Victrex has installed a new high-temperature vacuum laminating press system at its manufacturing facility in Lancashire, United Kingdom. With this addition, Victrex now has the capability of bonding its APTIVTMfilm, produced from VICTREX®PEEKTMpolymer, to a range of other substrates without the use of adhesives.
“The press enables us to
take advantage of APTIV film’s unique thermoplastic nature which allows it to
be heat-laminated to other substrates,” explained John Getz, Global Commercial
Leader of APTIV Film. “In effect, we are melting the APTIV film in a very
controlled manner to allow it to intimately bond to other substrates including
metals, fabrics, itself and other polymer films.”
new capability will allow customers to develop applications combining the
inherent properties of APTIV film with other materials such as metal foils or
non-woven fabrics and meshes to produce laminate materials with exceptional
combinations of properties.
For more information, visitwww.aptivfilms.com.