VICTREX ESTABLISHES JV FOR POLYKETONE COMPOSITES PRODUCTION IN U.S.

Victrex plc (Thornton Cleveleys, U.K.; www.victrex.com) and Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp. have established a joint venture (JV), TxV Aero Composites, to accelerate the commercial adoption of polyketone (PAEK) composite applications within the aerospace industry, through the manufacture of parts utilizing new and innovative processes. The multi-million dollar investment includes the establishment of a new U.S.-based manufacturing facility. The new company will be a total solutions provider for polyketone composites, from concept development through commercialization. Read more

Professor Colin Bailey, currently Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at The University of Manchester and a leading researcher in structural engineering, will take up the post on 1 September 2017, following the retirement of Professor Simon Gaskell in August 2017. Chairman of Queen Mary Council, Sir Nicholas Montagu, commented: “Colin Bailey is a stellar appointment…

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