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Victrex Announces New Beijing Office to Serve Customers in Northern China

Published on 2007-03-16. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI -- Victrex plc, the leading manufacturer of high performance materials, including VICTREX® PEEK™ polymer and VICOTE™ Coatings, is expanding its services in China with the opening an office in Beijing to better serve its customers in Northern China.

The new office, located in the Central International Trade Center, in the Chao Yang district of Beijing, will act as a customer service and market development center for Northern China. This increased investment in the region highlights Victrex focus and dedication to the development and innovation of VICTREX PEEK polymers, and is further evidence of the company's proactive strategy to engage with customers and end-users to develop new applications for high performance polymers.

Globally, Victrex's products are used across a broad range of applications in diverse markets including transport, industrial, electronics, food processing and medical. End users specify VICTREX PEEK and VICOTE Coatings to reduce system costs, improve part performance, exploit greater design freedom, and create differentiated applications.

"With such a broad range of industry sectors to serve, it is vital that Victrex continues to invest and innovate, to ensure we can meet or even anticipate the needs of our customers," said Richard Okupniak, Senior Managing Director of Victrex in Asia Pacific. "the opening of our Beijing office, following less than 10 months after the establishment of our Asia Innovation and Technology Center (AITC) in Shanghai, is a clear example of our determination to deliver on our promises, and help our customer create new opportunities for China's engineers in Electronics, Semiconductor, transport, and textile equipment applications, in particular."

The AITC will continue to provide technology and product development support to customers across the country and the rest of Asia. Further, the AITC will remain the location for training and seminars to help designers in the region to optimize the advantages of VICTREX PEEK and VICOTE materials in their specific applications. In fact, the AITC recently hosted a joint technical seminar with the Shanghai Association of Die & Mould and the Shanghai Plastic Engineering Society. More than 28 delegates from local tool-makers, plastic molding companies, automotive component suppliers, Universities, as well as key association officials attended the event at the state-of-the-art, 2,000 sq m facility, located in the Xinzhuang Industry Park.

About Victrex

Victrex plc is the leading manufacturer of high performance materials, including VICTREX® PEEK™ polymer and VICOTE™ Coatings. Victrex materials are some the highest quality materials in the world that offer an exceptional combination of properties to help processors and end users reach new levels of cost savings, performance, and differentiation.

Victrex's materials are used in applications in a variety of markets such as the industrial, aerospace, automotive, electronics, food processing, and medical segments. Invibio®, Victrex's biomaterials business, provides access to specialized products and services for medical device manufacturers.

The company is headquartered in the UK and has a joint venture with Mitsui Chemicals, Victrex-MC, Inc., in Japan. Victrex recently opened a new commercial and technical support facility, the Victrex Asia Innovation and Technology Center, in Shanghai to provide more prompt and hands-on service for regional customers. Victrex`s team of dedicated market development, sales, and technical professionals can be found working hand-in-hand with customers around the world assisting them with new application development and prototyping, product performance data and processing.

Source: Victrex USA Inc.

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