Expertise in Resistance
High-temperature resistant compounds
Through the use of high-temperature resistant polymers and with the addition of suitable reinforcing materials, our materials also exhibit high mechanical strengths at elevated temperatures. Temperatures of up to 320 °C are possible in continuous operation. For brief periods, individual materials also withstand higher temperatures.
Constant operating temperatures of various polymers:
- PA 46 up to 150°C
- PPA up to 160°C
- PEI and PES up to 180°C
- PPS up to 220°C
- PEEK* and PEK* up to 260°C
- TPI up to 320°C
*Base: Victrex® PEEK polymer
High chemical resistance
Resistance to chemicals is a basic requirement for all applications. We therefore supply materials adapted to the application that exhibit the necessary resistance. In medical technology , for example, we have compounds that withstand more than 500 sterilization cycles. In the field of oil and gas production, our compounds withstand high temperatures of up to 240 °C at the same time as acidic sulphur gases. In the automotive sector resistance to fuels is demanded, and in food technology the materials have to withstand a large number of substances.
Good fire characteristics
Another important material property is flame resistance, ideally without the addition of flame retardants, as they generally have an adverse effect on other properties. This can be achieved with a number of high-performance polymers such as PPS, PEI and PEEK. It is not necessary to use halogen-containing additives. Support for the development of flame-resistant compounds here comes from the use of our fire test chamber in the in-house laboratory.