APC™ (PEKK) Thermoplastic composite tapes

Solvay’s APC™ (PEKK-FC) composites consist of a thermoplastic matrix of poly (ether-ketone-ketone) commonly referred to as PEKK-FC polymer with aligned, continuous unidirectional fiber reinforcement. The tapes are fully impregnated with a tailored fiber-matrix interface for optimal performance. Solvay also supplies custom laminates made from the tapes.
The polymer is semi-crystalline with a glass transition temperature of 318°F (159°C). APC™ (PEKK-FC) composites possess outstanding flame, smoke, and toxicity performance. They also have high toughness and damage tolerance. Laminates and parts can be fabricated from APC™ (PEKK-FC) using a wide range of techniques including autoclave and press molding.
Typical applications for Solvay’s APC™ (PEKK-FC) include aircraft structure, space components, and other transportation & structural engineering components.
 
Features and Benefits

- Semi-crystalline, thermoplastic matrix 
- Fully impregnated, unidirectional tape 
- High toughness and damage tolerance 
- Structural properties 
- Tg of 318°F (159°C) 
- Low moisture uptake ( <0.3 % by wt.) 
- Manufacture parts using affordable non-autoclave processes 
- Outstanding FST2 and OSU3 heat release properties 
- Good resistance to a wide range of fluid environments 
- Indefinite shelf life at room temperature 
- Recyclable

Identity

  • Global Business Unit
    Composite Materials
  • Brand
    APC PEKK
  • Synonyms
    prepreg; TP; Thermoplastic; PEKK; APC; pekk prepreg

Markets

Segments Applications
Airframe Secondary structural materials | Primary structural materials

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Composites Thermoplastic Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK)

Region of commercial availability

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

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