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Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

Howdy all,

I'm working on a high voltage insulating, high temperature ~300c prototype device.

PEEK is currently being used as an insulator in the device, does a higher temp resilient insulating material exist besides ceramic?

Thanks all!


RE: Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

Above about 300C all carbon bonds become unstable so it's hard to go above that number. Try looking up Torlon.

Chris DeArmitt PhD FRSC

Plastic materials consultant to the Fortune 100

RE: Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

edit: ptfe is out due to cold flow problems.

RE: Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

how about a glass reinforced PTFE?

RE: Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

Thermosets - Urea formaldehyde or phenolic types.

(Torlon requires considerable post-moulding thermal cycle cross-linking)



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RE: Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

Take the 1st thing Chris said, no carbon bonds are going to survive long at that temperature (even ptfe will break down). You are in ceramic land.

RE: Higher temp plastic than PEEK?

Cool, thanks for the input guys- I am stoked to have your brain time.

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