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Selecting High-Performance Polymers to Reduce Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR) and Minimize Failures

Symmtek specializes in providing high-performance polymers that are engineered and optimized for your unique commercial application. Our engineering plastics are custom-developed to exhibit superior material properties for whatever harsh conditions your application demands. Thus, our advanced material solutions can reduce the mean time between repair (MTBR) of your equipment, simultaneously extending the mean time to failure (MTTF).

Premium Engineering Plastics Designed to Withstand Harsh Industrial Conditions

In some cases, high-temperature thermoplastics and thermosets are required to stand up to temperatures reaching 650ºF. Other applications require industrial-strength, impact-resistant plastics to stand up to the abuse of high-volume manufacturing equipment. Other material property considerations include electrostatic dissipation, chemical resistance, Low friction coefficients, and minimizing wear of rotating components.

In virtually all Industrial and Chemical Processing applications, Symmtek is able to provide or develop a unique high-performance polymer that is engineered to exhibit the exact mechanical strength, chemical resistance and anti-wear properties required to extend the service life of your equipment and minimize repair costs.

What Is Mean Time Between Repair (MTBR) and Mean Time to Failure (MTTF)?

In the high-performance equipment industry, mean time to failure (MTTF) is the expected timeframe in which components remain fully functional before repair and maintenance procedures become expected. The time between required maintenance processes is referred to as the mean time between repair (MTBR).

Obviously, every commercial or industrial application is unique, placing unique demands on the production equipment in use. Traditional metals and plastics are relatively limited in their ability to be developed and modified to exhibit specific material properties.

In contrast, Symmtek’s high-performance polymers are engineered from the ground up and optimized to cater to the exact needs of your application. Thus, we save your enterprise substantial operating costs by extending the time between equipment repairs while simultaneously minimizing the potential for failures. Symmtek can develop the exact product capable of reducing the overall cost of equipment ownership.