What does Victrex do?

What does Victrex do?

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high performance materials, serving a diverse range of markets. Every day, millions of people rely on products or applications which contain our polymers, from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil & gas platforms and medical devices.

What do Victrex make?

The company is a manufacturer of high-performance polyaryletherketones, including VICTREX PEEK polymer, VICTREX pipes and PEEK-OPTIMA. Its business is organized as two business units: Victrex Polymer Solutions (VPS) – that focuses on transport, industrial, oil and gas and the electronics markets.

What is Peek Victrex?

VICTREX PEEK polymer provides exceptional performance over a wide range of temperatures and extreme conditions. It is a linear, aromatic, semi-crystalline polymer widely regarded as one of the highest performing thermoplastics in the world. It provides a unique combination and range of high performance properties.

Where is Victrex located?

Where is Victrex headquarters? Victrex headquarters is located at Victrex Technology Centr, Hillhouse International, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire.

What is PEEK material?

PEEK material (polyetheretherketone) is a high-performance semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastic with outstanding harsh chemical resistance, very low moisture uptake, good fire performance, excellent mechanical strength across a broad temperature range, and good dimensional stability.

How many employees does Victrex have?

From small beginnings and less than 60 employees, Victrex has grown to be a global business serving six strategic markets and with over 800 employees. Today, Victrex is valued at around £2 billion on the London Stock Exchange and over 98% of our sales are from outside the UK, with over 40 countries served.

What is PEEK used for?

Because of its robustness, PEEK is used to fabricate items used in demanding applications, including bearings, piston parts, pumps, HPLC columns, compressor plate valves, and cable insulation.

Is PEEK a plastic?

PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a high-performance engineering plastic with outstanding resistance to harsh chemicals, and excellent mechanical strength and dimensional stability. It offers hydrolysis resistance to steam, water, and sea water.

What are the benefits of VICTREX PEEK polymers?

VICTREX PEEK polymers have prompted advances across industries. They remain a source of active innovation. As a metal replacement solution, these high-performance polymers help meet key engineering requirements in critical components. All round excellent mechanical, chemical, high temperature and electrical performance.

How is Victrex used in the automotive industry?

VICTREX™ PEEK based parts in automotive applications. Mobile devices use APTIV™ acoustic film. VICTREX™ PEEK seals in use today. Machines operate using Victrex solutions. Implanted devices worldwide use Invibio PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymers.

What kind of machine is used to mould VICTREX PEEK?

Most standard reciprocating screw injection moulding machines are capable of moulding unfilled and filled VICTREX PEEK grades. Complex and intricate high performance components can be mass-produced without annealing or conventional machining.

What kind of polymers are used in PEEK seals?

VICTREX™ PEEK seals in use today. Machines operate using Victrex solutions. Implanted devices worldwide use Invibio PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymers. Victrex solutions deliver exceptional performance in extreme environments, helping customers solve critical challenges that go beyond current material limitations, typically replacing metal.