High-Performance Plastics are valued overall for their excellent properties. High-performance plastics are typically defined as being plastics that not only withstand but perform in extreme environments including, very high to very low temperatures, high pressure or high velocity and more. When looking at the plastics pyramid, the top two tiers are considered high-performance materials. These plastics are chosen for applications in aerospace, aircraft, deep downhole drilling, medical device, food processing, glass manufacturing, and many more.
Although high-performance materials can appear costly, end users often find these plastics provide a good balance between cost and performance. These materials are often selected to be machined into replacements for metal parts.