DRAKE has the largest inventory of Torlon PAI shapes in the world. Torlon Polyamide-imide is the highest performance plastic that is melt possible.
Torlon PAI can be extruded into shapes and injection molded into finished or semi-finished parts. With a heat deflection temperature of 540°F/280°C and a 500°F/260°C continuous service temperature, Torlon offers unmatched strength and toughness at both elevated and cryogenic temperatures.
PEEK, HT PEK,
DRAKE offers the widest selection of PEEK and other polyketone based stock shapes of any plastics producer. PEEK has the best balance of chemical resistance, wear resistance and heat resistance among all thermoplastics. It is melt possible allowing for extrusion or injection molding into stock shapes and producing finished parts by injection molding.
PEEK is a part of a family of polyaryletherketones resins (PAEK). Related chemistries based on PEK, PEKK and others offer unique physical properties or thermal benefits to traditional PEEK.
Ryton R-4 PPS has been widely specified for injection molded parts for decades. Finally, it is available from DRAKE in high-quality stock shapes with resin certification to ASTM D4067.
This change in availability has enabled custom, high quality machined parts and prototypes, as well as lower volume production parts to be realized economically. As your part volume increases, DRAKE is equipped to help seamlessly transition your project to injection molding.
PEEK offers a wide performance envelope and a broad processing range for components in commercial aircraft.
Semiconductor & Electronics
Semiconductors and computer chips are produced in environments where few materials can survive. Torlon PAI and PEEK are well suited for different applications within semiconductor manufacturing.
Torlon PAI has excellent plasma erosion resistance and its low CLTE and high compression strength make it ideal for test sockets and fixtures.
PEEK has exceptional chemical resistance, making it well suited for wet-end wafer processing.
SPACE & SATELLITE
High strength, low outgassing, V-O flammability are key offerings of Torlon PAI, Ultem PEI and PEEK for the space industry.
Additionally, these polymers offer weight reduction, design flexibility, impact toughness and thermal and electrical isolation that is unachievable with other materials.
Several Torlon PAI grades have higher specific strength than magnesium.
OIL & GAS
The oil and gas industry operates in the most demanding environments on Earth. Torlon PAI, PEEK, and Ryton R-4 PPS can handle the HTHP and H2S conditions encountered.
This is why these polymers are specified for valve seats and seals, high voltage connectors, cement flappers, frac balls, activation balls, blazers, chassis for electronic hardware, and compressor valve components.
Industrial processing demands a great deal from its tools and equipment. From textile manufacturing to plasma cutting to metal production and forming, DRAKE provides materials that are up to the task.
Torlon PAI is one of those materials. It is used in applications where thermal resistance, pressure resistance, resiliency and finishing capabilities are required. Torlon PAI is the world’s highest performing polymer that can be melt processed.
PEEK, with its universal chemical resistance and high temperature performance, is well positioned to serve many industrial material requirements.
Medical & Life Science
PEEK is suitable for repeated cycles of essentially all sterilization techniques. It is bio-inert and transparent in x-ray imaging without specific fillers.
DRAKE's sister company, Drake Medical Plastics, Ltd., offers PEEK products for the medical and medical device industries, including materials for human implantation. Drake Medical Plastics is ISO 13485:2016 certified.
Torlon PAI's high compressive strength, creep and wear resistance enable long-life peristaltic pump rollers and ultra-performance bushings and bearings for prosthetic devices.
MILITARY & DEFENSE
DRAKE was formed in 1996 to supply a flight critical part for a new missile system. DRAKE still provides this component today.
DRAKE continues to provide countless solutions to the defense industry for essentially all platforms: submarine, aircraft carriers, LCS stealth and other ships, drones, missile systems, ordinance, optics, communications, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and space systems.
DRAKE has the technical aptitude, development, and production capability to provide high performance polymer solutions for your complex requirements. Additionally, Drake Plastics is ITAR registered and certified.
POWERSPORTS & MARINE
DRAKE offers a wide range of performance and durability enhancing solutions for performance automotive, powersports, and marine. Torlon PAI and PEEK's combination of high strength and heat and wear resistance increases the reliability of high-performance suspensions, transmissions and drive train components.
DRAKE offers Torlon PAI balls in all sizes, SAE and metric, for sailing and other applications: