Your partner in future performance


Your partner in future performance

About Victrex

A World Leader in High Performance Aromatic Polyketone Solutions (PAEK)

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 maximise 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 PAEK 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


Victrex takes great pride in partnering with customers to develop technologies for a range of applications. Our polyketones are specified by leading companies that manufacture next-generation mobile devices, tools for harsh oilfield environments, fuel-efficient aeroplanes and automobiles, and advanced medical devices. We specialise 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
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Commercialisation of VICTREX PEEK Family
Commercialisation of the VICTREX™ PEEK polymer family of products including glass- and carbon-filled products
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1,000 Tonnes per Annum
Production starts at new 1,000 tonnes per annum manufacturing plant
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Victrex plc. Management Buy-Out
Victrex plc. management buy-out of the PEEK polymer business from ICI
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London Stock Exchange Listing
Victrex plc. listed on the London Stock Exchange
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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
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Investment in Monomer Production
First investment in monomer capability for VICTREX PEEK polymer
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions
Invibio™ Biomaterial Solutions created to serve the implantable medical market
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2,800 Tonnes per Annum
Plant extension to 2,800 tonnes per annum to support continued growth
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Compounding production brought in-house
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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
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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
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Opening of Tech Center at Victrex Headquarters
Opening of Applied Technology Center in the UK for enhanced customer support
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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
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New Pipe and Tubing Line
Launch of the VICTREX Pipes™ product line to deliver durable tubing solutions to customers
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Japan Technology Center
Japan Technology Center opens to better serve customers in the region
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Plant Expansion Announced
Plans announced for a new plant to increase production capacity to 7,150 tonnes per annum
JUVORA dental solutions
Premium Denture Solutions
JUVORA™ launched to serve the denture market
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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
APTIV film plant opening
£16 million APTIV Film Plant Opens
New manufacturing facility for high performance thermoplastic films
Significant step in forward integration
Victrex acquires US gear specialist to offer integrated PEEK-based gear capabilities
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
Record breaking m-pipe™
Magma and Victrex partnership breaks record of longest m-pipe™ subsea intervention line for oil and gas
TxV Aero Composites joint venture
Victrex & Tri-Mack´s combined expertise: total solution provider for PAEK Aerospace composites
Acquisition of fiber manufacturer Zyex
Focus on accelerating development of existing and new markets for PEEK fiber applications