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1. The highest performing, melt-processable thermoplastic
with unsurpassed wear resistance in dry and lubricated environments.
6. Excellent compressive strength and extremely low CLTE.
Very good wear and abrasion resistance.
9. A remarkable combination of both long-term and short-term thermal stability.
Exceptionally high modulus and creep resistance.
10. Outstanding chemical resistance to a wide variety of aggressive chemical environments.
AvaSpire® - PAEK compared to PEEK :
14. Higher stiffness from 150 °C to 190 °C, improved ductility and toughness.
PEEK products produced by Drake Research Ltd. are shipped with certification at no additional charge. Most grades are supplied with resin certification to MIL-P-46183 upon request.
Below is a table summarizing available grades and applicable Mil-P certifications:
PEEK resin used in our processes also meet the requirements of the following military/aerospace requirements:
PEEK also meets Underwriters Laboratories rating of UL94 V-O at 0.057 inch thickness Limiting Oxygen index of 35% as measured for a 0.13 inch thick sample.
PEEK high performance compounds have received MITI approval. This approval is required by the Japanese Government for all new chemicals and plastics to be sold in Japan. The testing includes solvent extractables and mutagenicity studies.
All Drake produced PEEK products are supplied annealed (typical minimum Tg is 143°C) resulting in tough, wear resistant parts, ideal for bearings, structural and sealing components.
QualityDrake Research Ltd. manufactures using the latest process monitoring and control systems. Our process equipment has been designed and tailored specifically for producing PEEK consistently and efficiently. Ultrasound inspection is utilized extensively to optimize our processes and confirm product quality. Lot control is maintained through our manufacturing process to customer delivery.
Our quality system is based on ISO 9001. Drake Plastics, our parent company where products are sold and supplied from, is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Drake Research serves as an approved supplier for Drake Plastics.