Quantum Polymers says that these products work well for applications requiring a balance of chemical resistance and mechanical strength in high temperature environments like those frequently found in the oil and gas, chemical processing, and semiconductor industries.

“We are proud to be a pioneer in introducing the largest size stock shapes in the industry”, said Kathleen Cerchio, Director of Sales at Quantum Polymers. “This first-time availability of 8 inch diameter rods in glass and carbon fibre filled PEEK demonstrates our culture of constant innovation and continuous improvement.”

Extruded stock shapes from Quantum Polymers are offered when close-tolerance machined parts are required. Quantum adds that manufacturing equipment has been optimised for the complexities of high performance polymer extrusion. Extruded rods, tubes and plates manufactured in the Newark, Delaware plant are porosity free, which is particularly critical for uniformity in thick cross sections and good machining. Quantum says that its annealing techniques result in machined parts with no residual stress.