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
Tg of 318°F (159°C)
Low moisture uptake ( <0.3 % by wt.1)
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
- Vacuum Bag Only
- Compression Molding
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- Medium Service Temperature (70°C to 150°C)
Region of availability
- Africa & Middle East
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- North America