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Engineered Polyketone Formulations

Edgetek™ PKE Polyketone Formulations

Replace Nylon, Reduce Carbon Footprint

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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  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low moisture uptake
  • Comparable dimensional stability to nylon
  • High impact and wear resistance
  • Cost-effective
  • Reduced carbon footprint over PA66 and PA6
  • Non-halogen, flame retardant performance

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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
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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