October 09 - 2007 Victrex VICTREX® MAX-Series polymer
Victrex opens new £32 million VICTREX® PEEKTM polymer plant to significantly increase production capacity
Victrex plc, a leading provider of high
performance materials through the manufacture of VICTREX®
PEEK polymer, has
opened a new polymer manufacturing plant at its main production
facility in Thornton Cleveleys in Lancashire, UK. The new
facility has been built to support future demand for VICTREX PEEK
polymer and VICTREX PEEK-based products, such as VICOTE®
Coatings and APTIVTM Film. It will provide further
security of supply to customers, increasing
production capacity by approximately 50 percent and establishing
a second stand-alone source of VICTREX PEEK polymer.
Victrex has invested £32 million in this facility which has the ability to produce1,450 tonnes per annum of VICTREX PEEK products, increasing Victrex's total production capacity for these products to 4,250 tonnes per annum. To support the new plant opening Victrex has also increased its production workforce by eight and opened three new apprenticeship positions.
Victrex plc is an innovative leading manufacturer of high performance materials, including VICTREX® PEEK polymer, VICOTE® Coatings and APTIV film. These materials are used in a variety of markets and offer an exceptional combination of properties to help processors and end users reach new levels of cost savings, quality, and performance.
The plant extension is the third major British investment by Victrex this year.
In May, it opened a £5.3 million film extrusion plant to make Aptiv film and in July it opened a £1.5 million applied technology centre at Thornton Cleveleys.
October 09 - 2007
Introducing a new level of high performance, high temperature materials, VICTREX® MAX-Series polymer
Victrex plc, a leading
provider of high performance materials including VICTREX®
VICOTE® Coating and APTIV Film, has
introduced a new proprietary range of blended products, VICTREX
This innovative new product line is part of the VICTREX PEEK product family and is designed to perform in the most demanding environments, specifically in applications requiring a combination of high temperature mechanical performance and dimensional stability寸法安定性. VICTREX MAX-Series polymers are a blend of VICTREX PEEK polymer and genuine Extem® UH thermoplastic polyimide (TPI) resin 熱可塑性ポリイミド樹脂 from SABIC Innovative Plastics.
For oil and gas applications, long-term reliability and resistance to extreme temperatures, chemical, and wear conditions are critical. This is especially important as operations go into more extreme environments. So, there is an increasing need for tougher, more durable materials for applications such as downhole and subsea electrical connectors and seal rings.
In the semiconductor industry, fabrication facilities are constantly striving to develop components that combine high purity and high temperature resistance. Victrex has a successful history of working with customers in this segment and the VICTREX MAX-Series polymer, which builds upon the solid foundation of VICTREX PEEK polymer, has the potential to offer improved performance for applications such chip trays and test sockets.