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VICTREX PEEK high-performance polymers are capable of being processed on conventional thermoplastic equipment

Process with ease with VICTREX PEEK polymers

VICTREX PEEK polymer is capable of being processed on conventional thermoplastic equipment. Unfilled and filled grades may be supplied in the form of granules, powder or ultra-fine powder. granules are generally recommended for injection moulding, extrusion, monofilament and wire coating operations. Powder is used for compression moulding whilst fine powders are generally used for coating processes, composite pre-preg manufacture and compression moulding.

Most standard reciprocating screw injection moulding machines are capable of moulding unfilled and filled VICTREX PEEK grades. Complex and intricate high-performance components can be mass-produced without annealing or conventional machining. Victrex technical experts can assist with design and process variables such as machine design, barrel capacity, screw and mold design, and gating.
VICTREX PEEK thermoplastics can be used in extrusion processes and equipment including wire coating, profile extrusion, film, pipe, sheet and monofilament production. Unfilled and filled grades are readily extruded using conventional melt processing technology. Our highly experienced technical team can help define the machine design, extruder size and control and die design.
Compression moulded parts are generally more crystalline, have a higher modulus and tensile strength and are harder with a lower ductility. Glass and carbon fibres may be combined with VICTREX PEEK for compression moulding. Our technical team recommends that our customers anneal parts with very thick sections to relieve stresses.
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INJECTION MOULDING PEEK

Check out the five factors to consider when molding PEEK polymer to avoid the need for troubleshooting while helping to reach the full potential of your home appliance design.

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Most standard reciprocating screw injection moulding machines are capable of moulding unfilled and filled VICTREX PEEK grades. 

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PEEK polymers are readily extruded using conventional processing technology with specific requirements 

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The compression molding process is very useful with small volume manufacture or large components.
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Learn more about the properties that VICTREX PEEK solutions can offer

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