L Exceptional Abrasion Resistance –
very hard, tough, and scratch resistant.
L Excellent Mechanical Properties –
including wear, creep and cut through resistance. Extremely durable at high temperatures.
L Excellent Wear Surface –
an excellent wear counterface to hard surfaces like steel and ceramics. Non-galling with low particulation and non- sloughing.
L Good Lubricity –
offers a smooth and uniform surface.
L High Load Bearing Surface –
one of the strongest thermoplastic coatings on the market. Very resistant to creep and flow caused by compression.
L Excellent Radiation Resistance –
VICOTE 700 grades exhibit excellent radiation resistance. Can withstand high doses of Gamma radiation (> 109 Rads) without embrittlement.
L High Temperature Performance –
one of the highest performing poly mers available where continuous high temperature performance up to 260°C (500°F) is required. Withstands lead-free soldering temperatures. VICOTE 708, 709, F813 Blk and F814 grades are based on VICTREX PEEK-HT for even higher temperature per-formance up to 280ºC (550ºF) and enhanced mechanical properties.
L Very Good Barrier Properties –
can be used as an effective barrier against many liquids and gasses. The barrier properties will depend on the service temperature, pressure and coating thickness as well as the concentration of the chemicals. A dry film thickness (DFT) of 100 microns of VICOTE Coatings should be used as a minimum.
L Low Specific Gravity –
greater cover age than fluoropolymers.
L Low Outgassing and Extractables –
where high purity and low contami nation levels are key requirements.
L RoHS Compliance –
the majority of grades comply with European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) legislation that restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in a wide range of products including electrical and electronic products.
majority of dispersion grades are aqueous (water) based and are formulated to contain some of the industry’s lowest levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
L Very Good Chemical Resistance –
insoluble in all common solvents. Excellent resistance to acids, bases, hydrocarbons, salts and steam.
L One-Coat System – no primer
required with proper substrate pre- treatment.
L Good Electrical Insulative Properties –
very stable electrical insulative prop erties over a wide range of tempera tures, frequencies and humidities
L Halogen Free, Low Smoke and Toxicity –
select grades are inherently
UL V-O materials at 1.5 mm (.06 in). VICTREX PEEK polymer is classified as halogen-free according to the defini tion in IEC 61294-2-21.
L Ease of Processing –
process tempera tures between 380°C to 420°C (716°F to 788°F).
L FDA Compliance –
the majority of VICOTE grades can be used in envi ronments involving food contact.
L Low Moisture Absorption and Excellent Hydrolysis Resistance –
properties are unaffected by expo sure to water, humidity and steam.