix
Electromagnetic design system video
Watch a video from Agilent EEsof providing an overview of the new Electromagnetic Design System, and enter to win a pair of Noise-Canceling Headphones. This nine-minute video of Agilent
New product offerings
Recently, Colorant-Chromatics AG introduced a number of new products. These include:
New products presented
The Colorant-Chromatics Group serves world markets with complete range of products to cover all industry needs by focusing on high quality concentrates and specialty compounds for the high performance, high temperature fluoropolymer processing industry. The Colorant-Chromatics Group is a global supp
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Wasting time and money trying to bond plastics?
Bonding experts had a frequent complaint that joining is not considered until the product design is complete and materials have been specified. Sometimes clients don't even know which plastics they are working with as components are purchased ready-made. This leads to problems in selecting adhesives
RTP Company increases long fiber capabilities
RTP Company announces that its Long Fiber Compound capabilities have expanded significantly with increased capacity, addition of key personnel, and broader product offerings.
New method tracking single atoms may lead to improved drug design
Until now, scientists studying the workings of ultra-microscopic forms have had to rely on the scientific equivalents of still photos, something like trying to fathom driving by looking at a photograph of a car.
New nanotube compounds deliver uniform conductivity at low loading
Nanotube Compounds, a family of specialty conductive thermoplastic compounds, deliver uniform and precise surface resistivity throughout a resistivity spectrum from strong ESD to strong anti-static, typically 104 to 109 ohms/sq.
New PEEK long fiber compounds
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (
RTP Company introduces value products
RTP Company's Value Products were developed to provide industry standard solutions when typical properties and price competitiveness are required and quality, speed, and service are essential. These products are immediately available at a lower cost and come with the complete technical support and s
RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement
Specialty compounder RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement applications that typically fall within density ranges of 5 to 11 gm/cc. These heavy-weighted HGCs provide improved processing capabilities for manufacturers of lead replacement products with incr
RTP Company introduces PEEK long fiber compounds
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (
New KETRON PEEK-GF30 blue to meet the increasing requirements
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (former Erta and Polypenco) has developed a new KETRON PEEK-GF30 blue to meet the incr
New heat-resistant, high-strength plastic stock shapes have thermal expansion of steel
Metal-like dimensional stability and strength at temperatures over 400
New levels of performance reached by Quadrant Extreme MaterialsT
To provide product and design engineers with machining grade polymer materials having optimum levels of performance, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products recently announced their Extreme Materials line of engineering plastic shapes.
Maintenance cycles for softener chemical manufacturing reactors extended
Industria Proeza, Mexico, a major manufacturer of intermediates used by textile manufacturers, has significantly improved its manufacturing efficiency by replacing PTFE bushings on its 3,500-liter chemical reactors with bushings made of Ketron
New Ketron PEEK for medical devices is highly resistant to radiation sterilization and chemical cleaning
A new, custom colored polyetheretherketone exhibits a unique combination of chemical- and stress-cracking resistance at elevated temperatures and long-term, high-mechanical strength. Developed by Quadrant Enginee
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products extends unique range of Ketron Peek shapes with new black grade
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has added to its inventory a new, black polyetheretherketone. It is the latest addition to its unique range of these high-performance materials, which feature chemical- and s
New Cryo-Therapy instrument relies on dimensional and temperature stability of Ketron PEEK
A cryo-therapy instrument, recently developed by H&O Equipments, Aalst, Belgium, has several key components made of Ketron PEEK
New Cryo-Therapy instrument relies on dimensional and temperature stability of Ketron PEEK
A cryo-therapy instrument, recently developed by H&O Equipments, Aalst, Belgium, has several key components made of Ketron PEEK
Quadrant EPP introduces next generation materials for semiconductor manufacturing
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has developed four new products to extend the production life and reliability of applications in chemical mechanical planarization and in test and handling components. The company has also announced a development grade of an ultra high purity product available o
New highly stable static dissipative products maintain ESd properties after repeated electrical exposure
To meet increasing requirements for dimensional stability and static dissipation in semiconductor test fixtures, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has introduced two new Semitron ESd grades. The products are the company's latest entries in its family of static dissipative stock shapes for machin
From Wing to Wing & Nose to Tail, GE Materials Technologies Bring High-Performance to Broad Range of Critical Aircraft Applications
GE Advanced Materials has designed high-performance engineering resin and sheet materials that help to enable development of next-generation aircraft interior components.
