Victrex sales up on high demand for its plastics

HIGH-TECH plastics firm Victrex said yesterday its first-half sales volume rose 22 per cent on higher demand for its polymer products.

Victrex, whose key polymer products are used in aircraft components, car parts and surgical instruments, said its sales volume rose to about 1,434 tonnes for the six months ended 31 March from last year’s 1,171 tonnes.

Sales to medical device manufacturers, surgeons and clinicians rose about 10 per cent to £24.3m.