|PEEK = Polyether ether ketone|
|chemical||Polymers are obtained by step-growth polymerization by the dialkylation of bisphenolate salts.|
|properties||PEEK is highly resistant to thermal degradation, as well as to attack by both organic and aqueous environments. It is a semicrystalline thermoplastic with excellent mechanical and chemical resistance properties that are retained to high temperatures. Its alternating stress of excellent fatigue resistance is the most outstanding in all plastic, comparable with alloys.
Manufacturing may be simple and with low cost with 3D-printing.
|PEEK is used to fabricate items used in demanding applications, including bearings, piston parts, pumps, HPLC columns, compressor plate valves, and electrical cable insulation, ultra-high vacuum applications. It is used in aerospace, automotive and chemical process industries.|
|In medicine started usage in trauma, orthopedic, spinal, maxillofacial and dental implants ¹. PEEK is tried to use in place of titanium. It is also used as coating for metal implants. There are no long-term experiences.||
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|biocompatibility||Biocompatibility is proved in some publications ² and ³.|
|adverse effects||n/a. It is discussed, if stress on bone may be inadequate for bone structuring.|
|special||There are trials to coat PEEK with titanium.|