Machine Design

Ultratough Polymers

Five SolvaSpire high-performance polymers are for demanding applications.

KetaSpire PEEK (polyetheretherketone) balances good thermal, mechanical, and chemical-resistant performance with ease of fabrication. EpiSpire HTS (high-temperature sulfone) resists creep at high temperatures and Torlon PAI (polyamideimide) combines polyamide performance with design and processing freedom. PrimoSpire SRP (self-reinforced polyphenylene) is said to be the world's stiffest unreinforced polymer, featuring high hardness, chemical resistance, and inherent flame-retardant properties. AvaSpire, a PEEK-based resin, bridges performance and pricing gaps within the SolvaSpire family of resins.

Solvay Advanced Polymers L.L.C., 4500 McGinnis Ferry Rd., Alpharetta, Georgia 30005, (770) 772-8200,

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