Arkema launches a new website for its three flagship polymer families – Kynar® fluoropolymers, Pebax® thermoplastic elastomers, and Rilsan® high performance polyamides. The website, focused on “extreme materials”, aims to optimize the user experience with rich content and intuitive navigation.
Initiated at the time of its 10th anniversary and in line with its CSR commitment, Arkema has set up an Education Fund, its purpose being to help finance projects put forward by Arkema employee volunteers involved in promoting education. Under this new scheme, the Group backs its employees’ work, involvement and commitment around the world. For this first session launched in January 2017, nine educational associations have been singled out.
Arkema Inc. will present recommended guidelines for estimating the color fade of PVDF-based topcoats for “bright color” architectural restoration and protective coating applications at the SSPC 2017 Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Nile Polymers Inc., located in Centerville, UT, has recently commercialized a series of cable tie sizes based on Arkema Inc.’s Kynar Flex® PVDF under the trademark Strong-Ty™. These injection molded cable ties are readily available in 4-inch and 8-inch lengths and are manufactured and packaged in a clean room following ISO 13485:2016 procedures. Strong-Ty™ cable tie flexibility can be tailored simply by changing the chosen grade of Kynar Flex® PVDF.
Arkema is investing US$90 million on its Clear Lake Texas site to replace existing acrylic acid production units with modern facilities using the latest available technologies. Thus Arkema will position the Clear Lake site among the most competitive in North America while meeting growing demand in the region.
Arkema completed the acquisition of Den Braven, a leader in high performance sealants for insulation and construction in Europe, on 1st December. With this strong value-creating acquisition, Arkema confirms its long-term ambition for Bostik, and actively pursues the development of its High Performance Materials division.
Arkema Inc. announces that its Forane® 449B (R-449B) refrigerant has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in multiple refrigeration applications under their Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This approval allows Forane® 449B refrigerant to be installed in new and retrofit R-22 and R-404A commercial refrigeration supermarket systems, remote condensing units, low-temperature stand-alone equipment, refrigerated food processing and dispensing equipment, commercial ice machines, and refrigerated transport.
Two new MAH-grafted grades, Orevac® IM300N resin and Orevac® IM800 resin, enable processors to customize and tailor key properties in polyamide compounds, including fluidity in processing, impact resistance, and mechanical strength. These new grades have been designed to complete Arkema’s range of impact modifers. In addition, these PA modifiers are produced in the USA to better serve the North American market.
Arkema announces a 25% Kynar® PVDF capacity increase on its Changshu platform near Shanghai. This project will help meet the strong demand, in particular in new energies and water treatment applications. This investment will support the Group’s ambition in Technical Polymers, and is part of its strategy to speed up the growth of its High Performance Materials division.
Arkema announced today plans to construct a new leading class polyester powder resin manufacturing facility, the first of its kind in India, on its existing resin platform in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The project, which represents an investment of approximately $US 15M and is targeted for completion in 2018, includes a new manufacturing unit and a dedicated new laboratory to provide both application development and technical support. The new facility will support customers in the fast growing powder coating market.
To support its customers’ growth around the world, in particular in the sports, consumer electronics and automotive markets, Arkema continues to expand its specialty polyamides production capacities in China and the United States.
Arkema Inc.’s Fluorochemicals Group congratulates Dr. Robert (Bob) Syvret on being named an American Chemistry Society Fellow in the 2016 Class. The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society. Bob Syvret was one of only 57 members to be recognized for outstanding contributions to the science and profession and service to the ACS community.
Arkema Inc. is pleased to announce a distribution agreement with Materiant Inc. to further improve service levels to customers of Rilsan® fine powders. Through Materiant, customers will efficiently and effectively place orders, receive technical support, and tap into the differentiated products and services.
Arkema is excited to announce the first U.S. EPA approved label for a soil fumigant blend
containing Paladin® soil fumigant. Users of Paladin® PIC-21 no longer need to reference two
labels to determine the appropriate action to comply with both labels. The simplicity of one label
for the blend of Paladin® and chloropicrin will provide clearly stated restrictions on things such
as personal protective equipment, buffer zones, worker exposure issues, and stop work triggers.
