Victrex plc

Whether you are an investor, an analyst, a customer, a prospective employee, or just someone who has an interest in Victrex, we’d like to share more about what we do, our history and our strategy. Please take the time to read the pages of our website covering Our History, Our Business Model and Strategy, and our Investment Case.

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance polymer solutions and the number 1 PEEK experts (PEEK – polyetheretherketone – is a high performance polymer, typically used to replace metal in demanding applications across a range of industries). Every day, millions of people rely on products or applications which contain our sustainable polymers, from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil & gas operations and medical devices. With over 40 years’ experience and with global megatrends such as CO2 reduction and lightweighting supporting our sustainable products, we are moving beyond the polymer into semi-finished and finished products which shape future performance for our customers and our markets, bring environmental and societal benefits, and drive value for our shareholders.

Our History
Jakob Sigurdsson

Jakob Sigurdsson

Chief Executive

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high performance materials, serving a diverse range of markets. Every day, millions of people rely on products or applications which contain our polymers, from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil & gas platforms and medical devices.

Our sustainable high performance polymer solutions are based around PEEK (polyetheretherketone) and PAEK (polyaryletherketones), an ultra-high performance, durable, high strength and lightweight plastic that has a unique combination of properties, helping to improve reliability, reduce weight, energy and CO2, and become a material of choice in an increasing range of products and applications. PEEK is part of the PAEK (Polyaryletherketone family of polymers) and was developed by ICI in the late 1970s, typically as a metal replacement. Today, our products have recyclability potential and are aligned to global megatrends such as CO2 reduction, enabling us to have a strong sustainability proposition.

Shaping Future Performance…

Victrex is headquartered in the UK, with technical and support facilities across our major geographical markets, giving us global reach for our customers.

Global Technical Excellence
Technical centres in the UK, China and Japan plus offices in the US, Germany & Korea


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Strategy & KPIs

…across our major markets

Victrex solutions are found across a range of applications.



aircraft flying VICTREXTM solutions



applications in cars using VICTREXTM PEEK



mobile devices using APTIVTM film




VICTREXTM PEEK seal rings in use today

Manufacturing & Engineering


machines using VICTREXTM solutions



implanted devices

Markets & Products