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Victrex Focuses on New Markets

9:28 AM MST | March 3, 2009 | REBECCA COONS

Expands Line of Polyketones The use of engineering plastic polyether ether ketone (PEEK) has long been favored in a range of high-performance applications for its durability, temperature resistance, and ease of thermoforming. However, new products based on PEEK are finding their way into more applications, says Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, U.K.), whose only products are polyketones. Storm: PEEK successful in many applications. Victrex, the largest and oldest PEEK producer, was formed in a 1993 management buyout from ICI, which developed the polymer in 1977. The...

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