VESTAKEEP® PEEK - The high-performance plastic in the aviation & aerospace industry
VESTAKEEP® Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) is a high-performance thermoplastic polymer ideal for manufacturing long-lasting components for use in the toughest conditions in the aerospace segment.
Specialist know-how is absolutely essential to gain a foothold in the aerospace industry. In this special sector, we have not only acquired market knowledge in many years of application for our lightweight construction material ROHACELL®, we are also perfectly familiar with the regulations for approving new products and applications.
Our wealth of experience, combined with a global quality management system, ensure that VESTAKEEP® PEEK molding compounds are also set to gain access to the aircraft construction market. The high-temperature polymer is suitable for cable applications in aircraft construction due to its heat resistance and high mechanical strength, among other properties. These cables either have to run through hot areas, or be suspended beneath the aircraft wings. PEEK can also be used to advantage in the area of engine cowling, as has been shown by the Boeing 757-200. This makes it possible to achieve substantial cuts in the weight of modern aircraft, freeing up payload space.
The advantages of PEEK in the aviation & aerospace industry
Inherent flammability properties
Meet fire, smoke, toxicity requirements High temperature resistance
High temperature resistance
Excellent mechanical properties
Corrosion & Chemical resistance
Tight tolerance parts can be produced via traditional molding
Proven track record to replace metal
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