Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)

What is Polyether Ether Ketone?

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Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) is a high-performance thermoplastic that offers a combination of mechanical properties, chemical resistance, high-temperature resistance, and resistance to fatigue, creep, and wear. Additionally, PEEK plastic is fully recyclable.

As far as engineering plastics go PEEK is one of the best, which is why it’s become a go-to material used for medical and surgical devices and components. PEEK isn’t just ideal for the medical industry – this material is utilized across a variety of industries, including aerospace, alternative energy, food and beverage, high-temperature electrical, oil and gas, and marine.

PEEK Surface Finishing at RP Abrasives

At RP Abrasives, we often serve customers who supply parts made from PEEK for us to surface finish, with the capability of up to 1-ft parts. Because of its qualities, using polyether ether ketone for manufactured parts helps to make them lightweight, tough, and able to withstand harsh environments for longer periods. RP Abrasives can provide various surface finishes including smooth and highly reflective, uniform matte, and roughened.