The development of cutting-edge materials such as Polyether Ether Ketone, (PEEK) has also greatly affected the expansion of injection molded products in these industries. PEEK is a colorless organic thermoplastic of the polyaryletherketone family; this dynamic material possesses a number of properties that make it ideal for many applications.
The HVAC industry is only one of many industries that are taking advantage of the benefits of injection molding. K&B’s customers in the HVAC industry rely on us for the production of high-value plastic products and components. By utilizing cutting-edge materials, we have been able to produce parts for water heaters, furnaces, air conditioner compressors, electrical covers, blowers, draft inductors, inducers, and a number of other components that regenerate gases and remove heat.
In applications where parts are subject to corrosive environments, the use of thermoplastics has brought longevity and durability unavailable in parts that are composed of metal. Nowhere is this truer than in the marine industry; whether saltwater or fresh, the constant exposure to moisture and the elements can corrode virtually any metal. However, modern thermoplastics are not susceptible to the same deterioration experienced by most metals. For much lower cost than corrosion-resistant metal alloys, thermoplastics can be formulated to resist a myriad of corrosion sources, as well as deterioration due to extended exposure to UVs.