The analytical laboratory equipment market including chromatography and mass spectrometry requires highly inert and biocompatible materials that will come in contact with a wide variety of chemicals. Further requirements for components used in the analytical laboratory equipment market include high mechanical strength and stiffness as well as strong chemical resistance. Increasingly high-performance polymer materials are becoming materials of choice over traditional materials including stainless steel, titanium, aluminum and glass. Since PEEK polymer is inert, biocompatible, and stable at high temperatures, it is considered a leading candidate for surfaces and parts that have direct contact with bio fluids during chemical analysis. With its exceptional combination of high performance properties and ease of processing, PEEK polymer continues to be used more and more by global OEMs for innovative analytical equipment components where the use of plastics was previously thought to be unacceptable or impossible.
These components can include:
- Compression screws