Ultra High-Performance Polymers

In the widest selection and most cost-effective forms available.

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Polymer Plastic Processing Experts, from Manufacturing Materials to Fabrication



Why Drake Plastics?

Drake Plastics leads the industry in ultra-high-performance polymers with the widest array of rod, plate, and rigid tube stock shapes for machined parts. Many sizes were developed to closely approximate the dimensions of a final part. The benefit of these “leaner” sizes: minimal material loss when machining our line-up of Torlon PAI, PEEK, Ryton PPS, Victrex HT, Ultem PEI and AvaSpire PAEK stock shape products.

Product and process development investments coupled with our culture of invention have yielded sizes and configurations many thought impossible in ultra-high-performance polymers.

With more than 25 years’ experience in our field, engineers often consult with us to determine the best material for their applications. Once specified, they know our products will perform consistently through their application’s life cycle, thanks to our rigorous AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management System and unique process control technology. In addition, our in-house machining and injection molding operations afford hybrid molded/machined parts when needed for precision tolerances and allow an easy transition from machined to molded parts.

On service, Drake’s on-time delivery is typically 98% or better, and 100% customer satisfaction is the norm. Our friendly and knowledgeable team look forward to adding you to our long list of happy customers.

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Why use Torlon?...

Torlon polyamide-imide is recognized as the highest performance thermoplastic that is still melt processible. Torlon can be extruded into shapes and injection molded into custom geometries.

With a 270°C and more heat distortion temperature (softening temperature) and a 200 - 220 °C continuous service temperature(UL RTI), Torlon offers unmatched strength at elevated temperatures. It is better at 200°C than any other engineering resin at room temperature. Torlon is also tougher and more impact resistant at cryogenic temperatures than other high strength polymers.

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... and why PEEK?

PEEK is recognized as having the best balance of chemical resistance, wear resistance and heat resistance among all thermoplastics. It is melt processible allowing for processing into shapes by extrusion and parts by injection molding.

Technically PEEK is part of a family of polyarylether ketones (PAEK) but the PEEK acronym is most recognized. Related chemistries based on PEK and PEKK offer unique thermal benefits to the traditional PAEK’s.

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