Press Release Summary:
Resistant to chemicals and wear, 2 x 4 ft polyetheretherketone (PEEK) sheets are offered in 5 thicknesses from .020-.118 in. Material exhibits dimensional stability and can be produced in sheets comprised of FDA-compliant ingredients. PEEK sheets in 4 x 4 ft sizes, with same thickness range, are available upon request. Applications include automotive and aircraft components; industrial pumps, valves, and seals; and silicon wafer carriers.
Original Press Release:
RTP Company Introduces New PEEK Sheet Products
WINONA, MN, USA - March 8, 2007 -RTP Company's Sheet and Film Division announced its stocking of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) sheets in thicknesses that are traditionally only available as custom products. PEEK sheets from RTP Company are available in 2'x 4' sizes in five different thicknesses ranging from 0.5 mm (.020") to 3.0 mm (.118"). "Finding stock PEEK sheet products in thicknesses under 0.5" is rare in the stock shape industry," said Sarah Holthaus, Sheet and Film Division Product Manager/Internal Sales at RTP Company. "With RTP Company's new offerings, customers will have the opportunity to purchase PEEK sheet that is competitively priced and immediately available in thicknesses not found elsewhere in the industry. This will open the door for new application possibilities where PEEK was cost-prohibitive and allows for improved part economics through less material waste." PEEK is a high strength and high temperature resin with excellent mechanical properties and chemical resistance. It also has superior wear resistance and dimensional stability. In addition, RTP Company can produce PEEK sheets comprised of FDA- compliant ingredients. These properties make PEEK ideal for demanding sheet applications such as automotive and aircraft components; industrial pumps, valves and seals; silicon wafer carriers; and products used in the pharmaceutical and food industries. 2'x 4' PEEK sheets from RTP Company are stocked in sizes of 0.5 mm (.020"), 1.0 mm (.039"), 1.5 mm (.059"), 2.0 mm (.079"), and 3.0 mm (.118"). Sheets can be purchased in large or small volumes and are available for immediate shipping. Additionally, custom PEEK sheets in 4' x 4' sheet sizes are available upon special request in the same thickness ranges. In September of 2006, RTP Company acquired Wiman Corporation, a leading manufacturer of customized plastic film for the medical, industrial and consumer markets. The acquisition combined RTP Company's state-of-the-art sheet manufacturing and expansive polymer expertise with Wiman's complete line of flexible plastic film. RTP Company's Sheet & Film Division now offers an unmatched capability portfolio of specialty products in resins ranging from PVC to PEEK and in thicknesses from .004" to .400". RTP Company's 2' x 4' PEEK sheets are offered in five standard thicknesses and are available for immediate shipment. About RTP Company RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, is a global leader in specialty thermoplastic compounding. The company has eight manufacturing plants on three continents, plus sales representatives throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. RTP Company's engineers develop and produce custom compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductivity, flame retardancy, high temperature, structural, elastomeric and wear resistant properties. For more information, contact RTP Company at (800) 433-4787 or www.rtpcompany.com