APC-2 (PEEK) thermoplastic composite tapes

Solvay’s APC -2 composites have a thermoplastic matrix of poly(ether-ether-ketone) commonly referred to as PEEK. The polymer is semi-crystalline with a glass transition temperature of 289°F (143°C). The composites possess excellent environmental resistance, toughness, and fire resistant properties.
APC-2 prepreg can be stored at ambient conditions and has an indefinite shelf life. APC-2 composites retain good mechanical properties at cryogenic temperatures. The excellent composite properties result from the PEEK matrix’s full wetting and tailored fiber matrix interface achieved in the impregnation process.
Laminates and parts can be fabricated from APC-2 using a wide range of processes including autoclave consolidation, rapid stamping techniques, and automated lay down including in-situ.
Typical applications for Solvay’s APC-2 include aircraft and space structure, and other structural engineering components.
 
Features and Benefits
- Semi-crystalline, thermoplastic matrix 
- Fully impregnated, unidirectional prepreg 
- Large database 
- Very high toughness and damage tolerance 
- Dry Tg at 289°F (143°C) with less than 0.2 weight percent moisture uptake at equilibrium
- Excellent environmental resistance 
- Good resistance to creep and fatigue 
- Outstanding fire resistance 
- Very good wear resistance 
- Processed using wide range of fabrication techniques at 725°F to 752°F (385°C to 400°C ) 
- Indefinite shelf life at ambient condition

Identity

  • Global Business Unit
    Composite Materials
  • Brand
    APC 2 PEEK
  • Synonyms
    apc-2; tp; thermoplasts; UD

Markets

Segments Applications
Airframe Secondary structural materials | Primary structural materials

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Composites Thermoplastic Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

Region of commercial availability

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe / Middle East / Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America

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