Reducing weight and system costs

Lift off with less

Our high-performance PEEK and PAEK-based polymer solutions offer an exceptional combination of benefits to help aerospace OEMs, designers and processors reach new levels of cost savings, quality, and performance. Victrex solutions help lower weight, improve buy-to-fly ratios, and provide design freedom to optimise the design and consolidate parts. 

Pushing the boundaries to improve aircraft performance


Lightweight aircraft tubing

Reliable, lightweight tubing solutions from Victrex are accelerating the adoption of metal-replacement in high-voltage cable conduit lines delivering up to 45% weight savings vs metal.


Hybrid overmoulded brackets

Hybrid overmoulded composite parts for system attachments and bracketry in commercial aircraft can reduce weight, part count, and eliminate secondary processes.


Thermal acoustic insulation

Durable, flame resistant thermal acoustic blanket insulation saves up to 60% compared to PVF film systems.

Press release
Victrex and Safran Cabin to launch flexible composite platform for multiple aircraft bracket projects.
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Case Study
This case study features a metal-to-plastic conversion for the electrical wire bundle clamps used on the Boeing 787. The clamps, designed by Amphenol Pcd, come in a range of sizes and are made from a non-conductive, non-corrosive glass-filled VICTREX PEEK thermoplastic.
Victrex APTIV films for thermal acoustic insulation systems facilitate better thermal management and offer low fire, smoke, and toxicity emissions with up to 60% weight savings versus PVF films which results in reduced CO2 emissions and cost savings.
Design guidelines

Designing hybrid parts with VICTREX AE 250 LMPAEK has the potential to reduce scrap rates, cycle times, part count, and buy-to-fly ratios.

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hybrid overmoulding

Hybrid technology allows engineers to overmould a VICTREX AE™ 250 LMPAEK-based composite with fibre-reinforced injection moulding PEEK polymers. Hybrid solutions can help reduce system costs and optimise buy-to-fly ratios versus metals and thermosets.

VICTREX AE™ 250 LMPAEK composite material solutions combined with advanced manufacturing processes such as hybrid overmoulding or automated fibre placement offer an attractive combination of cost reductions, weight savings, design freedom, strength and production speed in next-generation components.


Victrex can help you design for stability in the most extreme aerospace environments. VICTREX™ PEEK and PAEK polymers have good elevated temperature performance, excellent mechanical properties, and chemical resistance to aviation fluids such as skydrol make, as well as low FST and lower density to common aircraft metals. These inherent properties combined with the design freedom to help consolidate parts for easier installation components for enhanced manufacturing efficiency make a compelling case to replace metal with PEEK and PAEK polymeric solutions.

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