Tecapeek ELS nano products contain carbon nanotubes, which have conductivity approaching that of metals because of their graphitelike surface structure. The new products replace Ensinger's former Tecapeek product line.
The nanotubes' high surface area means only small amounts are needed to impart electrical conductivity. This allows the physical properties such as durability and strength of the PEEK base resin to be maintained. The new materials also exhibit high chemical and heat resistance expected of PEEK.
Ensinger of Nufringen, Germany, says Tecapeek ELS nano materials are suited to applications where electrical conductivity and electrostatic discharge are required. Markets include mechanical engineering, safety technology, electronics manufacturing, chemical processes and aerospace. The firm supplies the materials in the form of rod and sheet. U.S. division Ensinger Inc. is in Washington, Pa.
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