Overview of materials for Polyetheretherketone, Unreinforced
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Polyketone; Polyetheretherketone (PEEK); Polyetheretherketone, PEEK, Unreinforced

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Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Density 1.26 - 1.72 g/cc0.0454 - 0.0621 lb/in³Average value: 1.34 g/cc Grade Count:182
Filler Content 0.000 %0.000 %Average value: 0.000 % Grade Count:4
Water Absorption 0.0200 - 0.500 %0.0200 - 0.500 %Average value: 0.150 % Grade Count:50
Moisture Absorption at Equilibrium 0.0200 - 0.500 %0.0200 - 0.500 %Average value: 0.236 % Grade Count:33
Water Absorption at Saturation 0.0700 - 1.65 %0.0700 - 1.65 %Average value: 0.442 % Grade Count:38
 0.550 - 0.560 %
@Temperature 100 - 100 °C
0.550 - 0.560 %
@Temperature 212 - 212 °F
Average value: 0.551 % Grade Count:9
Particle Size 10.0 - 550 µm10.0 - 550 µmAverage value: 230 µm Grade Count:11
Viscosity 90000 - 430000 cP90000 - 430000 cPAverage value: 217000 cP Grade Count:3
 90000 - 500000 cP
@Temperature 400 - 400 °C
90000 - 500000 cP
@Temperature 752 - 752 °F
Average value: 288000 cP Grade Count:13
Linear Mold Shrinkage 0.00100 - 0.0200 cm/cm0.00100 - 0.0200 in/inAverage value: 0.0106 cm/cm Grade Count:56
Linear Mold Shrinkage, Transverse 0.00110 - 0.0200 cm/cm0.00110 - 0.0200 in/inAverage value: 0.00981 cm/cm Grade Count:31
Melt Flow 0.260 - 182 g/10 min0.260 - 182 g/10 minAverage value: 31.3 g/10 min Grade Count:62
Spiral Flow 11.0 - 70.0 cm4.33 - 27.6 inAverage value: 28.0 cm Grade Count:7
 12.5 - 63.0 cm
@Temperature 375 - 395 °C
4.92 - 24.8 in
@Temperature 707 - 743 °F
Average value: 29.5 cm Grade Count:2
 12.5 - 63.0 cm
@Thickness 1.00 - 3.00 mm
4.92 - 24.8 in
@Thickness 0.0394 - 0.118 in
Average value: 29.5 cm Grade Count:2
 
