In May, Victrex PLC in the U.K. (U.S. offi ce in West Conshohocken, Pa.), maker of Victrex PEEK high-performance thermoplastic, started up the world's fi rst dedicated, high-volume production line for PEEK fi lm. The cast film line uses a 60-mm extruder from Davis-Standard LLC, Pawcatuck, Conn., and a special high-heat die from Extrusion Dies Industries LLC, Chippewa Falls, Wis. Victrex is also producing the world's widest PEEK fi lm-up to 1.5 meters vs 600 mm maximum before-in gauges from 6 to 750 microns. Aptiv film is intended to help fi ll 15% annual growth in demand for high-performance fi lms in adhesive tapes, wire/cable wrap, and electronics, where new environmental regulations require the use of higher temperature lead-free solders. Tel: 800-VICTREX . www.aptivfilms.com
Victrex USA Inc.
300 Conshohocken State Rd West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone (484) 342-6001 Fax (484) 342-6002