Brochure Highlights Growing Use of Victrex® Peek(TM) Polymer in Gear Applications
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Victrex USA, Inc.
300 Conshohocken State Rd., Suite 120
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Press release date: March 31, 2009
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, USA - (March 31, 2009) - A new technical brochure from Victrex highlights how VICTREX® PEEK(TM) polymer is successfully replacing metal and other thermoplastics in a variety of gear applications. With industry trends moving toward higher performance and efficiencies, weight reduction and miniaturization, as well as lower cost, VICTREX PEEK polymer is a high performance material alternative with a unique combination of properties to meet the challenging requirements for future system performance.
The brochure describes in depth the complex spectrum of demands that gear wheels are required to meet and how proper functioning depends on good tribological and mechanical properties, durability and heat performance, resistance to aggressive media, and dimensional stability - all of which are key properties of VICTREX PEEK polymer. In addition, because its properties, VICTREX PEEK polymer offers a significant advantage over typical polymer gear materials in exposure to high temperature and moisture.
Included in the brochure is a list of proven benefits of gears made with VICTREX PEEK polymer as well as a variety of charts and graphs comparing the polymer's performance to typical gear materials. Also included is a discussion of how specific VICTREX PEEK polymer properties are meeting the requirements of gear applications in various industries including medical, automotive, business machines and industrial.
A section of the brochure is dedicated to the application testing and development capabilities of Victrex. It describes the technical features of the company's state-of-the-art gear test rigs, which can provide customers with relevant material data such as dynamic loading capabilities at higher speeds and loads, thus ensuring the optimal use of the polymer from product concept through to series production.
For more information, please call (800) VICTREX or visit the Victrex website at www.victrex.com.
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