Update on the Technology and Applications of Polyaryletherketones

  • ID: 1210308
  • Book
  • 142 Pages
  • Smithers Information Ltd
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PolyArylEtherKetones (PAEK) have been described as the world's highest performance true thermoplastic polymers. It is now 30 years since the invention of Victrex PEEK (PolyEtherEtherKetone) and PAEK are found in niche applications in almost every industry sector.

PAEK are produced by several suppliers. As the market has grown an ever increasing range of products forms has been developed. These include higher temperature variants such as PEK, PEKEKK, PEEKK and PEKK and also compounds, blends, composites, films, shapes, coatings and medical grades.

PAEK find applications in the automotive, chemical process, oil and gas, aerospace, medical device, telecommunications and electronics industries. They are often used because of a combination of properties which goes far beyond temperature resistance and includes resistance to wear, chemical environments, hydrolysis, sterilisation and fire together with biocompatibility, purity, low smoke and toxic gas emission and electrical performance.

This review provides an overview of all the key aspects of PAEK technology including their production, characterisation, product forms (including compound, blends, composites, films, coatings and medical grades) and classes of application in each industry sector. It includes the many of the key historical developments and discusses up to date information on manufacturers, product forms and applications.
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1 Manufacturing and Polymerisation Chemistry
1.1 Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) Nomenclature
1.2 PAEK Producers: Past, Present and Future
1.3 Manufacturing of PAEK

2 Characterisation
2.1 General Characterisation
2.2 Quality Control Tests
2.3 Crystallinity
2.4 Molecular Weight
2.5 Chemical Structure

3 Properties and Processing of Unfilled Polyaryletherketones
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Properties
3.3 Processing Techniques

4 Product Forms
4.1 Standard Powders and Granules
4.2 Compounds
4.3 Composites
4.4 Films
4.5 Fibres
4.6 Fine Powders and Coatings
4.7 Stock Shapes
4.8 Foams

5 Competitive Materials
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Amorphous Sulfones and Thermoplastic Polyimides
5.3 Polyphenylene Sulfide
5.4 High-temperature Polyamides
5.5 Polyphenylenes
5.6 Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Materials
5.7 Perfluoropolymers
5.8 Amide Imides
5.9 Non-melting Imides
5.10 Polybenzimidazole

6 Polyaryletherketone Blends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Blends with Polyarylethersulfones
6.3 Blends with Thermoplastic Imides
6.4 Blends with PPS
6.5 Blends with Polybenzimidazole (PBI)
6.6 Blends with Fluoropolymers
6.7 Blends with Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyesters (TLCP)
6.8 Blends with Polyphenylene
6.9 Blends with Other PAEK

7 Applications of Polyaryletherketones
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Industry Segmentation and Sales Volumes
7.3 Aerospace
7.4 Automotive and Transport
7.5 Oil and Gas
7.6 Electronic Devices
7.7 Semiconductors and Displays
7.8 Industrial
7.9 Food Processing
7.10 Consumer Applications

8 Medical Grades and their Applications
8.1 Materials
8.2 Applications

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