25 July 2010
25 July 2010
Solvay Advanced Polymers is partnering with Entegris Inc.’s Tego Polymers unit to develop and market advanced carbon nanotube-enhanced PEEK products suited for a range of emerging applications in the medical, aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas industries.
Solvay will supply its KetaSpire PEEK resin to Entegris who in turn will sell compounds utilizing its carbon nanotube technology (CNT). These compounds are targeted for applications requiring weight reduction, enhanced stiffness and flexibility, thermal management, and static charge dissipation.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to support Entegris’ TEGO Polymers and its new range of compounds based on KetaSpire PEEK,” said Greg Jack, senior business development representative for Solvay Advanced Polymers. “This partnership will spur greater use of our materials and open up new end-use applications where consistent electrostatic discharge properties and improved thermal stability are required.”
“We’re proud to be affiliated with a global supplier like Solvay which offers a top tier line of high-performance thermoplastics for a broad range of markets beyond Solvay Advanced Polymers – Solvay Partners With Entegris on New Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced PEEK Products semiconductors,” said Shawn Cheesman, Tego Polymers’ general manager.
Entegris has developed technology for the uniform dispersion of carbon nanotubes into PEEK and other thermoplastics to create homogeneous blends. This homogeneity is achieved with mixing and characterization methods at multiple scales. The CNT materials provide enhanced strength while preserving flexibility, and uniform electrical and thermal conductivity.
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