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Solvay APC-2-PEEK Unreinforced
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Polyketone; Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

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

Data for unreinforced PEEK; separate entries report composite property data.

Information provided by Cytec, subsequently acquired by Solvay.

Available Properties
  • Density
  • Tensile Strength
  • Tensile Strength, Wet
  • Tensile Strength
  • Elongation at Break
  • Elongation at Break
  • Elongation at Break, Wet
  • Tensile Modulus
  • Tensile Modulus, Wet
  • Tensile Modulus
  • Flexural Strength
  • Flexural Strength, Wet
  • Flexural Strength
  • Flexural Modulus
  • Flexural Modulus, Wet
  • Flexural Modulus
  • Dielectric Constant, ASTM D150
  • Dielectric Loss Index, ASTM D150
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air, light load
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg
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Manufacturer Notes:
Solvay, former Rhodia Engineering Plastics

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