Victrex, the polymer solutions specialist, reports core business volumes up over 15% and total sales volumes up 1% for the year to end of September 2017.
The group also reveals revenue was up 15% and pointed to strong performances in automotive, electronics (ex-Consumer), value added resellers and energy sectors.
During the year there was the £10m acquisition of Zyex PEEK fibres business to expand the groups semi-finished products offering.
The company said record cash generation supported strong shareholder returns. The regular dividend was up 15% to 53.80p, with a special dividend of 68p/share
Commenting on the latest figures, Jakob Sigurdsson, Chief Executive of Victrex, said: "This has been a good year for Victrex, with the strength and broad based growth in our core business fully offsetting the expected and significant reduction in consumer electronics volumes.