Zeus launches PEEK fiber production

Zeus Inc. has commercialized the production of PEEK drawn fiber in diameters of 0.003 to 0.040 inch (0.07 to 1 mm).

Zeus Inc. (Orangeburg, S.C.) announced on Jan. 12 that it has commercialized the production of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) drawn fiber. The company reports it is currently capable of extruding strands in sizes ranging from 0.003 to 0.040 inch (0.07 to 1 mm). Zeus PEEK drawn fiber is said to have good abrasion and corrosion resistance, tensile strength and tenacity. It can be braided or used in other types of applications. PEEK can function in temperatures up to 480°F/248°C, produces low smoke and gas emissions and has high elongation properties, resulting in great impact recovery.