Dec. 7, 2005

Greenville, SC ‹ (November 28, 2005) Victrex USA introduces VICTREX®

PEEK adhesive tape, a super-tough material providing the best combination of friction and wear properties combined with high temperature resistance,chemical resistance and excellent electrical insulation. It is ideal for use in a broad range of applications including gaskets, aerospace components, high performance labels, solder masking, oil field equipment, semiconductor processing equipment and more.

According to John Getz, Victrex Global Commercial Leader‹Film, "VICTREX PEEK tape provides engineers and designers with an excellent alternative to both PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and PI (polyimide) tape. When compared to PTFE tape, VICTREX PEEK tape exhibits much higher tensile strength, is a tougher, stronger material with better wear performance in aggressiveconditions, and has a lower density. When compared to PI tape, VICTREX PEEK tape has lower moisture absorption, better performance in strong alkaline environments, and higher tear strength."

VICTREX PEEK tape can withstand continuous operating temperatures of up to 220°C (428°F) and even higher temperatures for short durations. It resists wear over a wide range of pressure, velocity, temperature and counterfacial roughness. Hydrolytically stable, VICTREX PEEK tape maintains its electrical properties over a wide frequency and temperature range, and can withstand over 109 rads of radiation exposure without embrittlement. In addition, it has excellent chemical resistance to solvents, acids, bases, fuels, and hydrocarbons even at elevated temperatures.

Available in slit rolls, sheets and die-cut pieces in thicknesses of .002" and above, VICTREX PEEK tape is coated on one or both sides with a variety of adhesive systems including silicone or acrylic. Adds Getz, "VICTREX PEEK tape is able to meet a variety of aerospace, automotive, food/water, medical/pharmaceutical, and military/nuclear approvals and standards.