Advanced Materials

Relucent’s molding capabilities include proprietary processing capabilities of advanced materials. The parts that we produce demand performance in severe service environments including high temperature, chemical resistance, friction & wear and bio-compatibility. Applications include metal replacement for strength and stiffness, in the body medical devices, chemical resistance in oil/gas, food processing and and multiple industries seeking weight reduction.

PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)
  • PEEK is one of the highest performing semi-crystalline thermoplastics on the market
  • PEEK has a continuous use temperatures of 500°F/260°C
  • Excellent performance in hydrocarbons and organic solvents
  • High strength and stiffness and excellent long term creep and fatigue properties
  • Radiolucent, Bone-like modulus, excellent sterilization performance

Long Fiber

  • Long Glass Fiber Thermoplastics (LGFT) are optimized for excellent strength, stiffness and toughness making them ideal candidates to replace metals at a fraction of the weight
  • Long glass significantly improves impact strength without sacrificing flexural modulus
  • These polymers yield a highly structural part due to the interlocking fiber scaffold that is produced in the molded component
  • Long Glass offers base resin flexibility including PEEK, PA6, PA66, PPS, PPA and PBT
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PPS – Polyphenylene Sulfide
  • Maximum service temperature is 218 °C (424 °F). PPS has not been found to dissolve in any solvent at temperatures below approximately 200 °C (392 °F)
  • PPS is thermally stable with long term resistance up to 200°C (392°F) and short-term resistance up to 260°C (500° F)
  • PPS offers dimensional stability at elevated temperatures and in harsh chemical environments
  • Chemical Resistance: Resistant to a wide variety of solvents and corrosive chemicals even at elevated temperatures
  • PPS is inherently flame retardant (UL94 V-0)