For cryogenic applications, where the engineering requirements are too high for standard polymers, Victrex designed two high-performance PEEK polymers, VICTREX CT™100 and CT™200, and Fluorten took part in the testing process.
At the request of Victrex, Fluorten transformed and processed the raw powders of the two polymers by proprietary molding process. The obtained parts underwent physical and mechanical tests which confirmed, on the one hand, the high performance of the two Victrex polymers and, on the other, the effectiveness of the Fluorten production process.
Based on these initial tests, Fluorten manufactured VICTREX CT™ 100 and CT™ 200 sleeves which were supplied directly to Victrex for final cryogenics tests. The tests confirmed the high performance of the materials in extremely harsh environments and consequently validated the Fluorten injection molding process.