VICTREX PEEK polymer provides exceptional performance over a wide range of temperatures and extreme conditions.

It is a linear, aromatic, semi-crystalline polymer widely regarded as one of the highest performing thermoplastics in the world. It provides a unique combination and range of high performance properties.

 

Advantages of using VICTREX PEEK filled compounds

High temperature performance
Excellent chemical resistance
Excellent heat distortion properties
Excellent resistance to thermal ageing
Low coefficient of friction
Excellent wear resistance
Environmentally friendly
Good electrical properties
Lighter, but just as strong as metal

Why should I choose VICTREX PEEK?

VICTREX PEEK material is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic typically used as a replacement for machined metals in a wide variety of high performance end-use applications.

VICTREX PEEK excels in demanding applications where durability is key, such as bearings, valve seats and back up rings. It is extensively used in the construction & offshore, aerospace and automotive industries but has successfully been applied within many others due to its diverse properties.

EXCELLENT WEAR RESISTANCE & LOW COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION

VICTREX PEEK materials are used for tribological components due to their outstanding resistance to wear under high pressure and velocity conditions.

LIGHTER, BUT JUST AS STRONG AS METAL

One of the key challenges for many OEMs is to make gains with not just cost, but also the quality of the components and products their produce. Components made from VICTREX PEEK can offer an equivalent strength and stiffness to their metal counterparts...but with up to 70% weight reduction!

HIGH TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE

Excellent high temperature performance with glass transition temperatures ranging between 289oF – 324oF and melting temperatures between 649oF 729oF.

EXCELLENT CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

VICTREX PEEK is widely regarded as having excellent resistance to a very wide range of chemical species over a range of temperatures, retaining high levels of mechanical properties and generally with little swelling or discoloration.

EXCELLENT HEAT DISTORTION PROPERTIES

VICTREX PEEK materials have excellent stiffness at high temperatures and correspondingly have high HDT values when compared with other high performance polymers.

EXCELLENT RESISTANCE TO THERMAL AGEING

The excellent retention of mechanical properties at various ageing temperatures in air for unfilled VICTREX PEEK was determined as a measure of thermal ageing resistance. 

GOOD ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES

VICTREX PEEK materials are often used as an electrical insulator with outstanding thermal, environmental resistance and mechanical performance.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

VICTREX PEEK is fully recyclable and when used for components in the automotive and aviation industry, the reduced weight leads to improved fuel efficiency.

COMMON GRADES OF VICTREX PEEK
Virgin VICTREX PEEK

"Virgin VICTREX PEEK" (VICTREX PEEK without a filler) is a semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

Glass Filled VICTREX PEEK

Virgin VICTREX PEEK with 30% Glass fiber filler which dramatically increases thermal bearing strength and also has excellent creep and radiation resistance.

Carbon Fibre Filled VICTREX PEEK

Filled VICTREX PEEK with 30% Carbon Fibre filler gives the material a very high thermal bearing strength and lower coefficient of friction.

Modified VICTREX PEEK

A modified VICTREX PEEK material with special fillers. Formulated to give greater flexibility than standard VICTREX PEEK materials and a much lower coefficient of friction.

VICTREX PEEK HT

Our VICTREX PEEK HT materials, offers the same benefits as VICTREX PEEK with up to 3 times the wear resistance and other mechanical properties are maintained at elevated temperature. Reinforced materials are available with glass and carbon as a filler, and can be used up to 380°C.


Filled materials maintain their chemical and high temperature characteristics, while fillers improve mechanical strength, stability, and wear resistance. 

These are just some examples of common grades of VICTREX PEEK.  If you have a specific requirement in mind, then contact us to chat with our specialists.  

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