Mechanical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Hardness, Rockwell M 85.0 - 10985.0 - 109Average value: 101 Grade Count:30
Hardness, Rockwell R 105 - 127105 - 127Average value: 123 Grade Count:14
Hardness, Shore D 62.0 - 94.062.0 - 94.0Average value: 85.8 Grade Count:52
Ball Indentation Hardness 90.0 - 250 MPa13100 - 36300 psiAverage value: 203 MPa Grade Count:8
Tensile Strength, Ultimate 49.0 - 265 MPa7110 - 38400 psiAverage value: 102 MPa Grade Count:115
 25.0 - 80.0 MPa
@Temperature 60.0 - 150 °C
3630 - 11600 psi
@Temperature 140 - 302 °F
Average value: 55.0 MPa Grade Count:2
Tensile Strength, Yield 11.0 - 125 MPa1600 - 18200 psiAverage value: 97.9 MPa Grade Count:80
Elongation at Break 1.50 - 110 %1.50 - 110 %Average value: 24.8 % Grade Count:173
 30.0 - 45.0 %
@Temperature 60.0 - 150 °C
30.0 - 45.0 %
@Temperature 140 - 302 °F
Average value: 35.0 % Grade Count:2
Elongation at Yield 3.60 - 45.0 %3.60 - 45.0 %Average value: 7.59 % Grade Count:44
 5.00 - 8.00 %
@Temperature 60.0 - 150 °C
5.00 - 8.00 %
@Temperature 140 - 302 °F
Average value: 6.00 % Grade Count:2
Modulus of Elasticity 2.14 - 8.27 GPa310 - 1200 ksiAverage value: 3.94 GPa Grade Count:162
 3.00 - 3.70 GPa
@Temperature 60.0 - 150 °C
435 - 537 ksi
@Temperature 140 - 302 °F
Average value: 3.44 GPa Grade Count:2
Flexural Yield Strength 86.2 - 380 MPa12500 - 55100 psiAverage value: 155 MPa Grade Count:100
 9.00 - 90.0 MPa
@Temperature 125 - 275 °C
1310 - 13100 psi
@Temperature 257 - 527 °F
Average value: 44.9 MPa Grade Count:9
Flexural Modulus 2.12 - 24.0 GPa307 - 3480 ksiAverage value: 4.52 GPa Grade Count:105
 0.20312 - 0.20312 GPa
@Temperature 204 - 204 °C
29.460 - 29.460 ksi
@Temperature 400 - 400 °F
Average value: 0.203 GPa Grade Count:1
Flexural Strain at Break 3.00 - 7.00 %3.00 - 7.00 %Average value: 5.14 % Grade Count:14
Compressive Yield Strength 12.0 - 300 MPa1740 - 43500 psiAverage value: 104 MPa Grade Count:42
 65.0 - 80.0 MPa
@Temperature 120 - 120 °C
9430 - 11600 psi
@Temperature 248 - 248 °F
Average value: 71.9 MPa Grade Count:8
Compressive Modulus 0.138 - 4.25 GPa20.0 - 617 ksiAverage value: 3.21 GPa Grade Count:18
Shear Strength 55.2 - 82.7 MPa8000 - 12000 psiAverage value: 69.9 MPa Grade Count:5
 14.3411 - 68.2581 MPa
@Temperature 65.6 - 288 °C
2080.00 - 9900.02 psi
@Temperature 150 - 550 °F
Average value: 43.8 MPa Grade Count:1
Izod Impact, Notched 0.214 - 11.4 J/cm0.400 - 21.4 ft-lb/inAverage value: 0.847 J/cm Grade Count:36
Izod Impact, Unnotched 13.3 - 25.6 J/cm25.0 - 48.0 ft-lb/inAverage value: 20.1 J/cm Grade Count:3
Izod Impact, Notched (ISO) 0.450 - 10.5 kJ/m²0.214 - 5.00 ft-lb/in²Average value: 5.70 kJ/m² Grade Count:32
Izod Impact, Unnotched (ISO) NBNBGrade Count:23
Charpy Impact Unnotched 2.50 J/cm² - NB11.9 ft-lb/in² - NBAverage value: 10.7 J/cm² Grade Count:72
 0.000 - 999.9 J/cm²
@Temperature -30.0 - -30.0 °C
0.000 - 4759 ft-lb/in²
@Temperature -22.0 - -22.0 °F
Average value: 6.96 J/cm² Grade Count:19
Charpy Impact, Notched 0.280 - 8.00 J/cm²1.33 - 38.1 ft-lb/in²Average value: 0.770 J/cm² Grade Count:67
 0.500 - 0.800 J/cm²
@Temperature -30.0 - -30.0 °C
2.38 - 3.81 ft-lb/in²
@Temperature -22.0 - -22.0 °F
Average value: 0.632 J/cm² Grade Count:19
Coefficient of Friction 0.150 - 0.4000.150 - 0.400Average value: 0.270 Grade Count:21
Coefficient of Friction, Static 0.200 - 0.3200.200 - 0.320Average value: 0.240 Grade Count:6
K (wear) Factor 15.0 - 1010 x 10-8 mm³/N-M7.45 - 500 x 10-10 in³-min/ft-lb-hrAverage value: 502 x 10-8 mm³/N-M Grade Count:15
Limiting Pressure Velocity 0.175 - 2.42 MPa-m/sec5000 - 69000 psi-ft/minAverage value: 1.00 MPa-m/sec Grade Count:15
 
