Company

Your partner in future performance

Company

Your partner in future performance

About Victrex

The World Leader in High Performance Polyketone Solutions

For more than three decades, Victrex has collaborated with customers to help turn their toughest challenges into tangible benefits. As a product leadership company, our proactive approach in monitoring the trends of the industries we serve and engaging in open dialogue with industry leaders enables us to deliver what is required to maximize performance today and tomorrow.

Victrex is largely integrated into its key raw material supplies, alongside complementary supply from non-Victrex sources. This is a unique position as a polyketone manufacturer and allows us to ensure security of supply for our customers, as well as consistent and technically advantageous products, meaning high-quality products that will be delivered on time and in-full. 

A company with cutting-edge polymeric solutions, streamlined production facilities, application development expertise and unmatched technical support – that’s a future performance partner.  

Working with businesses

Working with businesses across the globe

Solving the challenges of today and delivering solutions for tomorrow

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Victrex takes great pride in partnering with customers to develop technologies for a range of applications. Our polymers are specified by leading companies that manufacture next-generation mobile devices, tools for harsh oilfield environments, fuel-efficient airplanes and automobiles, and advanced medical devices. We specialize in helping our customers reach their full potential.

Company timeline

Take a PEEK Back in Time with Victrex

More than 35 years of delivering innovative, high-performance polyketone solutions

Victrex timeline
Polyketone Patent Filed
Polyketone (PEEK) patent filed by ICI in August, first manufacturing batch on November 19, 1978
1978
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Commercialization of VICTREX PEEK Family
Commercialization of the VICTREX® PEEK polymer family of products including glass- and carbon-filled products
1981
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1,000 Tonnes per Annum
Production starts at new 1,000 tonnes per annum manufacturing plant
1987
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Victrex plc. Management Buy-Out
Victrex plc. management buy-out of the PEEK polymer business from ICI
1993
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London Stock Exchange Listing
Victrex plc. listed on the London Stock Exchange
1995
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2,000 Tonnes per Annum
Plant extension to 2,000 tonnes per annum; melt filtration and granular production brought in-house
1999
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Investment in DFDPM
Investment in difluorodiphenylmethane (DFDPM) production for VICTREX PEEK polymer
2000
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions
Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions created to serve the implantable medical market
2001
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2,800 Tonnes per Annum
Plant extension to 2,800 tonnes per annum to support continued growth
2003
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Investment in Monomer Production
Investment in benzophenone difluoride (BDF) monomer production; compounding production brought in-house
2005
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New High-Temp Polymer, Coatings, and Tech Center
Launch of VICTREX HT™ polymer and VICOTE® coatings; opening of Asia Innovation and Technology Center
2006
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New Film Technology and Plant Expansion
Launch of APTIV® films; new plant increases PEEK polymer production capacity to 4,250 tonnes per annum
2007
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Opening of Tech Center at Victrex Headquarters
Opening of Applied Technology Center in the UK for enhanced customer support
2007
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New High-Temperature Polymer and Innovative Wear Grade
Launch of VICTREX ST™ polymer and VICTREX WG™ polymer for improved performance in demanding environments
2009
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New Pipe and Tubing Line
Launch of the VICTREX Pipes™ product line to deliver durable tubing solutions to customers
2011
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Japan Technology Center
Japan Technology Center opens to better serve customers in the region
2011
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Plant Expansion Announced
Plans announced for a new plant to increase production capacity to 7,150 tonnes per annum
2012
JUVORA dental solutions
Premium Denture Solutions
JUVORA™ launched to serve the denture market
2012
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New Tech Center in the UK
Opening of the new Applied Technology Center in the UK for enhanced polymer developments and customer support
2013