TECAPEEK® PVX is an ultra high performance bearing material that incorporates the properties of a premium polymetric matrix material with optimum levels of specific wear enhancing additives. This formulation raises the continuous use temperature by approximately 40°F and increases the limiting PV while maintaining excellent chemical resistance. When used as a non-metallic bearing, TECAPEEK® PVX offers a superb range of tribiological performance. It is designed to run at high loads and speeds, in hostile environments, either dry or lubricated.

  • Excellent high temperature performance
    Continuous use temperature over 450°F.
  • Flammability is UL94 V-O with a low limiting O2 index (-40%) and very low smoke generation
  • Can be used dry against hard or soft mating surfaces
  • Excellent weather resistance
  • Resistant to gamma radiation
  • Complies with specific provisions of ASTM D6262-98
  • Available in a wide range of sizes, extruded in rod and plate for subsequent machined parts

TECAPEEK™ PVX’S exceptional properties make it an ideal material for bearing surfaces in the most demanding applications and in the harshest conditions. Industrial, automotive, marine, nuclear, petroleum and aerospace industry applications realize great benefits from its use.

Properties Condition Value Test Method Comment
Mechanical Modulus of elasticity (tensile test) 73°F 800,000 psi ASTM D 638
Tensile strength at yield @ 73°F 11,000 psi ASTM D 638
Elongation at break 73°F 2.5 % ASTM D 638
Flexural strength @ 73°F 18,000 psi ASTM D 790
Modulus of elasticity (flexural test) @ 73°F 685,000 psi ASTM D 790
Compression strength @ 73°F
10% strain
16,500 psi ASTM D 695
Impact strength (Izod) @ 73°F 0.90 ft-lbs/in ASTM D 256
Rockwell hardness M Scale 85
Coefficient of friction @ 68°F
1200 in/min, 155 lbs load
0.19 – 0.21
Wear Rate 1.25 – 1.50*10-3 in3-min/ft-lbs-hr
Thermal Melting temperature 633 °F
Deflection temperature @ 264 psi 530 °F ASTM D 648
Service temperature Max Continuos Use 500 °F
Thermal expansion (CLTE) 3.11*10-5 in/in/°F ASTM D 696
Electrical Specific surface resistivity 105 – 108 Ω/square ASTM D 257
Dielectric strength 1.4*105 Ω*cm ASTM D 257
Other Limiting PV 25,000 – 30,000
Moisture absorption @ saturation, 73°F 0.5 % D570
Moisture absorption @ 24 hours, 73°F 0.5 % ASTM D 570
Flammability (UL94) V-0 % (1) Estimate


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