Handle of Zytel
German firm, ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH, has developed microtweezers for non-invasive surgery, whereby the handle and integrated lever are moulded with glass-reinforced DuPont
Sonceboz uses DuPont
Sonceboz SA, a company based in Switzerland, uses DuPont
Five new thermoplastic masterbatches with fibril conductive carbon nanotubes
Hyperion Catalysis International, the world
New coating developed for Amodel polyphthalamide provides thermal protection in high-heat applications
A new coating provides thermal reflectivity when applied to the surface of parts made of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) from Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc.
PEEK and PPA grades get NSF approval for food processing and household appliances
Newly certified grades expand Solvay's Polymer solutions for highly demanding food processing and consumer appliances.
Hand-held laminating tool - the dibber - for layup of advanced composite components
A PhD student from the University of Bristol has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, known as the dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components. The manual tool could be used by laminators to manufacture composite materials in industries such as aerospace, car and tra
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics combine chemical resistance with strength and stiffness
RTP has developed customised thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring colour, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear resistant properties. They are based on carbon fibre reinforced
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone
Exclusive licence offer for aerospace applications of composites and plastic injection moulding
RocTool is offering a major aerospace leader the possibility to use its Heat & Cool technologies under an exclusive worldwide license. RocTool launched a call for proposals with a selection of Aerospace leaders, notably constructers and manufacturers and has appointed an independent firm to organise
Amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resin for higher continuous use temperature
Sabic Innovative Plastics has announced the newest addition to its Extem UH family of amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resins. It delivers high performance at prolonged extreme temperatures.
Bearings Made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Victrex PEEK Polymer improve wear and friction performance
CirComp GmbH, a German-based manufacturer of fibre composite components, has developed a new generation of carbon fibre reinforced Victrex
High performance carbon polymer pipes for deep water transfer of subsea oil and gas
Victrex Polymer Solutions and Magma Global have signed a collaboration and exclusive material supply agreement that will enable the two companies jointly to address the increasingly harsh and aggressive environments that deeper subsea oil and gas extraction is demanding, where existing technologies
Innovative polymer applications for the aircraft sector
At the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Sabic Innovative Plastics is spotlighting high-performance thermoplastic resin, sheet, foam and composite solutions that are helping aviation customers meet the critical challenges of weight-out, regulatory compliance, and sustainability
PEEK used in pre-preg tape, designed for automated high speed production
Suprem SA, a Swiss-based prepreg manufacturer, has reported a more than 50% annual growth in its business, which was generated from prepregs made withwith Victrex
Composites business focus at Victrex reinforced by world-wide task force
Driven by the pressure to reduice weight, Victrex Polymer Solutions has strengthened its composites business focus and has established a worldwide task force to offer an array of technical resources to assist engineers both at the processor and end-user level in order to address specific requirement
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
Lightweigh​t and corrosion resistant Victrex PEEK pipe featured in wood drying applicatio​n
Victrex Aptiv film selected for high performance laser marked pressure-sensitive label substrates
Victrex Polymer Solutions and Kuramoto Sangyo Company, a pressure sensitive sheet manufacturer, have developed a high quality, high resolution laser marking pressure sensitive label using Victrex Aptiv film.
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
PEEK replaces metal poppets to improve valve performance and compressor efficiency
PEEK manufacturer Victrex has assisted high performance injection moulding specialist Performance Plastics (PPL) to improve
Scientists say chicken DNA offers glimpse into past, even insight into human physiology
Scientists on published a detailed analysis of the newly mapped genome of the chicken, the first bird whose genes have been cataloged, which is expected to bring advances in human health, agriculture and evolutionary biology.
Laser probes planetary surfaces
With a spark from a small laser, researchers from the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory can analyze soils and rocks from more than 50 feet away.
