Non-stick coatings with PEEK
What is PEEK?
PEEK is a high performance plastic, which is used in industry versatile, z. B. in the automotive, petroleum or chemical industries. In medicine, PEEK has been proven for several years, including as a material for dentures.
The term PEEK is an abbreviation for PolyEtherEtherKeton. PEEK is a high-temperature polymer characterized in particular by a high temperature resistance, very good mechanical strength and good chemical resistance distinguished.
Why is PEEK used for coating surfaces?
Compared to the conventional materials for coatings, such as fluoropolymers, PEEK can be exposed to higher temperatureswithout losing its mechanical and physical properties. It's about a very strong polymer; the Resistance to abrasion or wear is much higher as that of fluoropolymers.
The very good mechanical properties are also due to a excellent creep resistance and fatigue resistance approved. In addition, PEEK has one excellent hydrolysis and chemical resistance (but not resistant to sulfuric and concentrated nitric acid). Low flammability and optional electrical conductivity complete this 'HighTec' plastic and make it a perfect base for producing functional coating systems for industrial applications.
Development of patented non-stick coatings with PEEK
Intensive research and development work has enabled the Rhenotherm team to to combine the positive properties of PEEK polymers with the excellent non-stick properties of fluoropolymers. The result is innovative Non-stick coatings based on PEEK, for which Rhenotherm has obtained a patent.
The patent includes a special layer structure with the high-performance plastic PEEK, which is applied in combination with fluoropolymers and possibly other additives directly on the surface of the workpiece to be coated. The patent covers nearly all Rhenotherm's PEEK product range.
Extract of the patented PEEK coating systems
Rhenolease® MK X
Non-stick coating based on PEEK with additive, offers a good non-stick effect, coating thickness 30 - 150 μm, scratch-resistant up to a temperature load of 270 ° C
Rhenolease® MK XV
Non-stick coating based on PEEK with fluoropolymer, characterized by an outstanding non-stick effect, layer thickness 30 - 150 μm, scratch-resistant up to a temperature load of 230 ° C
Rhenolease® MK XV / H
Non-stick coating based on PEEK with fluoropolymer, characterized by a special hardness and very good non-stick effect, layer thickness 30 - 150 μm, scratch-resistant up to a temperature load of 270 ° C
Rhenolub® MK X-2
reliable dry lubrication based on PEEK with additive, coating thickness 30 - 60 μm, scratch-resistant up to a temperature load of 270 ° C.
Advantages of non-stick coatings with PEEK
Compared to conventional non-stick coatings, Rhenotherm's patented PEEK coating systems stand out
- improved scratch resistance,
- longer lifetime,
- higher temperature resistance,
- better water vapor tightness,
- improved Corrosion Protection.
Non-stick coatings based on PEEK are particularly suitable for the Food, adhesives, rubber and paint industry, They are particularly suitable for components or surface areas which are exposed to a relatively high temperature load and to which food, adhesives or molten plastics should not adhere.
- Sealing strips or sealing plates
- Sliding plates or slide rails
Selection of suitable PEEK coating
To achieve the best possible performance, our coatings are tailored to your specific application. In addition to the systems listed here, further combination systems are possible!
Before your components are coated in-house, our qualified team will advise you in detail and together with you select the suitable coating system for your application. Even a cost-effective pattern coating of your components is possible.