Chapter 12. High-Temperature Polymers

12.1. Background

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.

12.1.1. Polyetheretherketone

Polyetheretherketones (PEEK) are also referred to as polyketones. The most common structure is given in Figure 12.1.
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Figure 12.1
The structure of PEEK.
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 ...

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