Emerson's Fisher sanitary pressure regulators available in expanded sizes, trim options & spring ranges
Emerson Process Management's Fisher Type SR5 sanitary pressure regulators and Type SR8 sanitary back pressure regulators have expanded to include 2-inch and 3-inch models. These larger models, suitable for CIP/SIP applications, will complete Emerson's unmatched size portfolio of sanitary products (r
Emerson's Fisher sanitary pressure regulators now available in expanded sizes, trim options & spring ranges
Emerson Process Management's Fisher Type SR5 sanitary pressure regulators and Type SR8 sanitary back pressure regulators have expanded to include 2-inch and 3-inch models. These larger models, suitable for CIP/SIP applications, will complete Emerson's unmatched size portfolio of sanitary products (r
Research with new reactor could mean savings in transport, storage, disposal of nuclear waste
Recent experiments by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Gary Harms and his team are using a new Labs-built reactor to provide benchmarks showing that spent nuclear fuel, uranium that has been used as fuel at a nuclear power plant, is considerably less reactive than the original fresh fuel. Thi
Premix introduces EMI shielding compounds
Premix Thermoplastics, a custom compounder of electrically conductive thermoplastic compounds, has developed a complete line of EMI shielding compounds for electronic enclosures called PRE-ELEC EMI. These compounds were developed to complement Premix
Electromagnetic design system video
Watch a video from Agilent EEsof providing an overview of the new Electromagnetic Design System, and enter to win a pair of Noise-Canceling Headphones. This nine-minute video of Agilent
New product offerings
Recently, Colorant-Chromatics AG introduced a number of new products. These include:
New products presented
The Colorant-Chromatics Group serves world markets with complete range of products to cover all industry needs by focusing on high quality concentrates and specialty compounds for the high performance, high temperature fluoropolymer processing industry. The Colorant-Chromatics Group is a global supp
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Wasting time and money trying to bond plastics?
Bonding experts had a frequent complaint that joining is not considered until the product design is complete and materials have been specified. Sometimes clients don't even know which plastics they are working with as components are purchased ready-made. This leads to problems in selecting adhesives
RTP Company increases long fiber capabilities
RTP Company announces that its Long Fiber Compound capabilities have expanded significantly with increased capacity, addition of key personnel, and broader product offerings.
New method tracking single atoms may lead to improved drug design
Until now, scientists studying the workings of ultra-microscopic forms have had to rely on the scientific equivalents of still photos, something like trying to fathom driving by looking at a photograph of a car.
New nanotube compounds deliver uniform conductivity at low loading
Nanotube Compounds, a family of specialty conductive thermoplastic compounds, deliver uniform and precise surface resistivity throughout a resistivity spectrum from strong ESD to strong anti-static, typically 104 to 109 ohms/sq.
New PEEK long fiber compounds
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (
RTP Company introduces value products
RTP Company's Value Products were developed to provide industry standard solutions when typical properties and price competitiveness are required and quality, speed, and service are essential. These products are immediately available at a lower cost and come with the complete technical support and s
RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement
Specialty compounder RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement applications that typically fall within density ranges of 5 to 11 gm/cc. These heavy-weighted HGCs provide improved processing capabilities for manufacturers of lead replacement products with incr
RTP Company introduces PEEK long fiber compounds
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (
New KETRON PEEK-GF30 blue to meet the increasing requirements
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (former Erta and Polypenco) has developed a new KETRON PEEK-GF30 blue to meet the incr
New heat-resistant, high-strength plastic stock shapes have thermal expansion of steel
Metal-like dimensional stability and strength at temperatures over 400
New levels of performance reached by Quadrant Extreme MaterialsT
To provide product and design engineers with machining grade polymer materials having optimum levels of performance, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products recently announced their Extreme Materials line of engineering plastic shapes.
