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Victrex honored with high performance supplier/partner of the year award by Ensinger Inc.

News International-French

23 Oct 2014

Ensinger Inc. has named Victrex plc winner of its High Performance Supplier/Partner of the Year award for 2013.

Headquartered in Germany, Ensinger GmbH, a global specialist in the processing of high performance engineering polymers, obtains its supply of PEEK (polyetheretherketone) polymer from Victrex. Victrex PEEK polymer is incorporated in its TECAPEEK series of stock shapes designed for use in challenging and extreme environments.

The High Performance Supplier/Partner of the Year award closely analysed four critical criteria: on-time delivery, product quality, customer service, and technical service / sales support. Victrex nearly achieved the maximum possible score of 100.

Victrex PEEK offers reliability even in harsh operating conditions with its exceptional high temperature, corrosion, and abrasion resistance. The lightweight thermoplastic is used as a viable alternative to metal due to its ability to provide strength at lighter weights – a key initiative for commercial aircraft and automotive vehicle manufacturers in search of improving fuel efficiency and lowering operational costs. It is also more than capable of meeting the strict demands of the medical industry and the increasingly complex and challenging operational environments in the oil and gas industry.

"Every application requiring engineering polymers necessitates a different approach from concept to implementation. This award from Ensinger Inc., which we are highly honored to receive, is a gratifying confirmation of the way in which we have consistently worked to be a solutions partner, not just another plastics company," noted Wolfgang Reimer, Global Strategic Accounts Manager at Victrex.

The award was presented by Chris Ranallo, General Manager at Ensinger Inc., to Victrex representative Rich Leibfried, Technical Sales & Marketing Manager, at Ensinger’s annual sales meeting in the presence of its U.S. commercial and business development teams. Victrex took top honors in the high performance materials category, scoring 96.8 out of a possible 100 points.