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High temperature plastics bring the superior properties of polymers to bear, even at high permanent operating temperatures. Heat resistant plastics are a light, versatile alternative to metal, ceramics and older-generation polymers. High performance plastics meet higher requirements than standard and engineering plastics because of their better mechanical properties, higher chemical and/or higher heat stability.

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Feb 12, 2016 | Product News

Evonik’s PEEK-based Arthroscopy Implants Earn CE & Indian FDA Certification

Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) suture anchors and Softfix-PK interference screws manufactured by BIOTEK, an Indian manufacturer of Evonik’s VESTAKEEP ® PEEK-based arthroscopy implants, have received the CE mark certificate and Indian FDA approval.

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Feb 9, 2016 | Industry News

NASA’s ICESat-2 Satellite Carries 3D Printed PEKK Bracket

NASA’s ICESat-2 also will carry a 3-D printed part made of PEKK, a material that has never been used in 3-D manufacturing, let alone flown in space. 3-D manufacturing is attractive because it offers a fast, low-cost alternative to traditional manufacturing.

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Feb 4, 2016 | Industry News

Evonik Invests in SYNOSTE; Offers PEEK for Medical Implant

Evonik Industries has invested in the start-up company SYNOSTE Oy via its venture capital arm and now holds a minority share in the medical technology company based in Düsseldorf (Germany) and Helsinki (Finland). Evonik will offer PEEK for implant.

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Jan 27, 2016 | Product News

Chemours at Wire 2016: To Exhibit Wide Range of Fluoroplastics for Wire & Cable Industry

Chemours will be exhibiting its wide range of fluoroplastics for the wire and cable industry in hall 17, stand D66 at Wire 2016. Further additions to the ECCtreme™ ECA family, a class of meltprocessable perfluoroplastics with high thermal stability.

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How to Select the Proper Curing Agent for Epoxy Systems

Select the best curing agent for your epoxy polymer & reach new applications for your high temperature composite!

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Feb 10, 2016 | Product News

Victrex at JEC World Composites Show’16: To Unveil PAEK Composites for Aircrafts

New VICTREX AE250 PAEK-based composites open up a whole new dimension for aerospace industry. Specifically designed for aircrafts, VICTREX AE250 composites enable production of continuously-reinforced parts that perform extremely well under load.

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Feb 8, 2016 | Product News

Stratasys Develops PEKK for ESD-safe 3D Printed Space Components

Many components in the space, electronics and other industries require surrounding materials to be electrostatic discharge safe to prevent damage from static discharge. Stratasys has developed a tailored material for these components using a PEKK.

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Feb 4, 2016 | Industry News

Insights from CHINAPLAS 2016: Polymer 3D Printing Revolutionizes Medical Sector

Polymer technology has never played a more vital role in the medical products sector than it is doing today. And nowhere is such technology on display than at CHINAPLAS, which provides a showcase of advanced materials and processing technologies.

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Jan 27, 2016 | Industry News

Polimotor 2 Automotive Engine Project Picks Solvay’s PEEK for Oil Scavenger Line

Solvay Specialty Polymers announced that the Polimotor 2 automotive engine project selected a high-performing grade of Solvay’s KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone to fabricate an oil scavenger line for the engine’s dry sump modular oil pump system.

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Dec 28, 2015 | Industry News

RESINEX to Distribute Sipchem’s Neat PBT Resin in Europe

The Saudi-Arabian company Sipchem (Saudi International Petrochemical Company) and the European plastics and rubber distributor RESINEX have reached a distribution agreement on the joint launch and marketing of Sipchem neat PBT resin in Europe.

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