Arlon® materials are proprietary PAEK (polyaryletherketone) thermoplastic compounds, which include the PEEK (polyetheretherketone) and PEK (polyetherketone) subsets of compounds that provide high strength and wear resistance and are well suited for use in harsh or extreme environments and highly dynamic applications.
What is PEEK?
PEEK material (polyetheretherketone) is a high-performance, semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic with outstanding harsh chemical resistance, excellent mechanical strength across a broad temperature range, and good dimensional stability.
PEEK is also tough, strong, and rigid, with superior creep resistance, and is excellent for applications where thermal, chemical, and combustion properties are critical to performance. PEEK polymer retains stiffness and strength for use in harsh HPHT environments.
PEEK is often used as the body for electrical connectors, in a broad range of industries, including aerospace and oil & gas, to minimize thermal expansion, provide chemical resistance, greater pin density, and can be used as sealing.
Greene Tweed also uses PEEK materials for a variety of sealing system components, as well as sensor housings and numerous high-performance applications in aircraft engines and other demanding environments.
The operating temperature range of our Arlon® portfolio extends from low temperatures to 260°C (500°F). With excellent thermal stability, low wear, and high-impact resistance, Arlon® is suitable for tough, long-life applications.
Arlon® 3000XT, our newest proprietary Arlon® offering, is a best-in-class polyketone, offering a glass transition temperature 35° F higher than PEEK. Arlon 3000XT® also provides superior mechanical property retention from 350° F to 600° F. It is the only commercially available cross-linked PEEK material, resulting in significantly enhanced chemical compatibility in high temperatures along with excellent creep resistance and improved insulation resistance properties when compared to unfilled grades of PEEK.
In addition to Arlon® 3000XT, Greene Tweed offers a broad range of PEEK polymer grades with a variety of fillers to meet the specific demands of the industries and applications we serve.
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