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Victrex Selects Tech Line Coatings as Formulator for New Dispersion Coatings

Published on 2005-02-17. Author : SpecialChem

Greenville, SC -- Victrex USA Inc. announces Tech Line Coatings, Inc. as a formulator for a new line of coatings basedon VICTREX® PEEK(TM) polymer. These new, liquid dispersions available fromTech Line under the trademark TECHTREX(TM), are widely regarded as having the best combination of properties for harsh environments. When compared to other commercial products, the new TECHTREX coatings provide superior abrasion, thermal, and chemical resistance.

TECHTREX coatings are specified for applications requiring FDA compliance, improved release characteristics, lower coefficient of friction, and enhanced abrasion resistance. They can be applied in 0.5 mil to 6 mil thicknesses. According to Andrew Ragan, Coatings Program Leader for Victrex, "The TECHTREX formulations have demonstrated superior hardness, abrasion resistance and adhesion with one application as compared with PFA, PVDF, and ECTFE multilayer based coatings."

The new coatings are processed at similar conditions to PTFE and PFA. They use standard processing equipment and require oven temperatures of between 371 - 399°C (700 - 750°F) to melt and flow out the coatings. VICTREX PEEK is typically injection molded or extruded into stock shapes, films, and fibers for components requiring a combination of abrasion, thermal, chemical resistance while also providing superior mechanical, electrical, and tribological performance.

Tech Line is an approved formulator for the new coatings in North America. The company is a leader in thin film technology and specializes in the automotive high performance aftermarket.

VICTREX USA Inc., a division of Victrex plc., is the sole manufacturer and supplier of PEEK(TM) polymer worldwide.

Source: VICTREX USA Inc.

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