Polyetheretherketone is part of the new PEEK family of thermoplastics offering new levels of performance, with advantages in the plastic manufacturing process and final results that can make plastic parts that were previously unavailable. PEEK material can replace the use of metal in some cases, and bearings, piston parts, and valves have all been manufactured using polyetheretherketone. Its heat resistance makes it useful as a high temperature plastic where the properties of plastic are desired in challenging environmental conditions. Aline Components is a top notch facility with over 50 years of experience and we carry all of the most up-to-date materials for plastic injection molding of the highest quality, including PEEK material.
As the use of PEEK material advances, new opportunities for design in critical industries have created innovative plastic parts. For example, new implants and fasteners for the biomedical industry and hydraulic valves for the automotive industry have been made possible because of polyetheretherketone’s superior quality. High-temperature plastic can now endure greater temperatures and greater temperature differentials and still retain their dimensional integrity.