Advanced Materials

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
  • To learn more about Long Glass Fiber click here

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)