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Take a 'peek': An insight into PEEK

PEEK, the commonly used abbreviation for PolyEtherEtherKetone, is a semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic. It is considered to be fairly advanced compared to other engineering plastics due to its very high maximum allowable service temperature in air. Its unique combination of high mechanical properties, temperature resistance and excellent chemical resistance make it the most popular advanced plastic material on the market.

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The Use of Plastic in Semiconductor and Electrical Applications

Semiconductors are what have made most of today’s technological advances possible, from the internet to smartphones, they have enabled engineering breakthrough products.

Typically, silicon has been used as the ‘go-to’ material in all things electronic due to its excellent semi-conductivity.

However, as a result of an increasingly competitive market, the need for a better, faster, stronger material has arisen. As plastics are typically insulators, they seem an unlikely candidate for use in semiconductor / electrical applications. However, in recent years, the composition of some plastic materials has been adapted to make these plastic materials behave as conductors or semi-conductors as opposed to insulators.

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An Insight into Antistatics

Ai Engineering Plastics and Laminates has an exclusive partnership with SciCron Technologies, spanning over 15 years, which enables us to supply SciCron antistatic (ESD) sheets and films to the UK market. 

Here at Ai Engineering Plastics and Laminates we sell SciCron’s antistatic acrylic AC-300™, polycarbonate PC-350™ and antistatic film products.

 

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You've Heard of PTFE, But Have You Heard of Fluorosint®?

You may have heard of PTFE, but have you heard of Fluorosint®, Quadrant’s “PTFE with Muscles”?

Fluorosint® is a range of enhanced PTFE materials developed by Quadrant EPP to fill the performance gaps where unfilled and low-tech, filled PTFE based polymers underperform. Each Fluorosint® material was specifically developed to excel in demanding bearing and seal applications.

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