Arkema Inc. corporate research
Arkema strives to collaborate with university and government laboratories for corporate research that drives innovation.
Corporate research is responsible for long-term developments key to the future growth of Arkema Inc. and strives to identify and develop breakthrough technologies through:
- driving collaborations with universities and government laboratories
- establishing relationships with global experts
- pursuing government funding in support of research activities aligned with strategic priorities
- identifying and developing technology platformsas potential growth engines such as:
- nanostructured materials
- next generations materials for alternative energies
- supramolecular chemistry
- high-performance polymers and composites for lightweighting applications
- membranes for applications such as water filtration/ purification
- managing Arkema’s new product developmentsthat are not yet ready to fit into an existing business:
- Graphistrength® carbon nanotubes used in applications that demand mechanical strength enhancement, electrostatic antistatic dissipation (ESD), catalyst support, and energy storage (batteries and capacitors).
- Nanostrength® block copolymers made up of two or more chemically distinct segments and Apolhya® a high performance polyamide grafted on a polyolefin backbone, which inherently self assemble at the nanometer length-scale.
- Reverlink® supramolecular technology, which enables polymer-type behavior from small or medium-sized molecules linked through thermo-reversible physical bonds and/or polymers with very unique properties such as selfhealing and extreme dampening.
- Polyether ketone ketone (PEKK), a high-temperature, highperformance thermoplastic polymer used in high-tech applications and markets, such as aeronautics and electronics.