An alternative to metals, wood and ceramics:
- Great corrosion and chemical resistance
- Light-weight, helping to reduce the inertia and centrifugal force
- Easier and safer to handle
- Abrasion resistant; minimalizes wear between mating parts
- Absorbs shock loads that would crack or break metal, as in gear teeth
- Outlasts other materials
- Dielectric strength—high performance material at high temperatures with superior electrical properties.