The performance peak of 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 fire, they behave in a flame-retardant manner and cause only slight smoke development.

Typical applications of high-performance thermoplastics are:

As good as the complex structures are for the properties of the plastics, the processing is very demanding and therefore very cost-intensive.

Manufacturing competencies High-performance Thermoplastics


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

Temperature control

Decisive for maintaining the outstanding material properties (in addition to the selection of optimum additives) is the interaction of the heating and cooling process, which must be adjusted accordingly for each high-performance thermoplastic.


At HEW-KABEL, we know the individual additives and manufacturing processes like the back of our hand. This allows us to precisely define the necessary process steps and offer you the optimum high-performance material with perfectly matched material properties.