CYPRESS,TX--(Marketwired - January 27, 2016) - Drake Plastics is pleased to announce the addition of Solvay's AvaSpire® PEAK, a hybrid PEEK product to the array of high-performance machinable shapes and injection molded products offered by Drake. "AvaSpire is complementary to our Torlon and PEEK based materials and bridges the performance gap between PEEK and Torlon" says Commercial Director, Mike Oliveto. AvaSpire, the newest addition to Solvay's portfolio of Ultra Polymers provides improved toughness over PEEK across all temperatures and higher stiffness above 150° C, as well as significant strength improvement over PPS above 100° C. AvaSpire also offers improved dimensional stability as well as improved surface aesthetics for injection molded parts. Initial shapes stock will include AV621NT, AV621CF30, AV621GF30 and AV651GF30 Black in various rod and plate sizes.

AvaSpire PEAK has solved performance gaps within the life sciences, oil and gas, semiconductor, as well as the automotive industry by maintaining much of PEEK's and PPS's chemical inertness while offering a distinct mechanical advantage in the critical 150° C to 200° C range. Torlon commonly fills this role in less chemical severe service.

About Drake Plastics

Founded in 1996, Drake Plastics pioneered the production of stock shapes from glass reinforced Torlon 5030 in support of the Javelin Missile Program. Drake offers a continually expanding portfolio of machinable shapes, injection molded parts and precision machined components from Torlon, PEEK and other high temperature and high strength polymers. Additionally, Drake offers conversion and product development services for advanced polymers. Drake is an ISO 9001-2008 registered, lean manufacturer. Waste and inefficiency are relentlessly driven out contributing to Drake's ability to develop and produce unique, high quality engineering plastic products. Drake delivers to customers around the world, on time with exceptional service and support.

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Drake Plastics Ltd. Co., The Torlon Specialists, and Drake Research Ltd., The Specialty PEEK Specialists, use the Seamless Tube® Trademark under license from Drake Plastic Products Inc.

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Contact Information:

Press Contact:
Susan Racca
(281) 255-6855

For More Information:
Mike Oliveto
(281) 255-6855