What Are the Main Benefits of PEEK Insulated Wires?

PEEK plastic material is an aromatic crystalline thermoplastic polymer material with high mechanical strength, high temperature resistance, impact resistance, flame retardant, acid and alkali resistance, hydrolysis resistance, wear resistance, fatigue resistance, radiation resistance and good electrical properties. PEEK plastic material is a widely used material and can be found in many harsh environments, including nuclear power plants, military ships, and automobile exhaust sensors.

What is PEEK plastic material?

PEEK plastic material is a halogen-free thermoplastic polymer material, or a plastic that can be melted and shaped, and hardened after cooling. PEEK plastic material has been around since the early 1990s and is used in many industries for applications that require mechanical toughness materials that are resistant to radiation, chemicals, wear and extreme heat elasticity.

What are the main advantages of using PEEK plastic material in cables?

Among all the materials we use, PEEK plastic material (also known as HFI260) is one of the most impressive all-around high-performance insulating materials. PEEK plastic material's fire, smoke, and chemical resistance is comparable to similar products such as ETFE and PTFE, and its performance as a thin-walled material is also remarkable.

The advantage of PEEK plastic material is that it is a halogen-free flame retardant material with unparalleled radiation resistance. It is also a high-temperature material, and PEEK insulation wire can operate safely at temperatures up to 260℃.

There are two methods for processing PEEK plastic material, each with different characteristics: Amorphous PEEK gives the material greater flexibility and is suitable for temperatures below 140℃, while crystalline PEEK increases its hardness and temperature range to at least 190℃ for 20,000 hours. Finally, its product PEEK insulation wire has a service life of more than 60 years at a continuous temperature of up to 90℃.

What types of cables are PEEK plastic materials typically used in? What are the key characteristics of PEEK plastic materials?

Due to its unique properties, PEEK plastic materials are typically used in cable solutions for the nuclear and defense industries. They can be found in tanks, nuclear power plant reactors, and anywhere else where durability, fire resistance, and radiation resistance are critical. PEEK plastic materials can also be found in marine, offshore and underground applications. Key characteristics of PEEK plastic material: the best material for radiation resistance; the best low-smoke, halogen-free material for a wide temperature range (-60℃ to +190℃); excellent fire, smoke and chemical resistance.

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