Company

DRIVEN BY OUR PURPOSE

Company

DRIVEN BY OUR PURPOSE

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.

Megatrends

Our Challenges and Opportunities

Aerospace

MEGATRENDS

Fly lighter

Lighter weight and more efficient manufacturing using PEEK, PAEK and composites means fuel saving – a strategic imperative for the Aerospace industry.

Opportunities to support reduction of OEM backlogs through volume production/quicker processing.


CONSEQUENCES

Weight, cost reduction and fuel efficiency

Weight, cost reduction and improved fuel efficiency are primary strategic drivers for the Aerospace industry.

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Lightweight metal replacement

VICTREX™ PEEK helps Aerospace lightweighting via metal replacement and is key to driving improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. Our materials can also provide more efficient manufacturing.



Automotive

MEGATRENDS

Fuel efficiency and durability

Fuel efficiency, safety and reliability improvements resulting from consumer and regulatory trends. Transition from internal combustion engines (‘ICE’) to electric vehicles (‘EVs’).



CONSEQUENCES

Emissions reduction design challenges

Energy efficiency and durability are primary strategic imperatives for the Automotive industry.

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Lightweight metal replacement

VICTREX™ PEEK enables lightweighting and reliability via metal replacement and is key to meeting the complex challenges of next-generation Automotive powertrain technology.

ABS braking systems, gears and transmission systems are key application areas. Electric vehicles (‘EVs’) offer an emerging opportunity.



Energy

MEGATRENDS

Natural resource depletion

Increasing demand for and depletion of existing resources drive exploration into uncharted territory.

CONSEQUENCES

Extreme environments

Deeper, hotter, higher pressure and chemically aggressive wells must be tapped to reach new reserves, requiring more durable materials.

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Recover more

Reliable and high yield operations are enabled using VICTREX™ PEEK based solutions in exploration and production tooling.

Electronics

MEGATRENDS

Thinner, smaller, smarter

The need for instant access to communication and information on the move is driving trends for mobile devices.


CONSEQUENCES

Energy and thermal management challenges

Increased functionality and miniaturisation create challenges for mobile device performance as well as energy and thermal management.




CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

High durability, thin film technology

Victrex materials, such as PEEK resin, PEEK blends and our APTIV™ acoustic film technology, create design opportunities by virtue of their durability in today’s thinner, smaller, smarter mobile devices.

MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

MEGATRENDS

Internet of Things

The ‘internet of things’ creates more data and connectivity requirements in Manufacturing & Engineering.

CONSEQUENCES

Demanding Conditions

Evaluation of higher performance materials in manufacturing, including in the food industry.

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

Keep equipment working overtime

Tailored solutions for industrial markets, including VICTREX™ PEEK FG, a food grade polymer.

Medical

MEGATRENDS

Ageing global population

People are living longer and have a strong desire to maintain their quality of life in their later years.


CONSEQUENCES

Joint replacement and pain management

Extended life expectancy results in an increasing need to replace worn out body parts or to alleviate pain in order to resume normal activities. Long-term demand for new solutions in core markets, such as Spine, and in emerging markets, such as Knee, Trauma and Dental, remains strong.

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

High performance solutions which enable device innovation

Invibio provides solutions for the Medical market that can be used in a minimally disruptive manner, enhancing clinical benefit. Our solutions are also being developed or are in early commercialization for Dental, Trauma and Knee.