A manufacturer of high performance polyaryletherketones such as VICTREX PEEK polymer, VICTREX Pipes, VICOTE Coatings and APTIV Films, Victrex Polymer Solutions has confirmed its security of supply as commercial aircraft manufactures plan to ramp up production levels.
The security of supply statement highlights the company’s ability to deliver VICTREX PEEK polymers when there is increased demand from customers.
The company has a proven record of investing in production capacity before the demand arise and also in establishing a stable supply status for its worldwide customers in a wide range of industries, including electronics, alternative energy, oil and gas, industrial, automotive, and aerospace.
Amphenol PCD, a manufacturer of interconnect products for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, produces high performance hydraulic tubing clamps, cables and wires using VICTREX PEEK polymer. The polymer has been selected for its high strength and the ability to decrease the overall weight of the products.
Aircraft manufacturers are using injection molded thermoplastics, pipes, films and composites in their next generation designs to enhance the fuel efficiency. To meet FAA safety requirements, the selected materials need to be certified to military standards, aircraft OEM specifications and tier supplier specifications. Since FAA certifications have to be verified on each lot, Victrex maintains considerable stock of required VICTREX PEEK polymer grades based on predicted demand. The company delivers materials with a maximum lead time varying between 5 to 7 days and in most situations it can deliver within 3 days.