PEEK injection moulding
Why use PEEK for precision injection moulding?
PEEK – an abbreviation of Polyether Ether Ketone – is a commonly-used organic thermoplastic polymer for precision injection moulding for, among others, engineering applications and semi-finished products. The excellent chemical, water, mechanical and high-temperature resistance makes this material perfect for many applications in various industries. The automotive, aerospace, and chemical process industries are just a few of the many examples in which PEEK is applied. However, because PEEK, like other high-temperature resistant plastics such as PFA, is so tough, it requires precision injection moulding to mould it in the desired shape, which should be handled by an experienced company. After all, when the process temperatures do not meet the recommended ranges, the finished product’s mechanical properties can be compromised.