Apium CFR PEEK Applications


Aerospace

With its excellent mechanical properties, CFR PEEK is the best solution for several aircraft applications such as interior equipment (tables and fasteners) and other equipment (hydraulic cylinders and C/C brakes). In addition, Apium's CFR PEEK can be used in rockets for nozzle cones and motor casings as well as for satellites, which include antennas and tube truss structures. CFR PEEK offers the following properties:

  • High heat deflection temperature
  • Low density which leads to overall weigt reduction and less fuel consumption
  • Extremely high wear resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent tensile strength and elastic modulus
  • High stiffness

Automotive

CFR PEEK's uncompromising strength-to-weight ratio is essential for high-performance automotive applications. High operating temperatures as well as a good fatigue performance in combination with the ability to easily produce individual parts, make it imperative to benefit from CFR PEEK while working in the Automotive Industry. Possessing following characteristics CFR PEEK is the suitable material to manufacture drive shafts, engine parts, body-panel parts and more:

  • Substantial reduction in wear rates
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Overall weight reduction
  • Significantly high stiffness
  • Excellent high temperature performance
  • Good chemical resistance

Oil & Gas

CFR PEEK represents a promising alternative material for several application in this industry, either for offshore oil excavation where it can be used as risers, impellers, antenna sleeves or for pressure vessels like compressed gas cylinders. Various oil and gas processing equipment can be realized using CFR PEEK due to its convincing characteristics, especially regarding the ability to withstand extreme conditions:

  • Stable performance in a wide range of temperatures
  • Exceptional strength and stiffness 
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Outstanding wear and frictional behavior
  • Capability of withstanding high pressures
  • High heat deflection temperature

Semiconductors & Electronics

CFR PEEK is applicable for purposes like electrical insulators, valve components, wafer handling parts or bearings and bushings due to the following excellent characteristics:

  • Long-term temperature capabilities
  • High tensile strength
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Excellent heat deflection temperature