Medical grade PEEK composite

The specially designed materials of Ensinger's TECATEC composite family offer extreme mechanical strength and thermal dimensional stability due to the reinforcement with woven carbon fibre fabric. The Victrex® PEEK is reinforced with 50% carbon fibre fabric, and shows strength characteristics similar to those of steel. The material has also been tested for biocompatibility according to ISO 10993, which makes it suitable for medical applications.



Chemical designation
PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)
1.52 g/cm3

Main Features

  • biocompatible
  • excellent chemical resistance
  • low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • continuous service temperature up to 260 °C
  • very high stiffness
  • very high strength

Target industries

Technical details

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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Impact strength (Charpy) 65.5 kJ/m2 unnotched DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Tensile strength 713 MPa 0.25 mm/min ISO 527-4
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    59000 MPa ISO 527-4
    Flexural strength 866 MPa 10 mm/min ISO 14125
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    55000 MPa ISO 14125
    Compression strength 645 MPa 1 mm/min ISO 14126
    Interplanar shear strength 137 MPa 10 mm/min ISO 14125
    Interlaminar shear strength 65 MPa 5 mm/min ISO 14130
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Service temperature 300 C short term -
    Service temperature 260 C long term -
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 5 106*K-1 in 0° and 90° direction DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Glass transition temperature 143 C -
    Melting temperature 343 C DIN EN ISO 11357
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    Other properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Water absorption 0.15 % 48h, 80°C DIN EN ISO 62
    Resistance to hot water/ bases + -
    Resistance to weathering - -
    Flammability (UL94) V0 corresponding to -

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