Victrex continues sales growth

Thermoplastic polymer manufacturer Victrex said yesterday that second-half volumes were seven per cent ahead on the same period last year at 1,527 tonnes, due to a strong pipeline of business in its polymer solutions business. Full-year volumes increased to a record 2,904 tonnes. Victrex said it had started construction of a £90m peek plant in Lancashire, raising its annual capacity by 2,900 tonnes.