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30% Glass Fiber (30 GF) PEEK

30 GF PEEK is a grade of PEEK. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare 30 GF PEEK to: otherwise unclassified thermoplastics (top), all thermoplastics (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Compressive (Crushing) Strength

250 MPa 36 x 103 psi

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

10 GPa 1.5 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

2.1 %

Flexural Modulus

11 GPa 1.5 x 106 psi

Flexural Strength

250 MPa 36 x 103 psi

Impact Strength: Notched Izod

100 J/m 1.9 ft-lb/in

Rockwell R Hardness

120

Shear Strength

100 MPa 15 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

160 MPa 24 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Glass Transition Temperature

240 °C 460 °F

Heat Deflection Temperature At 1.82 MPa (264 psi)

300 °C 580 °F

Maximum Temperature: Autoignition

600 °C 1100 °F

Maximum Temperature: Decomposition

570 °C 1060 °F

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

330 °C 630 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

340 °C 640 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

1490 J/kg-K 0.35 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

0.43 W/m-K 0.25 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

21 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Dielectric Constant (Relative Permittivity) At 1 Hz

3.3

Dielectric Strength (Breakdown Potential)

20 kV/mm 0.78 V/mil

Electrical Dissipation At 1 MHz

0.0040

Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude

14 10x Ω-m

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density

1.5 g/cm3 93 lb/ft3

Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)

38 %

Water Absorption After 24 Hours

0.11 %

Water Absorption At Saturation

0.3 %

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

3.7 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

48 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

31 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

45 points

Thermal Diffusivity

0.2 m2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

57 points

Followup Questions

Further Reading

ASTM F2026: Standard Specification for Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Polymers for Surgical Implant Applications

Reinforced Plastics Durability, Geoffrey Pritchard (editor), 1999

SPI Plastics Engineering Handbook of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., 5th ed., Michael L. Berins (editor), 2000

Modern Plastics Handbook, Charles A. Harper (editor), 1999

Plastics Materials, 7th ed., J. A. Brydson, 1999

Advanced Materials in Automotive Engineering, Jason Rowe (editor), 2012