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Victrex builds new PEEK plant in the UK, upgrades logistics

12:09 PM MDT | October 15, 2012 | ­—Natasha Alperowicz

Victrex Polymer Solutions (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), has announced a major expansion in poly(aryl ether ketones) (PAEK) capacity by early 2015. The company is the world’s leading producer of high-performance PAEK products, which include the company’s poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) polymer, Vicote coatings, Aptiv films, and pipes. The company will build a plant with capacity for 2,900 m.t./year. The expansion will raise Victrex’s total PAEK capacity to 7,150 m.t./year. Cooper: The project is integral part of strategy. The project reflects a...

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