Chris Lee, at the 2016 NASS meeting in last issue's Editor's Letter (Porous PEEK in
This is the right step in creating a fair and even playing field with regard to PEEK in
the medical industry.
Increase in the consumption of PEEK in
electronics & electrical and medical applications have been observed in Europe due to continued industrialization and rise in the manufacturing sector of the region.
It is no trick for anyone to perform a quick peek in
only a quarter of a second, if they know how.
Indian company Gharda Chemicals launched its own PEEK in
the mid-90s and sold the business last year to Solvay, which already had the broadest range of high-performance polymers in the world.
Degussa hopes to achieve cost/performance benefits by using PEEK in
multi-material systems and multilayer films.
Yet the suitability of ABS and the blends is limited in some applications, according to Kevin Jennings, general manager of Victrex North America, a supplier of PEEK in
Oil and gas seals made of PEEK in
standard sizes and lengths are normally produced in three well established processes namely, injection molding, extrusion, and hot compression molding (HCM).
The demand for PEEK in
the European region is likely to remain healthy due to huge demand for the industrial segment.
The loss modulus, G", is the dominant component of viscoelastic response for all grades of PEEK in
the melt state, and is strongly correlated with [M.
Use of PEEK in
cervical fusion is growing rapidly as well.
Japanese manufacturers are adopting PEEK in
place of PPS for electrolytic capacitors and miniature rechargeable batteries.
We re excited about the commercial success of Zeniva PEEK in
the spinal fusion market, said Shawn Shorrock, Global Director of Regulatory Affairs for Solvay Specialty Polymers healthcare business.
Another growth driver, Jennings says, is surging demand for PEEK in
Working with Quantum Polymers allows us to offer AvaSpire modified PEEK in
a broader range of options than ever before and we're excited to have this new level of performance available to our customers," said Jean-Baptiste Bonnadier, Ultra Polymers Product Manager for Solvay Advanced Polymers.