Whether it is related to atmospheric humidity levels or application specific direct exposure to water in use many resins are significantly affected by exposure to moisture and aqueous solutions. This can be manifested as dynamic physical property and dimension changes or in the case of resins subject to chain scission degradation mechanics a permanent loss of properties due to hydrolysis. However, the molecular structure of Ketoprix polyketone resins confers little affinity for moisture and excellent hydrolysis resistance. These traits solve three common types of moisture related issues for thermoplastic compounds while reducing processing costs.
This presentation was given by CEO Cary A. Veith, PhD, at the ITB Auto Powertrain Conference in Novi, Michigan on June 1, 2017. The presentation discusses the use of Polyketone in automotive power train systems. To see the presentation - Click Here
This presentation is for Esprix's Aliphatic Polyketone was presented on Monday, May 8, 2017 by Cary A. Veith, PhD in Anaheim, CA. at the ANTEC 2017 Conference.
Use of thermoplastics is rapidly increasing in medical devices at the same time technology is increasing design complexity. The need for resistance to common sterilization techniques, disinfection media and production considerations presents significant challenges for the device designer. Ketoprix™ polyketone provides a unique solution which addresses all of those considerations while offering a compelling value proposition.
Engineers have been using thermoplastic resins to produce gears used in assemblies for the automotive, appliance, business equipment and other market segments for many years. Thermoplastics offer several improvements over metals including lower cost, less noise and lighter weight along with less energy loss due to frictional heat generation in
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Virtually all injection molded components are exposed to temperatures which are significantly higher or lower than typical room temperatures. Even parts destined for an office or interior residential environment may see significant temperature excursions during shipping or warehouse storage.
Many thermoplastic parts are exposed to environmental conditions which can lead to premature field failures. One of the most difficult of these considerations to address in the material selection process is exposure to aggressive chemicals. Ketoprix polyketone offers designers and engineers a solution to this challenge as it exhibits very broad chemical resistance rivaling that of exotic resins such as PVDF without their high costs. This article provides an overview of the chemical resistance of Ketoprix polyketone in addition to some guidelines to help engineers and designers navigate this part of the material selection process successfully.