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Solvay APC-2/IM7 PEEK with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Unidirectional Tape
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Polyketone; Polyetheretherketone (PEEK); Polyetheretherketone, PEEK, Carbon 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 % IM7 high strength [> 750 ksi (5170 MPa) intermediate modulus [40 Msi (276 GPa) class] carbon fiber reinforced unidirectional tape. Cytec Engineered Materials product code: APC-2/IM7

Information provided by Cytec, subsequently acquired by Solvay.

Key Words: APC-2-PEEK
Vendors:
Available Properties
  • Density, Unreinforced PEEK
  • Tensile Strength, 90° Orientation
  • Tensile Strength, 90° Orientation
  • Tensile Strength, 90° Orientation
  • Tensile Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Tensile Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Tensile Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Elongation at Break, 0° Orientation
  • Elongation at Break, 0° Orientation
  • Elongation at Break, 0° Orientation
  • Tensile Modulus, 90° Orientation
  • Tensile Modulus, 90° Orientation
  • Tensile Modulus, 90° Orientation
  • Tensile Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Tensile Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Tensile Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Flexural Strength, 90° Orientation
  • Flexural Strength, 90° Orientation, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Flexural Strength, 90° Orientation
  • Flexural Strength, 90° Orientation
  • Flexural Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Flexural Strength, 0° Orientation, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Flexural Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Flexural Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Flexural Modulus, 90° Orientation
  • Flexural Modulus, 90° Orientation, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Flexural Modulus, 90° Orientation
  • Flexural Modulus, 90° Orientation
  • Flexural Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Flexural Modulus, 0° Orientation, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Flexural Modulus, 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, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Compressive Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Strength, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Modulus, 0° Orientation, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Compressive Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Modulus, 0° Orientation
  • Poissons Ratio, 0° Orientation
  • Poissons Ratio, 0° Orientation
  • Poissons Ratio, 0° Orientation
  • Shear Modulus, In-plane, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Shear Modulus, In-plane
  • Shear Modulus, In-plane
  • Shear Modulus, In-plane
  • Shear Strength, In-plane, after water immersion for 14 days at 160°F (71°C)
  • Shear Strength, In-plane
  • Shear Strength, In-plane
  • Shear Strength, In-plane
  • 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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