Edgetek™ PKE Polyketone Formulations
The Edgetek PKE series consists of specialty engineered polyketone (PK) thermoplastics. Available with common fillers or impact modifiers to enhance performance, these formulations provide excellent chemical resistance, low moisture uptake, excellent dimensional stability, and high impact and wear resistance. These properties offer manufacturers a high-performing, cost-competitive and more eco-conscious alternative to nylons (PA66 and PA6).
These grades meet the performance challenges of chemical, fuel contact, and high moisture environment applications found in the industrial, electrical/electronics, and transportation industries. The Edgetek PKE series can be pre-colored or colored at the press and further customized to meet specific application needs, such as improved UV stability. In addition, the formulations process with similar shrink to nylons, set up quickly, and have short cycle times.
Helping to improve sustainability over the end-product lifecycle, these formulations offer a reduced carbon footprint as a result of the PK base resin. The production of PK emits up to 61 percent less carbon dioxide (CO₂) than nylon (PA66 and PA6).
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|Product Series||Applications||Description/Product Features|
|Edgetek™ ET8900 GF PKE Formulations||Industrial pipes, tubing and fluid management; electrical battery components; and under-the-hood fuel or chemical contact components||Specialty engineered, glass-reinforced polyketone (PK) formulations that serve as a nylon alternative; provides excellent chemical resistance, low moisture uptake, excellent dimensional stability, and high impact and abrasion resistance|
|Edgetek™ ET8900 HI PKE Formulations||Industrial pipes, tubing and fluid management; electrical battery components; and non-structural components||Impact modified polyketone (PK) formulations that serve as a nylon alternative; provides excellent chemical resistance, low moisture uptake, and outstanding high impact performance and abrasion resistance|
|Edgetek™ ET8900 NHFR PKE Formulations||Electric vehicle components, including connectors. Electrical and electronic components, including mini circuit breaker (MCB) mechanisms and molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) bases||Polyketone (PK) formulations with non-halogen, flame retardant performance to UL94 V-0 standard. Comparable performance to conventional reinforced nylons with low moisture uptake. Pre-colored in orange for use in high voltage applications|
|A Guide to Polyketone - Overview Brochure||Brochures & Product Information||Take a comprehensive look at the performance and sustainability benefits of this next-gen material solution||View|
|Alternatives to Nylon 6,6 - Brochure||Brochure||Learn about possible material alternatives to nylon 6,6 in response to current shortages||View|
|Benefits of Edgetek™ PKE and LubriOne™ PKE thermoplastics - Video||Webinars & Videos||Edgetek™ PKE and LubriOne™ PKE thermoplastics offer comparable performance and eco-conscious alternatives to nylon and acetal.||View|
|Edgetek™ Glass-Filled PKE Formulations - Product Bulletin||Product Bulletin||Glass-reinforced polyketone (PK) thermoplastics offer chemically resistant and eco-conscious alternatives to nylon||View|
|Edgetek™ High Impact PKE Formulations - Technical Bulletin||Technical Bulletin||Impact modified polyketone (PK) formulations provide excellent chemical resistance, low moisture uptake, and outstanding high impact performance and abrasion resistance||View|
|Edgetek™ PKE ET8900 Series – Processing Guide||Processing Guides||Injection molding parameters and guidelines for glass-filled and high impact polyketone materials||View|
|Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance (ESCR) Design Guide||Design Guide||Find out how part design can reduce stress in molded plastic parts and improve ESCR in your products||View|
|Services Capabilities Overview||Brochures & Product Information||Discover the comprehensive technical services available through Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient to assist customers||View|
|Webinar: Chemically Resistant Polymers for Next Generation Healthcare and Consumer Products||Webinars & Videos||Learn more about considerations for chemically resistant materials for product development and durability||View|
|Webinar: Polyketone, a next generation sustainable nylon alternative||Webinars & Videos||Learn more about polyketone, how it compares to nylons, its sustainability value, and potential applications||View|