Solvay Advanced Polymers LLC's modified polyetherether- ketone, AvaSpire AV-700, offers up to 30 percent cost reduction.
The formulation fills the cost/ performance gap between high-performance crystalline polymers like liquid crystal polymer and PEEK, an ultraperformance crystalline resin, and offers comparable properties like strength and modulus vs. similar PEEK grades, Solvay said. Uses include automotive, heavy-duty equipment, chemical processing and semiconductors, applications where they may be over-specified in PEEK.
Alpharetta, Ga.-based Solvay offers filled, unfilled and wear-resistant grades of AV-700.
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