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Lightweight VICTREX™ PEEK aerospace thermoplastics for more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft, faster assembly times, greater reliability and lower operating and manufacturing costs – this is future performance.
Reducing weight to improve fuel efficiency is necessary
Simplified manufacturing and fast assembly are critical
Longer service life and reliability are required
Solutions for building fuel-sipping, easy-to-assemble, reliable aircraft
Help save money and the environment by working with Victrex. A fleet of 500 aircraft could realize many potential benefits with our aerospace polymers.
VICTREX™ PEEK clamps replaced 15,000 metal clamps per plane, saving up to $11.55 million in fuel costs and 40,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
APTIV™ film replaced polyvinyl fluoride thermal acoustic blankets on each plane, saving up to $3.3 million in fuel costs and 11,500 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
VICTREX Pipes™ replaced 100 meters of metal tubing per plane, saving up to $1.65 million in fuel costs and 5,500 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Victrex works with you to simplify and standardize aerospace components for enhanced manufacturing efficiency. Our materials offer the design freedom to help consolidate parts for easier installation.
Substitute metal clamps for PEEK clamps to improve installation times by 30% because of an optimized, more ergonomic design
Victrex can help you design for stability in the most extreme aerospace environments. Reduce costly maintenance and downtime with high performance polymeric solutions.
Design components with up to 100x better fatigue performance and up to 5x higher mechanical properties than aluminum alloy parts
Achieve a very low fire, smoke, and toxicity rating while offering thermal resistance with no performance loss over 5,000 hours at 260°C (500°F)
VICTREX™ PEEK aerospace polymers have been specified in demanding aerospace applications on commercial aircraft for 25 years. We understand that the best solutions come from working together with our customers to define the future of aerospace performance.
PFW Aerospace has been supplying metal tubing to the aerospace industry for nearly 100 years. Given the increasing demands to reduce weight, we needed to identify alternatives to metal. We worked closely with Victrex for more than three years, involving them in every stage of the product development phase through to the qualification. Together, we have successfully delivered an alternative to metal tubing and a next generation solution for commercial aircraft.
In the aerospace industry, long term stability and security of supply is vital. We therefore look very closely at all of our key suppliers’ production capacities and quality control measures to ensure product availability and consistency to enable us to meet our customers’ demands both now and in the future. Victrex provides us the further assurance we need from one of our key suppliers due to its vertically integrated supply chain.
DEVA Kunststoff GmbH takes pride in offering expertise in component design and prototyping, tool building and the production of components using high-performance plastics such as VICTREX™ PEEK. Our partnership with Victrex has led to the successful production of hundreds of thousands of PEEK-based parts annually for the aviation industry.
Victrex, and their excellent polymer expertise and technical support, provides an important contribution to the success of our company and helps in the manufacture of more efficient aircraft. Together, we are able to take on many challenges including reducing overall costs by improving tools and processes to increase productivity. These enhancements lead to the design and manufacture of lightweight, highly-optimized components for more competitive and profitable aircraft.
We at Tri-Mack have been working with Victrex for more than 15 years now. As an innovative engineering and manufacturing company specializing in high temperature thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites, we only want to use the best materials.
We work with Victrex to specify VICTREX PEEK polymer in critical aerospace components because of the polymer’s proven track record as well as the application development support that we receive from their team. We truly appreciate the great relationship that we have established over the years.
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