A Winning Combination
Thermoplastic Composites for Extreme Conditions
Greene Tweed’s thermoplastic composites are the solution to your most challenging and aggressive applications. Components produced from our composite materials are custom engineered for applications requiring mechanical strength, reduced wear, part consolidation, environmental/chemical resistance, and weight reduction. If you’re looking for a composite solution built to weather the elements, our design engineers will work with you to determine the best product design and material for the job.
Thermoplastic composite materials include PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) and PEKK (Polyetherketoneketone), PEI (Polyetherimide), PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy), PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), and PA (Polyamide or “Nylon”)
Better Uptime, Low Maintenance
Are you looking to improve uptime without reducing the life of your engineered components? Greene Tweed’s AR® (Abrasion Resistant) line is designed to protect pump systems from sand, coal ash, and other solids. AR® components can operate in extreme temperatures, from subzero up to 121°C (250°F).
AR® 1 provides general abrasion resistance typically used in vertical pumps, while AR® HT is more suited to high-temperature, abrasive-resistant applications like vertical water feed pumps in nuclear facilities.
For a detailed look at AR® capabilities, explore our Thermoplastic Composite Chemical Compatibility guide.
A Reliable, Affordable OEM Solution
ONX®600 is a high-performance, low-cost composite used in precision engineered components for semiconductor manufacturing. If you need a resilient wafer cleaning solution able to withstand corrosive chemicals at high temperatures, this is the material for you. ONX® 600 is electrically conductive, removing static charges caused by spin-spray actions and protecting the delicate features of semiconductor devices.
High-Performance Metal Replacement
If you’re looking for a high-strength, lightweight, chemical-resistant material built for demanding medical and biotechnology applications, look no further than Orthtek®. While metals have traditionally been used for structural components in medical/x-ray technology, Orthtek® structures are radiolucent and provide equal or greater performance at a fraction of the weight. These composites are engineered using selective carbon fiber reinforcements and thermoplastic polymers to achieve maximum strength and toughness.
Reduced Wear and Friction
Looking to improve uptime and extend the service life of your pump wear components? Greene Tweed’s WR® (Wear Resistant) line reduces wear and friction while delivering superior non-galling, non-seizing performance. With longer dry runs and exceptional chemical resistance, WR® materials reduce running clearance by over 50% for improved stability and overall efficiency.
For a detailed look at WR® capabilities, explore our Thermoplastic Composite Chemical Compatibility guide.
Metal Strength at a Fraction of the Weight
If you need a lightweight alternative to metal that can hold its own in extreme conditions, Xycomp® DLF™ is the solution. This high-performance thermoplastic composite is designed to replace complex metallic components for aerospace and defense, chemical processing, space, industrial, and other applications.
Xycomp® DLF™ components meet FST (flame, smoke toxicity) standards and the 15-minute burn-through requirement, all while weighing up to 60% less than their metal counterparts. They are ideal for use in aircraft, engines, and other aerostructures.
Thermoplastic Composites Resources
Xycomp® DLF Composites for Rotocraft
The Benefits Of Xycomp® Discontinuous Long Fiber (DLF ™) Composites
AR®HT Extends MTBF in German Refinery
AR®HT Composite Bearings Resist Wear in Circulating Water Pumps
Orthtek® Medical Composites Product Brochure
Your next thermoplastic composite solution
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