High-performance engineered thermoplastics offer innovative solutions in materials such as PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) and polyimide. These compounds withstand high service temperatures, demonstrate good chemical and plasma resistance, electrostatic control, and low outgassing.
They have proved successful in semiconductor applications such as wafer handling and processing of components that require outstanding dimensional stability and low release of particles. One example is a custom-designed injection-molded and machined retainer ring in PEEK for Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) applications.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced composite products and automation equipment for composite part production.
The high strength and reduced weight of composites make them ideal for structural components in semiconductor processes. These are custom-made in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, including cylinders, cones, box beams, I-beams, coils, flat laminates, and complex geometries