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Du Wei selects VICOTE® coatings to enhance the performance of shoe mold

Published on 2009-05-28. Author : SpecialChem

Taipei Taiwan --- Victrex Polymer Solutions, a division of Victrex plc and leading provider of high performance polyketones including VICTREX® PEEK™ polymer, VICOTE® Coating and APTIV™ films, announced that its VICOTE coating has been selected by Du Wei Enterprise Co., Ltd., a professional shoe mold manufacturer, on its 2-color EVA shoe tools. Based on VICTREX PEEK polymer, VICOTE coating has been proven with a lifetime up to 1.5 months (about 5, 000 cycles) and has lifespan up to 30 times long than PTFE.

In the process, shoe mold is subject to extreme high temperature and aggressive environment, placing added demands on materials, including high temperature resistance, high wear and abrasion resistance, easy to clean, easy to remove, easy to recoat, durability and high compressive strength. However, this is exactly what the strength of VICOTE coating lie in. With the continuous use temperature of 260°C, the ability to maintain mechanical properties in high temperature performing environment, and other combination of benefits, VICOTE coating can address the challenges facing shoe mold manufacturer.

"When we were seeking innovative ways to achieve technical breakthrough on the 2-color EVA shoe tools, we turned to VICOTE coating. With its unique combination of properties, especially its high temperature resistance, high compressive strength and durability, VICOTE coating greatly outperforms the traditional mould release agents and other products of its kind, demonstrating its solid leading position in the industry," said James Chui, Vice President of Du Wei, " In addition to technical advantages, the other factor that drive our success is the collaboration with a strong Victrex technical team who are committed to excellence and always get ready to provide practical assistance with can-do attitude."

"VICOTE coating is tough resilient and high wear resistant coating with varying levels of lubricants to provide good release properties. It is the material of choice for shoe mould and many other types of applications to improve performance and reduce system costs," said Gary Li, Senior Market Development Manager of Victrex,"Victrex has pinpointed commitment to technology innovation, with its mission of providing the highest quality products and solutions available and helping our customers sharpen their competitive edge. We believe it's just a start of the cooperation with Du Wei and we are eager to see more cooperative projects in the near future. "

About Du Wei Enterprise Co., Ltd

Du Wei Enterprise Co., Ltd., established in August 1987, is a professional shoe mold manufacturer. It applies an advanced 3D CAD/CAM System to facilitate the process of shoe mold production. This system insures consistent high quality and timely delivery of shoe molds.

For more than 15 years of experience & effective teamwork, our products have established a good reputation in quality and performance. Du Wei's products have been shipped to over 25 countries in the world.

About Victrex

Headquartered in the UK, Victrex plc is an innovative leading manufacturer of high performance materials, including VICTREX® PEEK™ polymer, VICOTE® Coatings and APTIV™ film. These materials are used in a variety of markets and offer an exceptional combination of properties to help processors and end users reach new levels of cost savings, quality, and performance. All Victrex material production comes under Victrex's ISO 9001 quality registration.

VICTREX® is a registered trademark of Victrex Manufacturing Limited in the US, European Community and elsewhere. PEEK™, APTIV™, PEEK-ESD™, T-Series™, PEEK-HT™, ST™ are trademarks of Victrex plc. VICOTE® is a registered trademark of Victrex plc. in the US, European Community and elsewhere.

Source: Victrex

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