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Solvay APC-2/S-2 Glass PEEK with Glass Fiber Reinforced Unidirectional Tape
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Polyketone; Polyetheretherketone (PEEK); Polyetheretherketone, PEEK, Glass Fiber Filled

Material Notes: Cytec Engineered Materials APC-2 composites have a thermoplastic matrix of poly(ether-ether-ketone) commonly referred to as PEEK. The polymer is semi-crystalline with a glass transition temperature of 289°F (143°C). Composites can be used in lightly loaded applications at temperatures up to 500°F (260°C) due to the semi-crystalline nature of the polymer. The composites possess excellent environmental resistance, toughness and fire resistant properties. APC-2 prepreg can be stored at ambient conditions and has an indefinite shelf life. APC02 composites retain good mechanical properties at cryogenic temperatures. The excellent composite properties result from the PEEK matrix, the full wetting and tailored fiber matrix interface achieved in the impregnation process. Laminates and parts can be fabricated from APC-2 using a wide range of processes from autoclave consolidation to rapid stamping techniques. The prepreg may also be filament wound and tape-placed using in-situ consolidation. This wide range of processing techniques may be used because of the thermoplastic nature of the polymer and the full wetting of the fibers in the prepreg.

Features & Benefits:

  • Fully impregnated, unidirectional prepreg
  • Large database
  • Very high toughness and damage tolerance
  • Good resistance to creep and fatigue
  • Very good wear resistance
  • Processed using a wide range of fabrication techniques at 720°F (382°C)
Applications: Typical applications for Cytec Engineered Materials APC-2 include aircraft structure, space components and other structural engineering components

Typical property data for composite laminate with 60 volume % S-2 glass fiber reinforced unidirectional tape Cytec Engineered Materials product code: APC-2/S-2 glass.

Information provided by Cytec, subsequently acquired by Solvay.

Key Words: APC-2-PEEK
Available Properties
  • Tensile Strength, 0° Orientation, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Tensile Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Tensile Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Tensile Modulus, 0° Orientation, wet or dry
  • Flexural Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Flexural Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Strength, after 1500 in-lb/in (6.67 J/mm) impact
  • Compressive Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air, light load
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, Unreinforced PEEK
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Solvay, former Rhodia Engineering Plastics

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