Company

ABOUT US

Company

ABOUT US

Victrex is a world leader in PEEK and PAEK-based polymer solutions, helping manufacturers overcome complex design and engineering challenges.

Millions of people around the world use products and applications containing our high-performance polymer solutions every day. With every new development, we seek to deliver better outcomes for our customers.

Thinner, smarter, lighter, more fuel efficient and durable; we work continuously to achieve improved economic and performance solutions, guided by megatrends such as climate change, social demographics and technology breakthroughs.

4 billion mobile phones; approximately 9 million implanted medical devices; 500 million automotive applications. The diverse and innovative uses for our PEEK polymer have never stopped growing and evolving.

Driven by our purpose

From the invention of PEEK over 40 years ago, Victrex has continually pioneered new PAEK-based polymers, materials and solutions that have transformed markets, delivering global impact in the toughest environments.

Our commitment to innovation shapes everything we do, from 10,000 feet below the sea to 40,000 feet in the air. We aim to solve today’s toughest challenges and look to push design boundaries for tomorrow. We are engineers, scientists, designers and market specialists, all focused on bringing transformational solutions to market that address world material challenges. That’s our team, over 900 people every day helping to make a world of difference.

Victrex at a glance

We help customers deliver new solutions to shape the world we live in, transforming people’s lives and entire industries.

Our focus is on six core markets – aerospace, automotive, energy, electronics, manufacturing & engineering and medical – and our connection to global megatrends drives our product leadership and innovation within these markets, shaping new materials, forms and parts.

As the #1 PEEK experts we can advise customers on PEEK in ways no other company can, supporting organisations to accelerate their growth ahead of the market by delivering disruptive technologies.

We aim to help accelerate business success for all, in close collaboration with customers. We can support every stage of component development, from concept to commercialization and may even involve developing new supply chains that will bring solutions to market.

Take a PEEK Back in Time with Victrex

More than 40 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 Monomer Production
First investment in monomer capability 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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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
APTIV film plant opening
£16 million APTIV Film Plant Opens
New manufacturing facility for high performance thermoplastic films
2014
Significant step in forward integration
Victrex acquires US gear specialist to offer integrated PEEK-based gear capabilities
2015
Victrex: New PAEK capacity now online
New PAEK capacity online
Victrex successfully commissions the first production stream of its £90 million third PAEK manufacturing plant
2015
Record breaking m-pipe™
Magma and Victrex partnership breaks record of longest m-pipe™ subsea intervention line for oil and gas
2016
TxV Aero Composites joint venture
Victrex & Tri-Mack´s combined expertise: total solution provider for PAEK Aerospace composites
2017
Acquisition of fiber manufacturer Zyex
Focus on accelerating development of existing and new markets for PEEK fiber applications
2017