Victrex joining the TPRC as a tier-1 member demonstrates the company´s dedication to driving the adoption of new technologies that will open additional opportunities for the aerospace industry.
Thornton Cleveleys, UK (PRWEB)
August 31, 2017
The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC), Enschede/The Netherlands, has a new tier-1 member: Victrex, an innovative world leader in high-performance polymer solutions, who recently introduced the new VICTREX AE™250 composite family based on polyaryletherketone* (PAEK) polymer. Planned joint activities will concentrate on the acceleration and proliferation of new technologies with the aim of addressing industry needs regarding costs, speed of manufacturing and assembly of aircraft components.
TPRC has an extensive thermoplastic (TP) processing knowledge, Victrex has in-depth expertise in PAEK materials and applications in combination with a new hybrid molding technology. As a tier-1 member, Victrex will work alongside other tier-1 and 2 members, such as Boeing, Daher, Dedienne Aerospace, TenCate and Vaupell | SB aero.
Pushing boundaries in the thermoplastic world
With the design and manufacture of an advanced demonstration part, the TPRC earlier this year presented the results of a collaborative project of its members and further renowned companies** on the overmolding of thermoplastic composites. The part features a typical grid stiffened panel that can be found in large numbers in aerostructure applications, made of VICTREX™ PAEK material solutions and currently among the finalists for the prestigious CAMX Combined Strength Award 2017. The winners will be announced during the CAMX, the…