Last year Hardie Polymers were proud to announce their appointment as the authorised distributor for Victrex for the UK. Victrex is a world leader in PEEK and PAEK-based polymer solutions. They are leading experts in this material type, with unmatched knowledge and experience spanning polymers, forms and parts.
What is PEEK?
PolyEtherEtherKetone belongs to the high-performance polymers. It is a member of the PAEK (Poly Aryl Ether Ketones) family of polymers. This family has over 300 members but only a handful of which have been commercialised. VICTREX™ PEEK is ideally suited to extreme and demanding environments. While alternative materials can meet specific needs, PEEK can support multiple requirements.
The video below is an introduction to VICTREX PEEK – one of the highest performing polymers in the world. High-Performance Polymers are usually only found in very demanding operating environments. The higher the demands of the application, the P-A-E-K family – with ‘PEEK’ being the most popular – leads the way.
VICTREX PEEK polymers have prompted advances across industries. They remain a source of active innovation. As a metal replacement solution, these high-performance polymers (HPP) help meet key engineering requirements in critical components.
Across the plastics industry, PolyEtherEtherKetone is widely viewed as a leading HPP. However, the materials of choice in the automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and medical device industries have long been metals. That mind-set is under challenge…
It’s time to scrap metal
VICTREX PEEK polymer can deliver several benefits when compared to metals: up to 80% reduction in weight, 30% faster installations, and up to 5 x higher mechanical properties. This animation includes case studies and also several quantified benefits for replacing metals with PolyEtherEtherKetone.
If you’re facing engineering challenges with multiple demands – and also looking for a material solution that strikes the balance between performance, profitability, environmental impact and sustainability – PEEK could be the breakthrough you’ve been looking for.
So please contact us for further details.