As industries strive for faster, smaller, lighter and more durable, the extremes in which products are expected to function are on the rise. Find out how engineers are meeting these complex design needs with thermoplastics.
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.
Metals have long been the material of choice in the commercial aerospace market. However, polymer composites are making significant inroads, replacing metals along the entire aerospace supply chain – as best witnessed by the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 developments.