Chapter 12. High-Temperature Polymers
This section contains information and multipoint properties for several high-temperature, high-performance plastics. They might be classified or been appropriate to include in another chapter, but they are grouped in this chapter because of their performance levels.
Polyetheretherketones (PEEK) are also referred to as polyketones. The most common structure is given in Figure 12.1.
PEEK is a thermoplastic with extraordinary mechanical properties. The Young’s modulus of elasticity is 3.6GPa and its tensile strength is 170MPa. PEEK is partially ...