Maintenance cycles for softener chemical manufacturing reactors extended
Industria Proeza, Mexico, a major manufacturer of intermediates used by textile manufacturers, has significantly improved its manufacturing efficiency by replacing PTFE bushings on its 3,500-liter chemical reactors with bushings made of Ketron
New Ketron PEEK for medical devices is highly resistant to radiation sterilization and chemical cleaning
A new, custom colored polyetheretherketone exhibits a unique combination of chemical- and stress-cracking resistance at elevated temperatures and long-term, high-mechanical strength. Developed by Quadrant Enginee
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products extends unique range of Ketron Peek shapes with new black grade
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has added to its inventory a new, black polyetheretherketone. It is the latest addition to its unique range of these high-performance materials, which feature chemical- and s
New Cryo-Therapy instrument relies on dimensional and temperature stability of Ketron PEEK
A cryo-therapy instrument, recently developed by H&O Equipments, Aalst, Belgium, has several key components made of Ketron PEEK
New Cryo-Therapy instrument relies on dimensional and temperature stability of Ketron PEEK
A cryo-therapy instrument, recently developed by H&O Equipments, Aalst, Belgium, has several key components made of Ketron PEEK
Quadrant EPP introduces next generation materials for semiconductor manufacturing
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has developed four new products to extend the production life and reliability of applications in chemical mechanical planarization and in test and handling components. The company has also announced a development grade of an ultra high purity product available o
New highly stable static dissipative products maintain ESd properties after repeated electrical exposure
To meet increasing requirements for dimensional stability and static dissipation in semiconductor test fixtures, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has introduced two new Semitron ESd grades. The products are the company's latest entries in its family of static dissipative stock shapes for machin
From Wing to Wing & Nose to Tail, GE Materials Technologies Bring High-Performance to Broad Range of Critical Aircraft Applications
GE Advanced Materials has designed high-performance engineering resin and sheet materials that help to enable development of next-generation aircraft interior components.
Handle of Zytel
German firm, ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH, has developed microtweezers for non-invasive surgery, whereby the handle and integrated lever are moulded with glass-reinforced DuPont
Sonceboz uses DuPont
Sonceboz SA, a company based in Switzerland, uses DuPont
Five new thermoplastic masterbatches with fibril conductive carbon nanotubes
Hyperion Catalysis International, the world
New coating developed for Amodel polyphthalamide provides thermal protection in high-heat applications
A new coating provides thermal reflectivity when applied to the surface of parts made of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) from Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc.
PEEK and PPA grades get NSF approval for food processing and household appliances
Newly certified grades expand Solvay's Polymer solutions for highly demanding food processing and consumer appliances.
Hand-held laminating tool - the dibber - for layup of advanced composite components
A PhD student from the University of Bristol has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, known as the dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components. The manual tool could be used by laminators to manufacture composite materials in industries such as aerospace, car and tra
Chopped strand fibreglass grades meet ever more challenging food contact limits
3B has introduced two new grades of chopped strand fibreglass for applications involving food contact.DS 1135-10N is designed for broad range of polyamides (PA), while DS 8800-11P is for reinforcement of high temperature resins.
Carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastics combine chemical resistance with strength and stiffness
RTP has developed customised thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring colour, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear resistant properties. They are based on carbon fibre reinforced
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone
Exclusive licence offer for aerospace applications of composites and plastic injection moulding
RocTool is offering a major aerospace leader the possibility to use its Heat & Cool technologies under an exclusive worldwide license. RocTool launched a call for proposals with a selection of Aerospace leaders, notably constructers and manufacturers and has appointed an independent firm to organise
Amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resin for higher continuous use temperature
Sabic Innovative Plastics has announced the newest addition to its Extem UH family of amorphous thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resins. It delivers high performance at prolonged extreme temperatures.
