SPE WEBINAR: Polyketone: Understanding the Material and Properties

Controlling Energy Use in Plastics Processing


Polyketone: Understanding the Material and Properties

Wednesday, September 18, 2024; 11:00AM–12:00PM EST

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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:

  • High crystallinity
  • High tensile strength and stiffness, as well as good impact strength
  • Excellent tribological properties and exhibit a high level of friction, abrasion, and wear resistance
  • Chemical and hydrolysis resistance
  • Good thermal stability

Often compared with polyacetal and nylon resins, polyketone can offer advantages over these more commonly used resins.

About Speaker

Jeffrey A. Jansen
Engineering Manager
The Madison Group

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.

Who Should Attend?

  • Are you tired of compromising between strength and stiffness versus impact resistance? Typically, when you enhance one of these properties, the other tends to diminish. Polyketone offers an exceptional balance of both!
  • Are you currently utilizing materials like polyacetal and nylon for your products, but are curious if there are superior alternatives available?
  • Are you facing challenges in finding materials with outstanding mechanical properties, while also providing excellent chemical and hydrolysis resistance?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is designed for you!

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