By high-performance plastics we mean materials which are superior to the materials from the groups “engineering plastics” and “standard plastics” in many properties. High-performance plastics have a continuous service temperature of over 150 ° C, without the mechanical properties failing.
It is precisely these materials that bring the superior properties of polymers – such as sliding friction, weight savings and chemical resistance – even at high continuous service temperatures to fruition.
With special modifications, such as glass fibres, carbon fibres, heat resistance and rigidity are further increased. Additives such as PTFE and graphite improve the sliding friction properties. The addition of conductive carbon black achieves electrical conductivity.
PEEK is an almost universally applicable material for heavily loaded components.
PPS is a semi-crystalline, high temperature resistant thermoplastic material.
Polyarylsulfones are a family of thermoplastic, amorphous and polar polymers.
Polyimides are high-performance plastics whose most important structural feature is the imide group.