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Aliphatic polyketone, often referred to as just polyketone (POK), is a semi-crystalline plastic resin. Polyketone has a carbon backbone consisting of polar ketone groups. Commercial forms include the homopolymer made up of alternative segments of carbonyl structure and ethylene, and the copolymer which includes propylene segments.
Polyketone is characterized by:
Often compared with polyacetal and nylon resins, polyketone can offer advantages over these more commonly used resins.
Jeffrey A. Jansen is the Engineering Manager and a Partner at The Madison Group, an independent plastics engineering and consulting firm. Jeff is a proven plastic professional with more than 30 years of experience solving problems and addressing opportunities related to polymeric materials. He specializes in failure analysis, material identification and selection, as well as compatibility, aging, and lifetime prediction studies for thermoplastic materials. Jeff has performed over 5,000 investigations, both for industrial clients and as a part of litigation. He is a regular presenter on the SPE webinar series, covering a wide range of topics related to plastics failure, material performance, testing, and polymer technology. Jeff is a graduate of Carroll College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
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