PEEK-rubber composite seals

Oct. 27, 2011
The composite resists chemicals, high temperatures, and creep and was designed for industrial seals.

A composite of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) film, acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), and fluoroelastomer (FPM) is for low-permeability seals. PEEK provides strength and rigidity with minimal creep while the rubbers resist heat and chemical corrosion. The resulting composite has  low creep under high mechanical loads, little expansion in the presence of fluids and steam, high chemical resistance, and very low permeation.

Victrex Polymer Solutions, www.victrex.com
Daetwyler, www.daetwyler-rubber.com

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Jessica Shapiro

Jessica serves as Associate Editor - 3 years service, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University.

Work experience: Materials engineer, The Boeing Company; Primary editor for mechanical and fastening & joining.

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