Bearings Made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Victrex PEEK Polymer improve wear and friction performance
CirComp GmbH, a German-based manufacturer of fibre composite components, has developed a new generation of carbon fibre reinforced Victrex
High performance carbon polymer pipes for deep water transfer of subsea oil and gas
Victrex Polymer Solutions and Magma Global have signed a collaboration and exclusive material supply agreement that will enable the two companies jointly to address the increasingly harsh and aggressive environments that deeper subsea oil and gas extraction is demanding, where existing technologies
Innovative polymer applications for the aircraft sector
At the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Sabic Innovative Plastics is spotlighting high-performance thermoplastic resin, sheet, foam and composite solutions that are helping aviation customers meet the critical challenges of weight-out, regulatory compliance, and sustainability
PEEK used in pre-preg tape, designed for automated high speed production
Suprem SA, a Swiss-based prepreg manufacturer, has reported a more than 50% annual growth in its business, which was generated from prepregs made withwith Victrex
Composites business focus at Victrex reinforced by world-wide task force
Driven by the pressure to reduice weight, Victrex Polymer Solutions has strengthened its composites business focus and has established a worldwide task force to offer an array of technical resources to assist engineers both at the processor and end-user level in order to address specific requirement
ROGERS CORPORATION USES VICTREX APTIV FILM TO CREATE FLEXIBLE, ADHESIVE-LESS LAMINATES
Delamination caused by deteriorating adhesives that traditionally bond the layers of laminate structures can lead to premature product failure. Adhesives often deteriorate when exposed to high temperatures, moisture or chemicals. To solve this problem, Rogers Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end
Lightweigh​t and corrosion resistant Victrex PEEK pipe featured in wood drying applicatio​n
Victrex Aptiv film selected for high performance laser marked pressure-sensitive label substrates
Victrex Polymer Solutions and Kuramoto Sangyo Company, a pressure sensitive sheet manufacturer, have developed a high quality, high resolution laser marking pressure sensitive label using Victrex Aptiv film.
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
PEEK replaces metal poppets to improve valve performance and compressor efficiency
PEEK manufacturer Victrex has assisted high performance injection moulding specialist Performance Plastics (PPL) to improve
Scientists say chicken DNA offers glimpse into past, even insight into human physiology
Scientists on published a detailed analysis of the newly mapped genome of the chicken, the first bird whose genes have been cataloged, which is expected to bring advances in human health, agriculture and evolutionary biology.
Laser probes planetary surfaces
With a spark from a small laser, researchers from the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory can analyze soils and rocks from more than 50 feet away.
Emerson's Fisher sanitary pressure regulators available in expanded sizes, trim options & spring ranges
Emerson Process Management's Fisher Type SR5 sanitary pressure regulators and Type SR8 sanitary back pressure regulators have expanded to include 2-inch and 3-inch models. These larger models, suitable for CIP/SIP applications, will complete Emerson's unmatched size portfolio of sanitary products (r
Emerson's Fisher sanitary pressure regulators now available in expanded sizes, trim options & spring ranges
Emerson Process Management's Fisher Type SR5 sanitary pressure regulators and Type SR8 sanitary back pressure regulators have expanded to include 2-inch and 3-inch models. These larger models, suitable for CIP/SIP applications, will complete Emerson's unmatched size portfolio of sanitary products (r
Research with new reactor could mean savings in transport, storage, disposal of nuclear waste
Recent experiments by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Gary Harms and his team are using a new Labs-built reactor to provide benchmarks showing that spent nuclear fuel, uranium that has been used as fuel at a nuclear power plant, is considerably less reactive than the original fresh fuel. Thi
Premix introduces EMI shielding compounds
Premix Thermoplastics, a custom compounder of electrically conductive thermoplastic compounds, has developed a complete line of EMI shielding compounds for electronic enclosures called PRE-ELEC EMI. These compounds were developed to complement Premix
Electromagnetic design system video
Watch a video from Agilent EEsof providing an overview of the new Electromagnetic Design System, and enter to win a pair of Noise-Canceling Headphones. This nine-minute video of Agilent
New product offerings
Recently, Colorant-Chromatics AG introduced a number of new products. These include:
New products presented
The Colorant-Chromatics Group serves world markets with complete range of products to cover all industry needs by focusing on high quality concentrates and specialty compounds for the high performance, high temperature fluoropolymer processing industry. The Colorant-Chromatics Group is a global supp
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Wasting time and money trying to bond plastics?
Bonding experts had a frequent complaint that joining is not considered until the product design is complete and materials have been specified. Sometimes clients don't even know which plastics they are working with as components are purchased ready-made. This leads to problems in selecting adhesives
RTP Company increases long fiber capabilities
RTP Company announces that its Long Fiber Compound capabilities have expanded significantly with increased capacity, addition of key personnel, and broader product offerings.