Electrical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Electrical Resistivity 15000 - 4.90e+16 ohm-cm15000 - 4.90e+16 ohm-cmAverage value: 1.25e+16 ohm-cm Grade Count:80
 1.00e+9 - 1.00e+15 ohm-cm
@Temperature 125 - 275 °C
1.00e+9 - 1.00e+15 ohm-cm
@Temperature 257 - 527 °F
Average value: 5.00e+14 ohm-cm Grade Count:7
Surface Resistance 3000 - 1.00e+18 ohm3000 - 1.00e+18 ohmAverage value: 1.27e+17 ohm Grade Count:58
Dielectric Constant 2.20 - 10.92.20 - 10.9Average value: 3.20 Grade Count:55
 4.50 - 4.50
@Temperature 200 - 200 °C
4.50 - 4.50
@Temperature 392 - 392 °F
Average value: 4.50 Grade Count:2
 4.50 - 4.50
@Frequency 50.0 - 50.0 Hz
4.50 - 4.50
@Frequency 50.0 - 50.0 Hz
Average value: 4.50 Grade Count:2
Dielectric Strength 13.7 - 200 kV/mm347 - 5080 kV/inAverage value: 36.6 kV/mm Grade Count:61
Dissipation Factor 0.00100 - 0.5180.00100 - 0.518Average value: 0.0196 Grade Count:43
Comparative Tracking Index 125 - 200 V125 - 200 VAverage value: 169 V Grade Count:23
 
Thermal PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
CTE, linear 4.70 - 216 µm/m-°C2.61 - 120 µin/in-°FAverage value: 54.5 µm/m-°C Grade Count:88
 10.8 - 252 µm/m-°C
@Temperature 22.8 - 150 °C
6.00 - 140 µin/in-°F
@Temperature 73.0 - 302 °F
Average value: 106 µm/m-°C Grade Count:30
CTE, linear, Transverse to Flow 47.0 - 252 µm/m-°C26.1 - 140 µin/in-°FAverage value: 78.8 µm/m-°C Grade Count:10
 140 - 160 µm/m-°C
@Temperature >=143 °C
77.8 - 88.9 µin/in-°F
@Temperature >=289 °F
Average value: 145 µm/m-°C Grade Count:8
Specific Heat Capacity 1.10 - 2.20 J/g-°C0.263 - 0.526 BTU/lb-°FAverage value: 1.41 J/g-°C Grade Count:13
Thermal Conductivity 0.173 - 0.950 W/m-K1.20 - 6.59 BTU-in/hr-ft²-°FAverage value: 0.292 W/m-K Grade Count:59
Melting Point 150 - 386 °C302 - 726 °FAverage value: 340 °C Grade Count:158
Maximum Service Temperature, Air 150 - 310 °C302 - 590 °FAverage value: 270 °C Grade Count:99
Deflection Temperature at 0.46 MPa (66 psi) 152 - 336 °C306 - 637 °FAverage value: 212 °C Grade Count:18
Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi) 140 - 336 °C284 - 637 °FAverage value: 163 °C Grade Count:110
Vicat Softening Point 280 - 335 °C536 - 635 °FAverage value: 318 °C Grade Count:25
Softening Point 168 °C334 °FAverage value: 168 °C Grade Count:8
Minimum Service Temperature, Air -100 - -20.0 °C-148 - -4.00 °FAverage value: -49.0 °C Grade Count:24
Glass Transition Temp, Tg 143 - 180 °C289 - 356 °FAverage value: 146 °C Grade Count:77
UL RTI, Electrical 260 °C500 °FAverage value: 260 °C Grade Count:4
UL RTI, Mechanical with Impact 180 °C356 °FAverage value: 180 °C Grade Count:4
UL RTI, Mechanical without Impact 240 °C464 °FAverage value: 240 °C Grade Count:4
Flammability, UL94 V-1 - V-0V-1 - V-0Grade Count:104
Oxygen Index 23.0 - 49.0 %23.0 - 49.0 %Average value: 33.9 % Grade Count:9
Glow Wire Test 800 - 960 °C1470 - 1760 °FAverage value: 914 °C Grade Count:17
 
Processing PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Processing Temperature 100 - 410 °C212 - 770 °FAverage value: 290 °C Grade Count:38
Nozzle Temperature 360 - 440 °C680 - 824 °FAverage value: 384 °C Grade Count:22
Melt Temperature 174 - 470 °C345 - 878 °FAverage value: 378 °C Grade Count:66
Mold Temperature 149 - 250 °C300 - 482 °FAverage value: 185 °C Grade Count:59
Drying Temperature 120 - 160 °C248 - 320 °FAverage value: 140 °C Grade Count:55
Moisture Content 0.0200 - 0.200 %0.0200 - 0.200 %Average value: 0.0785 % Grade Count:13
Injection Pressure 82.7 - 124 MPa12000 - 18000 psiAverage value: 103 MPa Grade Count:3

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