High strength plastic fasteners made from Torlon and PEEK are emerging from best kept secret status. Key benefits are: light weight, chemical & corrosion resistance, and insulative grades don’t interfere with sensitive electronics. Drake now offers several standard, stock fasteners … Continued
In order to keep up with rising customer demand, Drake Plastics designed and built a new facility 15 minutes from our old location in Cypress, Texas. Manufacturing at this location is focused on extruded Torlon Products. Sales and service for … Continued
Torlon Balls in sizes ranging from 1/8″ up to 1/2″ are now in stock at Drake Plastics. Torlon Balls offer outstanding corrosion, wear and toughness. They can successfully serve low load applications, many unlubricated. Applications in marine riggings and other … Continued
Torlon 4203 and 5030 Rod in sizes ranging from 2.5″/ 63 mm up to 5.0″/ 130 mm are now available from Drake Plastics. This expanded size offering has enabled dozens of new applications to benefit from Torlon’s exceptional versatility. Torlon … Continued
Drake Plastics has extended the capability of their proprietary process to deliver 6.187” OD X 4.5” ID (152.4 X 114.3) Seamless Tube®. The new size has been produced in Glass Reinforced Torlon 5030 and enables two new applications in the … Continued
Drake has developed and now offers 1.25” thick Torlon Plate 12” wide in three popular Torlon grades: 4203, 4301 and 5030. 4203 is pictured.
Drake Plastics stocks the widest range of Victrex® HT™ shapes. Drake produced Victrex® HT™ can be certified to Schlumberger Specification 100137282. Rod sizes range from .125″ (3.2 MM) to 4.0″ (102 MM) and selective plate sizes are also available.
The current extrusion plant is getting an extra 2,500 SF (232.26 m2) to provide room for post cure and new annealing ovens. In preparation for future growth, a 7,500 SF (696.77 m2) building is also being erected.
Drake was recently awarded a contract to produce fuel system connects for 600 gallon wing-mounted drop tanks which extend the range of this popular allied aircraft. The strength and toughness of Drake Plastics’ Torlon polyamide-imide (PAI) Seamless Tube® contribute to … Continued
Torlon 4203 ¼”-20 Screws are used to fasten a composite housing containing radar equipment to an aluminum skinned aircraft. Thirty-six (36) Torlon screws are used to mount the composite housing. Metallic fasteners interfered with the signal. The application required a … Continued