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Your Single Source for Torlon PAI, PEEK and Ryton R4 and Ultem PEI
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Drake Plastics, as the industry leader for high performance polymers material selection experts, creates stock shapes, injection molded parts as well as custom prototypes.


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for Machining


Injection Molded
Parts & Shapes


Standard Parts &


Research & Process

Why Torlon?

Torlon polyamide-imide is recognized as the highest performance thermoplastic that is still melt processible. Torlon can be extruded into shapes and injection molded into custom geometries.

With a 500°F heat distortion temperature (softening temperature) and a 500°F continuous service temperature, Torlon offers unmatched strength at elevated temperatures. It is stronger at 400°F than other engineering resins at room temperature.


PEEK is recognized as having the best balance of chemical resistance, wear resistance and heat resistance among all thermoplastics. It is melt processible allowing for processing into shapes by extrusion and parts by injection molding.

Technically PEEK is part of a family of polyarylether ketones (PAEK) but the PEEK acronym is most recognized. Related chemistries based on PEK and PEKK offer unique thermal benefits to the traditional PAEK’s.

Latest News

Drake develops 6″ diameter rod

Drake Plastics now extrudes 6″ (152.4mm) diameter Torlon 4203 rod, extending its wide range of Torlon machinable shapes. This rod enables Torlon to be used for additional critical applications including thermal isolators, electrical insulators, valve seats, wheels, baffles and gears. The larger diameter improves yield, reducing the

Drake manufactures 30% carbon fiber reinfored PEEK Rod for transducer housings

Drake Plastics Ltd. Co. provided 30% carbon fiber reinforced PEEK rod to Britek SA, Inc. in San Antonio, TX for ultrasound transducer housings. The 2-inch diameter rod made of Solvay’s KetaSpire® 820CF30 PEEK was manufactured at our Drake Research Ltd. facility in San Antonio, TX. View Press

Drake plastics awarded Seamless Tube® trademark

Drake Plastic Products Inc. has recently been awarded Trademark Registration 3,188,378 for Seamless Tube® by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Drake Plastics is a specialty processor and technical marketer of advanced polymers. The newly awarded Trademark is the ideal description of this unique capability in

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