High performance polymers include fluoropolymers and high performance thermoplastics. These materials combine unique properties that make them essential.
Solutions based on engineering plastics often overcome one type of constraint: temperature, corrosion, friction, insulation, wear resistance, etc…. But when you meet too much constraints on the same part, then high performance materials will be the only one to overcome all the constraints in only one product.
Despite their raw price, higher than engineering plastics, and the specific process and quality requirements, solutions based on high performance plastics prove to be the right choice on the full product life.
For example, such materials are reliable solutions to replace metal and lower weight, thus increasing efficiency.