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High Performance > 300°F | Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)


TECAPEEK® PVX is an ultra high performance bearing material that incorporates the properties of a premium polymetric matrix material with optimum levels of specific wear enhancing additives. This formulation raises the continuous use temperature by approximately 40°F and increases the limiting PV while maintaining excellent chemical resistance. When used as a non-metallic bearing, TECAPEEK® PVX offers a superb range of tribiological performance. It is designed to run at high loads and speeds, in hostile environments, either dry or lubricated.

  • Excellent high temperature performance
    Continuous use temperature over 450°F.
  • Flammability is UL94 V-O with a low limiting O2 index (-40%) and very low smoke generation
  • Can be used dry against hard or soft mating surfaces
  • Excellent weather resistance
  • Resistant to gamma radiation
  • Complies with specific provisions of ASTM D6262-98
  • Available in a wide range of sizes, extruded in rod and plate for subsequent machined parts

TECAPEEK™ PVX'S exceptional properties make it an ideal material for bearing surfaces in the most demanding applications and in the harshest conditions. Industrial, automotive, marine, nuclear, petroleum and aerospace industry applications realize great benefits from its use.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation PEEK
Filler Lubricated
Density g/cm3 1.46
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 800,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 11,000
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI 12,200
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F % 3
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 2.5
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 700,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 18,000
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 330,000
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI 16,500
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 0.90
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale 95
Coefficient of Friction Static 0.18
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM 0.2
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr 10*10-10
Limiting PV psi-fpm 500,000
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F
Melting Temperature °F 633
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F 530
Service Temperature Intermittent °F 572
Service Temperature Long Term °F 500
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 3.11*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F 5.69
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square 1.4*105
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm
Dielectric Strength V/mil
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.02
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F % 0.03
Flammability UL 94 V-0
Food Grade N
Relative Cost $$ $$ $$ $