Victrex found its PAEK polymer solutions specified in Bombardier’s Learjet and Global aircraft, as well as for the first time in a primary structural component on the Airbus A350 and launched new composites for the aerospace industry. Victrex believes the future for thermoplastics in the aerospace industry will continue to be bright, which means the company will continue to be busy.
Victrex sees a great fit within brackets, clips, clamps, connectors, fasteners and other system attachments in primary and secondary structures as well as in fuel management because of the ability to reduce weight, consolidate several components into one part, design costs out, and improve production or installation speed in some cases. The company believes there will be a continued need for lightweight thermoplastic films and tubing for various aircraft systems beyond thermal acoustic insulation and drainage lines.
As published in JEC Composites Magazine, July, issue #106