High Per­for­mance Plastics offer a varie­ty of advan­ta­ges and are an usu­able alter­na­ti­ve to metal or ceramic.


High Per­for­mance Plastics are poly­mers which have excel­lent mecha­ni­cal, ther­mal and electri­cal cha­rac­te­ris­tics. A high tem­pe­ra­tu­re ran­ge from over 150°C, an excel­lent sli­ding fric­tion, high che­mi­cal resis­tance and low weight make the­se plastics attractive.

 Cha­rac­te­ris­tics of the­se plastics:

  • Per­ma­nent ope­ra­ting tem­pe­ra­tu­re from 150 to. approx. 300°C
  • Good che­mi­cal resis­tance, also at high temperatures
  • Good mecha­ni­cal strength
  • High dimen­sio­nal stability
  • High creep resis­tance in a wide tem­pe­ra­tu­re range
  • Good hydro­ly­sis stability

App­li­ca­ti­on area:

  • Elec­tro­nic parts: con­nec­tors, plugs, con­ta­ct rail, heat pro­tec­tion, coil carrier,…
  • Auto­mo­ti­ve – „under the hood“, fuel & bra­king systems,…
  • Medi­cal tech­no­lo­gy: sur­gi­cal instruments,…
  • House­hold app­li­ca­ti­on: micro­wa­ve dishes,…
  • Engi­nee­ring: Parts for com­pres­sors and pumps, gears, cog wheels, val­ves, bea­rings, chain guides,…
  • Che­mi­cal tech­no­lo­gy: fit­tings, val­ves, bush bea­rings, pump parts, nozz­les, pipes, rolls,…
  • Air­pla­ne and Space technology

PPS (poly­phe­nyl­sul­p­ho­ne) is a semi-crystal­li­ne and high tem­pe­ra­tu­re ther­mo­plastic material.
Very good mecha­ni­cal strength, also in tem­pe­ra­tu­re are­as of more than 200°C, a low water absorp­ti­on, a good dimen­si­on sta­bi­li­ty, an excel­lent che­mi­cal resis­tance, excel­lent electri­cal pro­per­ties and fla­me-retar­dant are the main cha­rac­te­ris­tics. PPS is used whe­re PA, POM, PBT are no lon­ger sufficient.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • high mecha­ni­cal strength, rigi­di­ty and hardness
  • very high maxi­mum ser­vice tem­pe­ra­tu­re in air (220°C per­ma­nent up to 260°C short-time)
  • excel­lent wear resis­tance, also by high temperatures
  • low coef­fi­ci­en­cy of friction
  • good creep strength
  • excel­lent che­mi­cal and hydro­ly­sis resistance
  • excel­lent dimen­si­on stability
  • inherent fla­me-retar­dant (fla­me resistant UL94-V0 without fla­me retardants)

App­li­ca­ti­on area: 

  • appa­ra­tus and plant engi­nee­ring: parts in che­mi­cal pro­cess faci­li­ties, parts for dry­ing ovens and food pre­pa­ra­ti­on ovens
  • mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring: pump cases
  • electri­cal indus­try: insu­la­ti­on parts for high temperatures
  • auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try: shaft seals, reflec­tors for front lights
  • food indus­try

Liquid crys­tal poly­mers bene­fits from the fla­me-retar­dant, dimen­si­on sta­bi­li­ty (also by high tem­pe­ra­tures), che­mi­cal resis­tance, a low ther­mal expan­si­on and good mecha­ni­cal pro­per­ties. A good wea­ther sta­bi­li­ty and a resis­tance against gam­ma rays and high fre­quen­cy com­ple­te the profile.

An excel­lent melt flowa­bi­li­ty allo­wed the making of filigree mol­ding parts with small wall thic­kness and / or high flow lengths and short cycle times.

This poly­mer offers the fol­lowing cha­rac­te­ris­tics, which can­not be found by engi­nee­ring plastics:

  • extra­or­di­na­ry dimen­si­on stability
  • very high che­mi­cal resistance
  • very high ther­mal stability
  • high rigi­di­ty, also by small wall thic­kness parts
  • low line­ar coef­fi­ci­ent of ther­mal expansion
  • inherent fla­me-retar­dant (fla­me resistant without fla­me retardants)

App­li­ca­ti­on area:

  • E&E: plug con­nec­tors, elec­tro­me­cha­ni­cal com­pon­ents, sen­sors, MID (moul­ded inter­con­nect devices)
  • Auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try: glow plug con­nec­tor, chip card rea­der, pho­to­sen­sor, clut­ches for light gui­des, bea­rings, seals
  • Appa­ra­tus tech­no­lo­gy: func­tio­n­al ele­ments for pumps, mea­su­ring instru­ments, micro parts for use in an aggres­si­ve environment
  • Medi­cal tech­no­lo­gy: repla­ce­ment for non-cor­ro­si­ve steel

PEEK (poly­e­ther ether keto­ne) are semi-crystal­li­ne poly­mers which dif­fers clear­ly from other poly­mers regar­ding the tem­pe­ra­tu­re and media resistance.
Good mecha­ni­cal pro­per­ties, high sli­ding pro­per­ties, a gre­at insu­la­ti­on capa­ci­ty to electric cur­rent are other characteristics.

Fur­ther­mo­re PEEK is resis­tance against X‑ray and gam­ma rays and clas­si­fied as flame-retardant.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • High mecha­ni­cal strength, rigi­di­ty and creep strength, also by high temperatures
  • very high maxi­mum ser­vice tem­pe­ra­tu­re in air (250°C per­ma­nent up to 310°C short-time)
  • excel­lent che­mi­cal resistance
  • excel­lent resis­tance to hydrolysis
  • very high dimen­si­on stability
  • good UV resistance
  • low smo­ke emis­si­on and inherent fla­me-retar­dant (fla­me resistant without fla­me retardants)
  • excel­lent resis­tance against high ener­gy radia­ti­on (gam­ma and X‑rays)
  • excel­lent wear resis­tance and good gli­ding properties

app­li­ca­ti­on area:

For parts which have to with­stand high tem­pe­ra­tures and hea­vy stress, espe­cial­ly for parts in the:

  • nuclear indus­try
  • defen­se technology
  • medi­cal technology
  • phar­maceu­ti­cal and che­mi­cal industry
  • food indus­try
  • avia­ti­on / aerospace

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