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Lightweight, Victrex Pipes(TM) Qualified by PFW Aerospace for Cargo Drainage System on Airbus A350 XWB
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Lightweight, Victrex Pipes(TM) Qualified by PFW Aerospace for Cargo Drainage System on Airbus A350 XWB

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA USA - Aircraft manufacturers are driven by the need to design the most lightweight and fuel-efficient aircraft possible while reducing overall manufacturing costs. PFW Aerospace AG, a world market leader in aerospace tubing systems, and Victrex developed and qualified a novel VICTREX-® PEEK polymer-based pipe system for the cargo drainage system on the Airbus A350 XWB. Due...

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Long-Lasting Aptiv® Film-Based Labels Provide Hospitals with Improved Tracking and Safety Benefits
Chemicals & Gases

Long-Lasting Aptiv® Film-Based Labels Provide Hospitals with Improved Tracking and Safety Benefits

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA USA - Hospitals and medical facilities have been seeking a solution to the issue of peeling, cracked and missing labeling of their most critical instruments. Permanent identification of medical instruments, for instance, endoscopes and forceps, is difficult due to sterilization and upstream washing processes. Conventional labels, such as those produced by laser engraving,...

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Victrex® WG(TM) Polymer Increases Lifetime of Sliding Bushing in Automotive Water Pump Impeller
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Victrex® WG(TM) Polymer Increases Lifetime of Sliding Bushing in Automotive Water Pump Impeller

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, USA - (April 10, 2012) - Automobile manufacturers are feeling the pressures of obtaining improved fuel economy and lowering maintenance costs for owners. One solution that automotive engineers developed is to use smaller, high-output engines to reduce weight. The materials specified for these smaller engines must be able to maintain properties at high temperatures...

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Industrial Pumps Realized 5% Power Savings Using Creacomp PT Composite Materials Based on VICTREX® PEEK
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Industrial Pumps Realized 5% Power Savings Using Creacomp PT Composite Materials Based on VICTREX® PEEK

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA USA - Responding to continuous demand for reliability and performance of industrial pumps, CREATEC GmbH & Co. KG has devised a revolutionary set of CREACOMP* PT (Pump Type) composite materials that combine VICTREX-® PEEK polymer with carbon fiber. These composites have been successfully used to replace metals in the manufacture of parts subject to intense wear in pumps,...

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Chemicals & Gases

High Performance VICTREX® PEEK Now Available as Release Film for Aerospace Composite Part Production

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA USA - Victrex Polymer Solutions recently announced a strategic marketing partnership with Umeco to market release films made from its industry leading APTIV-® film based on high performance VICTREX-® PEEK. The APTIV film-based release films will be marketed by Umeco under the VAC-PAK-® brand name. APTIV film is ideal for higher temperature composite processing due to its...

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Chemicals & Gases

Victrex Delivers Security of Supply as Airplane Production Ramps Up

Readiness Confirmed with Material Certification and Stocking Program for VICTREX-® PEEK Polymers WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, USA - Victrex Polymer Solutions, the world leader in high performance polyaryletherketones, has reaffirmed its security of supply in anticipation of increased demand as commercial airplane manufacturers plan to boost production rates to record levels. Victrex issued a Security...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

At JEC Composites Show VICTREX® PEEK(TM) Polymer Performance Technology Enables Industry to Develop Lighter Aircraft

Victrex Polymer Solutions, the leading manufacturer of high performance polyaryletherketones and a major supplier of thermoplastics to the composites industry, will showcase its latest product and technology innovations at this year's JEC Composites Show in Paris, France - Pavilion 1 Booth J16. WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA USA - (January 26, 2012) - Victrex has the broadest range of polyaryletherketones...

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VICTREX® ST(TM) Polymer Replaces PTFE in an Electrode Insulator Connector for High Pressure Vessels
Chemicals & Gases

VICTREX® ST(TM) Polymer Replaces PTFE in an Electrode Insulator Connector for High Pressure Vessels

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA USA - When Escontrol, a Brazilian manufacturer of control and electronic instrumentation, needed to replace the electrode insulator connectors in its thermal equipment instrumentation for high-pressure vessels, it chose VICTREX-® STTM high performance polymer to improve durability, reliability and increase the overall lifetime of the connectors. The instrumentation, used in...

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Chemicals & Gases

DEXMET Corporation to Offer VICTREX APTIV® Peek(TM) Film Based Expanded Mesh Products for High Performance Demands of the Filtration Industry

Wallingford, CT - (November 29, 2011) - When Dexmet Corporation, a manufacturer of precision expanded metal foils (MicroGrid-®) and polymer films, wanted to add a high performance polymer to its PolyGrid-® portfolio, it chose one of the highest regarded performing thermoplastics in the world, Victrex APTIV-® film made with VICTREX-® PEEK(TM) polymer. Utilizing specifically designed...

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Bonded Nut Plate Stand-Offs Made with Victrex® Peek(TM) Polymer Provide Support For Cargo Doors in New Generation Commercial Aircraft
Chemicals & Gases

Bonded Nut Plate Stand-Offs Made with Victrex® Peek(TM) Polymer Provide Support For Cargo Doors in New Generation Commercial Aircraft

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, USA - When Click Bond, Inc., a leader in adhesive-bonded fastener systems, wanted to develop a bonded nut plate stand-off for the cargo doors of a major manufacturer's new generation of commercial aircraft it chose VICTREX-® PEEK(TM) polymer for the composite part. The stand-offs, which consists of a nut plate attached to a stand-off bracket, are used to provide support...

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