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Publication Date:09/1/2007
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Victrex Intros New Hi-Temp Compound
Hi-temp moldable compounds.
West Conshohocken, PA — Victrex has introduced a new VICTREX T-Series compound called TF-60C, a proprietary blend of VICTREX®PEEK polymer, Celazole polybenzimidazole (PBI) and carbon fiber reinforcement. Providing one of the best overall property profiles of any high performance material, the new carbon fiber product delivers high strength, high modulus, low creep and is especially suited for the most demanding applications in the semiconductor/electronics industries including soldering tools, cassettes, wafer transportation and chamber parts in spin coating, etching and PVD.

According to the company, these materials offer excellent mechanical performance at high temperatures up to 300°C (572°F), they are an excellent replacement option for metals and non-melt processable high-temperature plastics such as polyimides. Further, the T-Series products require no secondary processing, and they can be recycled, improving molding yields.

Key features of the TF-60C compound include excellent high temperature resistance, compressive strength, and excellent tensile and flexural performance. When compared to other high temperature plastics, T-Series products reportedly offer a number of advantages; they boost the thermal range, especially under load, up to 260°C/288°C (500°F/550°F). In addition, they offer higher strength, excellent tribology, very low creep, low coefficient of friction and are melt processable. Other features include excellent tribology and resistance to a range of extreme environments that degrade most plastics.

For more information, contact: Victrex USA, Inc., 300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 120, West Conshohocken, PA 19428 800-842-8739 or 484-342-6001 fax: 484-342-6002 E-mail: Web:\par

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