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Thermal Decomposition and Combustion of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

TA-6022: Thermal Decomposition and Combustion of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)


Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is an aromatic polyketone and commonly used as an engineering thermoplastic materials composed of ketone and aromatic moieties with a high thermal stability, chemical and radiological resistance. It is used in many high performance applications due to its properties, such as in implant materials, aerospace, automotive industries, power and energy generation. In this application, we study the thermal decomposition of PEEK in inert and oxidized atmosphere by Thermo Mass Photo.

Evolved gas analysis products from Rigaku

Thermo Mass Photo combines simultaneous thermal analysis with mass spectrometry. This technique is suitable for the qualitative analysis of  evolved gases coincident with the STA signal.

In TG-FTIR, gases evolved by volatilization or thermal decomposition are qualitatively analyzed, which allows you to track changes in the generated amount along with the temperature change.