Parkway is one of few molders that offers two dedicated High Performance Polymer Molding and curing facilities. The capability of molding parts using Ultra Polymers such as Torlon® (PAI), Ultem™ (PEI), Amodel® (PPA), Ryton® (PPS), and PEEK™ can easily meet needs of customers within Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Energy & Infrastructure, and Automotive markets. These materials are preferred over metal material to ensure they are lightweight and can withstand high stress, high pressure, and high temperature. Most of the compounds that are processed at our facility include Carbon-fiber, Glass-fiber, or Aramid-fiber reinforcements to provide the best mechanical properties.
This process is the same as injection molding, but utilizes special machines designed for high heat and limited melt flow when molding Ultra Polymers. These special machines use high processing temperatures that reach about 800°F, and once the part is molded, they are cured at 500°F for about 35 days. Parkway also provides secondary operations such as machining and dual disc grinding to provide a complete solution for customers.