New method tracking single atoms may lead to improved drug design
Until now, scientists studying the workings of ultra-microscopic forms have had to rely on the scientific equivalents of still photos, something like trying to fathom driving by looking at a photograph of a car.
New nanotube compounds deliver uniform conductivity at low loading
Nanotube Compounds, a family of specialty conductive thermoplastic compounds, deliver uniform and precise surface resistivity throughout a resistivity spectrum from strong ESD to strong anti-static, typically 104 to 109 ohms/sq.
New PEEK long fiber compounds
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (
RTP Company introduces value products
RTP Company's Value Products were developed to provide industry standard solutions when typical properties and price competitiveness are required and quality, speed, and service are essential. These products are immediately available at a lower cost and come with the complete technical support and s
RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement
Specialty compounder RTP Company introduces advancements in high gravity compounds for lead replacement applications that typically fall within density ranges of 5 to 11 gm/cc. These heavy-weighted HGCs provide improved processing capabilities for manufacturers of lead replacement products with incr
RTP Company introduces PEEK long fiber compounds
Specialty compounder RTP Company expands its Long Fiber product line with Victrex PEEK (
New KETRON PEEK-GF30 blue to meet the increasing requirements
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (former Erta and Polypenco) has developed a new KETRON PEEK-GF30 blue to meet the incr
New heat-resistant, high-strength plastic stock shapes have thermal expansion of steel
Metal-like dimensional stability and strength at temperatures over 400
New levels of performance reached by Quadrant Extreme MaterialsT
To provide product and design engineers with machining grade polymer materials having optimum levels of performance, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products recently announced their Extreme Materials line of engineering plastic shapes.
Maintenance cycles for softener chemical manufacturing reactors extended
Industria Proeza, Mexico, a major manufacturer of intermediates used by textile manufacturers, has significantly improved its manufacturing efficiency by replacing PTFE bushings on its 3,500-liter chemical reactors with bushings made of Ketron
New Ketron PEEK for medical devices is highly resistant to radiation sterilization and chemical cleaning
A new, custom colored polyetheretherketone exhibits a unique combination of chemical- and stress-cracking resistance at elevated temperatures and long-term, high-mechanical strength. Developed by Quadrant Enginee
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products extends unique range of Ketron Peek shapes with new black grade
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has added to its inventory a new, black polyetheretherketone. It is the latest addition to its unique range of these high-performance materials, which feature chemical- and s
New Cryo-Therapy instrument relies on dimensional and temperature stability of Ketron PEEK
A cryo-therapy instrument, recently developed by H&O Equipments, Aalst, Belgium, has several key components made of Ketron PEEK
New Cryo-Therapy instrument relies on dimensional and temperature stability of Ketron PEEK
A cryo-therapy instrument, recently developed by H&O Equipments, Aalst, Belgium, has several key components made of Ketron PEEK
Quadrant EPP introduces next generation materials for semiconductor manufacturing
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has developed four new products to extend the production life and reliability of applications in chemical mechanical planarization and in test and handling components. The company has also announced a development grade of an ultra high purity product available o
New highly stable static dissipative products maintain ESd properties after repeated electrical exposure
To meet increasing requirements for dimensional stability and static dissipation in semiconductor test fixtures, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products has introduced two new Semitron ESd grades. The products are the company's latest entries in its family of static dissipative stock shapes for machin
From Wing to Wing & Nose to Tail, GE Materials Technologies Bring High-Performance to Broad Range of Critical Aircraft Applications
GE Advanced Materials has designed high-performance engineering resin and sheet materials that help to enable development of next-generation aircraft interior components.
Handle of Zytel
German firm, ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH, has developed microtweezers for non-invasive surgery, whereby the handle and integrated lever are moulded with glass-reinforced DuPont
Sonceboz uses DuPont
Sonceboz SA, a company based in Switzerland, uses DuPont
Five new thermoplastic masterbatches with fibril conductive carbon nanotubes
Hyperion Catalysis International, the world
New coating developed for Amodel polyphthalamide provides thermal protection in high-heat applications
A new coating provides thermal reflectivity when applied to the surface of parts made of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) from Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc.
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