The industry’s first PEEK cut-sheet product for thermoforming has been introduced by Ensinger/Penn Fibre, Bensalem, Pa. Target applications include semiconductor-processing parts, sterilizable medical trays, and electronic antenna housings. Tecapeek VF, made of Victrex PEEK resin from Victrex USA Inc., West Conshohocken, Pa., fills the gap between 0.8-mm roll-fed PEEK film and 5-mm extruded plate. Sheet is available in thicknesses of 1 to 3 mm and widths up to 24 in. It can be processed on standard machines, although higher temperature is required (up to the melt temperature of 650 F). (215) 793-9200 • www.pennfibre.com
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401 Commerce Dr Ste 250 Ft. Washington, PA 19034
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