Hardie Polymers are proud to announce that they have been appointed as the authorised distributor for Victrex for the UK.
Who is Victrex?
Victrex is a world leader in PEEK and PAEK-based polymer solutions. They are the number one PEEK expert with unmatched knowledge and experience spanning polymers, forms and also parts.
Victrex seek to deliver better outcomes for customers – helping manufacturers overcome complex design and also engineering challenges.
Thinner, smarter, lighter, more fuel efficient and durable; Victrex work continuously to achieve improved economic and also performance solutions. They are guided by trends such as climate change, social demographics and technology breakthroughs.
Every day, millions of people use sustainable products and applications containing Victrex materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil and gas operations and medical devices. The diverse and innovative uses for Victrex’s PEEK polymer have never stopped growing and evolving.
What is PEEK?
PolyEtherEtherKetone (PEEK) 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.
Hardie Polymers Managing Director, Fergus Hardie, said, “PEEK really is the premier polymer in terms of performance and properties. Victrex are the market leader with this material. So, we see it as a real vote of confidence in our company that we have been appointed by Victrex to be their Authorised Distributor for the UK.
We’re looking forward to working closely with the Victrex team, to help grow the market and to support the UK processors of Victrex PEEK. The ability of PEEK to replace metal parts and save weight in hi-tech applications is a big feature and as a material it’s used in all key sectors. It’s a real material for the future“
Across the plastics industry, PEEK is widely viewed as a leading high-performance polymer (HPP). However, the materials of choice in the automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and medical device industries have long been metals. PEEK polymer is fast changing that mind-set.
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