Molded parts made from VESTAKEEP® PEEK and VESTAMID® HTplus shine through induction technology
This highly dynamic temperature control selectively influences the formation of the morphology and surface structure. While the gloss levels achieved for the high-performance thermoplastics investigated lie in the range for high-gloss surfaces, the mechanical properties in the tensile test remain almost unchanged as the mold temperature is varied.
Moreover, the wear rate of VESTAKEEP® molded parts, as measured on a pin-disk test rig, is reduced when mold temperatures are sufficiently high. This could, for example, increase the operating life of gears.
VESTAKEEP® PEEK polymers are distinguished by high mechanical strength as well as good electrical insulation and chemical resistance. The polyphthalamide (PPA) VESTAMID® HTplus is known for its high heat resistance and excellent mechanical properties. VESTAMID® HTplus is used as a metal substitute and for fire protection, among other applications.
Evonik Industries AG
Evonik is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, it has energy and residential real estate operations. Our performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, reliability and continuous self-renewal.
Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2010 more than 34,000 employees generated sales of around €13.3 billion and an operating profit (EBIDA) of about €2.4 billion.