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Victrex Invests in More Capacity and New Products

1:15 PM MDT | October 17, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Victrex has opened a £32-million ($65.3-million) polyether ether ketone (PEEK) plant at Thornton Cleveleys, U.K. The plant has capacity for 1,450 m.t./year of PEEK, and raises the company’s total to 4,250 m.t./year. Meanwhile, Victrex plans two lines at Thornton Cleveleys that will double capacity at the company’s melt filtration unit there, to 3,600 m.t./year. That project is scheduled to be completed in October 2008. The projects are intended to keep pace with rising demand for PEEK, says Victrex CEO David Hummel. Separately, Victrex says it...

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