Global manufacturing trends towards miniaturization, demanding operational environments, higher performance, and lighter components means replacement of metals by high-performance polymers such as PEEK will accelerate
Throughout the plastics industry, PEEK is widely viewed as a leading high-performance polymer (HPP). However, the materials of choice in the automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and medical device industries have long been metals. PEEK polymer is fast changing that mind-set.
Continuously reinforced composites and lightweight polymers are taking the Aerospace industry by storm. For several decades, engineers have had to make the choice between the two when looking for metal replacement solutions…but what if you didn’t have to choose?