Heat-resistant polymers or high-performance polymers as they are widely known in the industry, are considered to hold solutions to key challenges faced in multiple industries. The unique differentiation offered by this class of polymers to deliver desired performance at temperatures above 150 degrees C is gaining significant attention from high growth application segments such as automotive, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, mining and construction.
This Future Tech TOE on heat-resistant polymers in the automotive industry focuses on the recent developments in heat-resistant polymers that are transforming the landscape of materials used in the automotive industry such as polyimide (PI), poly amide imide (PAI), poly ether imide (PEI), and poly ether ether ketone (PEEK).
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Keywords: Polymers, heat-resistant, automotive, high-temperature polymers