The Performance Peak Among Thermoplastics

High-performance thermoplastics (special thermoplastics) differ from "simple plastics" in their complex polymer structure. This consists of aromatic structures and additional functional groups, such as ether or imide groups. On the one hand, these structures are very resistant to oxidation and, on the other, the chain stiffness is higher.

As the name suggests, high-performance thermoplastics have excellent properties. They are extremely resistant to temperature and chemicals, hydrolysis, halogen-free and resistant to UV and gamma radiation. They also have very good dielectric strength and excellent mechanical properties. In the event of a fire, they react in a flame-resistant manner and cause only a small amount of smoke to be emitted.

Typical Applications of High-Performance Thermoplastics Are:

Although the complex structures are beneficial for the properties of plastics, processing is very demanding and therefore very costly.

Manufacturing Competencies High-Performance Thermoplastics


The production and processing of high-performance thermoplastics requires a great deal of experience and places high demands on plant technology. High-performance thermoplastics can usually only be processed in special machines under extreme temperatures.

Temperature regulation

In addition to the selection of optimum additives, the interplay of heating and cooling processes, which must be adjusted accordingly for each high-performance thermoplastic, is decisive for maintaining the outstanding material properties.


At HEW-KABEL, we know the individual additives and manufacturing processes from the inside out. This enables us to precisely define the necessary process steps and offer you optimal high-performance material with perfectly matched material properties.