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APC-2 (PEEK)/AS4

Product functions: Medium Service Temperature (70°C to 150°C)
APC-2 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

Markets

Segments Applications End uses
Advanced Air Mobility Air Taxis / Heavy Goods Cargos Structures
Advanced Air Mobility Air Taxis / Heavy Goods Cargos E Motors
Fixed Wing Aircraft Structures Wings and Empennages
Advanced Air Mobility Air Taxis / Heavy Goods Cargos Blades

Processing Method

  • Autoclave
  • Vacuum Bag Only
  • Compression Molding

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Composite materials Thermoplastic composite Polyetherketoneketone (PEEK)

Product Functions

  • Medium Service Temperature (70°C to 150°C)

Format

Physical form
Structural Prepregs

Region of availability

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

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