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Four Ways Ketoprix Polyketone Can Improve Gear Performance

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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 non-lubricated gear sets. Historically, the most commonly specified resins for these applications have been acetal (POM), nylon (PA 66 typically) and PBT polyester with or without the addition of modifiers such as PTFE, carbon fiber, glass fiber, Silicone or combinations thereof to reduce friction and wear. However, as designers have become more experienced with and comfortable specifying thermoplastics in their gear designs, performance requirements for these components have increased as well. KetoprixTM Polyketone offers engineers four distinct
advantages relative to other materials in meeting these design challenges.

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