As it provides benefits in terms of resistance to fuel, transmission and brake fluids, antifreeze, and high temperatures, PPS is increasingly being used in the automobile industry. If compared to a full metal framework, it also provides better results in terms of weight reduction and increased stability. Also, it finds applications in various automotive parts including IC regulators & rectifiers, coolant circuits, brakes, fuel pump parts, actuators, motor insulators, and gaskets. Major automotive applications include fuel system parts (fuel rails, fuel injectors, injector bobbins, fuel pumps, fuel pump impellers, fuel pump caps, fuel line connectors, and filter housings); electrical and electronic components (alternator components, sensors, switches, ignition components, and brush holders for motors); wire coatings, induction systems (intake manifolds, air pumps, turbocharger components, and hot air inlets); coolant systems (water pumps, flow meters, impellers, thermostat housings, tubes, pump caps, and heater core tanks); engine components (seal housings, gasket carriers, camshafts, oil pumps, throttle bodies, and heat shields); power trains (lock-up collars, servo pistons, servo covers, engine gasket carriers, seal housings, camshafts/forks, and stators); brake systems (ABS motor components, electric brakes, pistons, valve bodies, vacuum pump components, and ABS brake sensors); lighting (sockets, projector headlight reflectors); and transmission components. Increasing automotive production mainly in China, Indonesia, Mexico, the U.S., Germany, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan is expected to drive market growth in upcoming years. In addition, rapid economic growth, increasing government spending, and advancements in road infrastructure accompanied by increasing inclination of consumers towards personal conveyance are the factors that most likely assist the market to propel further. The increasing automotive sector in the U.S. on account of new product launches by GM and Ford Motors along with automobile production growth in the U.S. is expected to remain a favorable factor for the market.
Due to its resistance to high temperatures and excellent mechanical properties, PPS is classified as a high-performance thermoplastic (HPTP). However, there are various other HPTPs with similar functional properties for use in applications such as automotive and industrial. Various substitutes for PPS include epoxy, ABS, PTFE, PEI, PPA, PSU, PFA, EAP, and PVDF. Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) is one of the fastest-growing substitute products for PPS. PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a semicrystalline thermoplastic with a linear aromatic polymer structure. The fully recyclable material melts at 343°C and possesses exceptional mechanical properties with resistance to chemicals, wear, fatigue, and creep even at high operating temperatures where it is commonly used in service. A variety of metals such as aluminum, carbon steel, magnesium, and brass can be replaced by PEEK which offers up to 70% savings in weight. PEEK has a higher heat deflection temperature in comparison to PPS when reinforced with glass fibers. The heat deflection temperature or heat distortion temperature (HDT) is the temperature at which a polymer or plastic sample deforms under a specified load.
In 2016, the market experienced the Automotive and electronics & electrical industries as one of the major drivers with the highest share of applications. Higher and ever-increasing demand in countries such as India, China, and Japan, has pursued companies and businesses in the Automotive industry to do more. In addition, PPS finds use in other applications including aerospace and defense as well. Now, it is expected that PPS composites may find greater use in airplane manufacturing.
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