Compolam XRL 2000 Laminates - Metal-clad PEEK
Durable thermoplastic laminates that perform reliably in harsh environments
Unique characteristics of XRL 2000 laminates
Up to 260°C operating temperature
XRL 2000 metal-clad laminates are based on PEEK and can withstand continuous operating temperatures up to 260°C. Short peak temperatures up to 330°C are acceptable. The melting point of PEEK is 341°C. Unlike thermoset materials, thermoplastic materials are not irreversibly damaged when overshooting the maximum use temperature for a short period of time.
Traditional metal-clad dielectric materials are typically designed to withstand max. temperatures in the range of 125 - 150°C for continuous operation. Although polyimide can withstand temperatures well above 300°C, polyimide-based metal-clad materials can typically be used at a maximum temperature in the range of 150-175°C, with the exception of some very special formulations that withstand up to 200°C.
Great chemical resistance - chemically inert
PEEK is famous for its exceptional chemical resistance. It resists an exceptionally wide range of solvents, alkalines, and acids.
What if exposure to radiation is inherent to your application?
Gamma radiation causes heavy oxidation of traditional dielectric materials and plastics. Their properties deteriorate rapidly.
Traditional materials may cause optical artifacts in X-ray applications
For your most challenging and hostile conditions
Compolam XRL 2000 Laminates
are your choice
Up to 260°C continuous operating temperature
Chemically inert - No outgassing
Extreme low moisture absorption
Great resistance to gamma radiation
Halogen-free - Inherent fire retardant
High dielectric breakdown - Recyclable
(Flexible) Printed Circuit Board
Wire harness - (Flexible) Heater circuit
Corrosion protection - EMI-EMC Shielding
Actuators - Sensors - RFID tag
Packaging - AFP laminate - Insulation