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With an RTI rating of 220°C (428°F) for mechanical use without impact and 200°C (392°F) for electrical use for 25-125 micron films.
Excellent tear strength, puncture resistance, and acoustic fatigue properties. Strength is maintained over glass transition temperature.
Inherently lubricious, has a very smooth surface finish and low particulation.
High purity, low outgassing, and low extractables reducing risk of exposure to toxins.
Very stable dielectric properties (Dk, Df) over a wide range of temperatures, humidities, and frequencies.
Greater durability in harsh chemical environments compared to many exotic metals.
Using conventional coating equipment, APTIV™ film can be coated with a range of materials including silicone and acrylic adhesives, B-stage heat activated adhesives, hard coats and printable top coats for labels. Surface energy modified grades of APTIV™ are available to enhance adhesion and enable further coating options.
A variety of processes can be used to metallize APTIV™ film including vacuum deposition, sputtering, electroless deposition and direct thermal bonding of metal foils. Numerous metals, including aluminum, copper and stainless steel, can be bound to APTIV™ thermoplastic film without adhesives.
Being thermoplastic in nature, APTIV™ PEEK film can be thermally laminated to a variety of substrates such as metals, fabrics, and other reinforced and non-reinforced polymer films using batch presses and roll-to-roll processes. Laminate products are developed on an in-house, high-temperature vacuum laminating press system which allows bonding of the APTIV™ film to the substrate without the use of adhesives.
When looking to design a custom component, APTIV™ film can be shaped into a variety of parts using thermoforming processes. Victrex has a thermoforming facility in our technology center in Shanghai, China. This one-of-a-kind center supports APTIV™ film customers across the world with material selection, prototyping, testing, and analysis of your thermoformed product. We also offer customized processing training to enable production at your facility.
The ability to die-cut and stamp APTIV™ film gives customers the option to design unique washers, gaskets, and parts in different shapes and sizes for use in their products. The majority of processors have used mechanical methods, although laser cutting and water-jet methods have been demonstrated to be very effective with APTIV™ film.
Whether it be thermal, ultrasonic, or laser, APTIV™ film can be welded to a variety of substrates. The welding is accomplished by heating the film to the melt point and applying an appropriate level of pressure to bring the molten polymer surface into intimate contact with the substrate.
Thermal acoustic blanket (TAB) insulation systems used made from APTIV™ film reduce weight up to 60% compared to TAB systems made from PFV film.
From the invention of PEEK over 40 years ago, Victrex has continually pioneered new PAEK-based polymers, materials and solutions that have transformed markets, delivering global impact in the toughest environments.
We bring transformational & sustainable solutions that address world material challenges every day.
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