Apple Picked This Unknown Belgian Company To Supply Plastic For The IPhone 6

A customer holds an iPhone 6 (R) and iPhone 6 Plus after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees LatifThomson ReutersA customer holds an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan, New York

Belgian chemicals company Solvay SA has won a contract to provide plastic for Apple Inc’s latest smartphone iPhone 6 handsets, Bloomberg said on Monday.

Solvay will supply polyether ether ketone polymer (PEEK) a colorless thermoplastic polymer, for internal parts of the iPhone 6 models, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation.

Neither Solvay nor Apple could immediately be reached for comment.

Apple’s new iPhones, which became available in September, logged a record 4 million pre-orders on the first day.

PEEK, used in various industries like medical, aerospace and automotive, is popular for its strength and rigidity and is known to withstand high temperatures.

(Reporting By Kanika Sikka in Bangalore; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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