50% reduction in NVH vs. metal
VICTREX HPG gears offer cost-effective, durable powertrain NVH with a 360° approach from gear design to mass production.
4x better PV values
In friction environments VICTREX PEEK has shown 4x better PV values than typically gained with standard polymer specimens, enabling reduced energy loss.
Powertrain - a PEEK into smart solutions
Andy Walton, Automotive Director Victrex, shares his view of the future for high-performance plastics in cars with 'Automotive Industries'.
In shift fork applications, VICTREX PEEK offers an excellent combination of dynamic fatigue strength and wear resistance enabling functional integration by reducing complexity and supporting total system cost-effectiveness and help achieve CO₂ targets with an up to 70% weight reduction potential vs. metal.
Selecting the right material is a key criteria to cost-effectively ensure reliable operation in high-load, high-temperature spaces, improve efficiency and enable smooth assembly.
Tribological performance is essential to efficiency and reliability in bearings, particularly in mixed lubrications conditions. In thrust washers, bushings and bearing cages VICTREX PEEK can provide excellent wear performance across a range of velocity and pressure scenarios, improved NVH in plain bearings, and potential for component downsizing.
The automotive powertrain is quickly becoming electrified. In the new automotive world where efficient powertrains, increased range, faster charging, and superior customer experiences in a cost-effective way are required automotive designers are looking to VICTREX™ PEEK to demonstrate superior benefits to traditional solutions.
Environmental legislations are driving the need for light weight, yet mechanically strong and chemically resistant solutions with enhanced performance over lifetime to support vehicle safety and driving comfort. VICTREX PEEK based solutions have a proven track record in supporting industry leaders in the most demanding applications.
From the invention of PEEK over 40 years ago, Victrex has continually pioneered new PAEK-based polymers, materials and solutions that have transformed markets, delivering global impact in the toughest environments.
We bring transformational & sustainable solutions that address world material challenges every day.