Odor-Tech LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of Arkema Inc. and a world leader in gas odorant manufacturing
and supply, has appointed Tri-Pacific Inc., a California-based natural gas industry manufacturer’s
representative, as its exclusive sales representative in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona,
and Nevada, starting July 1, 2016.
In keeping with its commitment to green chemistry, Arkema has partnered with major industrial coatings companies to bring to market innovative bio-based Synolac® resins that meet the challenges of this dynamic and demanding sector.
To promote an environment of continuous innovation, Sartomer Americas, a business unit of Arkema Inc., has opened a new center named the Discovery Hub. The facility, located in the company’s Exton, Pennsylvania office, will enhance collaboration with customers and enable stronger teamwork to address current and future chemical formulation challenges.
On Monday 16 May, Lalou Roucayrol crossed the finish line in New York to come in second in the Multi50 class. Sailing without a daggerboard for the last 6 days, Lalou accomplished an amazing feat to complete this legendary solo transatlantic race.
Kynar Aquatec® PVDF latex is making a strong contribution to achieving the high-reflectivity and aesthetic goals for the bright-white Acrymax® coating used inside the display cabinet to showcase the recently announced winner of the global 2016 Design ‘N Gather mosaic tile design competition. The winning mural, as well as the design gallery of the top ten finalists, will be on display at select locations during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, which is being held in Philadelphia, May 19–21, 2016.
In keeping with the company's tradition of working closely with its customers to develop materials, Arkema is proud to announce collaboration with HP Inc. on its new Multi Jet Fusion™ technology. A key part of HP’s recent announcement is an Open Platform for materials in which suppliers can qualify new materials to run on HP Jet Fusion 3D printers. Arkema plans to utilize HP's Open Platform to drive innovation and help final customers create more 3D printed production parts. Arkema’s customers span a variety of markets, including consumer goods, automotive, aerospace, sports, and healthcare, among others. All of these customers could potentially benefit from the availability of more 3D printable materials.
Odor-Tech LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of Arkema Inc. and a world leader in gas odorant supply, has appointed K2Controls, Inc., a Texas-based natural gas industry manufacturer’s representative, as its exclusive sales representative in Texas, effective April 1, 2016.
The Coating Resins business line of Arkema announced today that the company has increased throughput at its powder coating resins manufacturing facility in North Kansas City, MO by approximately 35 percent. The facility supplies customers in the Americas with REAFREE® polyester powder coating resins.
Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, announced today the introduction of Celocor® AF opaque polymer, an ammonia-free product for use in formulating low-odor interior and exterior architectural coatings with excellent hiding properties.
At the American Coatings Show 2016, Booth # 1031, Arkema will showcase the company’s coatings market offering, including new technologies, research initiatives and ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Odor-Tech LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of Arkema Inc. and a world leader in gas odorant supply, has appointed Mulcare Pipeline Solutions, Inc., a New Jersey-based natural gas industry manufacturer’s representative and distributor, as its sales representative to handle sales in the Northeastern U.S. region.
Building on its excellent results and steady progress over the last 10 years in terms of workplace safety and environmental footprint reduction, Arkema has now joined the best in class, and has decided to strengthen its long-term targets on these issues. Accordingly, the Group has set itself a new ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility framework by 2025, underpinned by the firm commitment of its employees, its technological know-how, and a targeted investment policy.
Arkema, a leader in advanced chemical technologies for high-performance protective coatings, has announced that its groundbreaking Kynar Aquatec® CRX latex surpassed the stringent requirements of the AAMA 2605 performance standard, which included G85 corrosion testing for architectural metal applications and ISO 20340:2009 testing requirements for marine structures.
Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, announced today the addition of two new distributors for the company’s line of performance enhancing additives used in PVC compounds and engineering plastics. Palmer Holland Inc. and OMYA will be joining G.E. Chaplin Inc. as authorized distributors of these Arkema products worldwide.
Continuing its long history as a leader in Additive Manufacturing technology, Arkema will be exhibiting and presenting at the Additive Manufacturers User Group (AMUG) Conference in St. Louis, MO, in April 2016. The presentation, entitled “High Performance Materials for Additive Manufacturing,” will focus on Arkema’s innovative material technologies for additive manufacturing applications, including Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride, Plexiglas® acrylics, Rilsan® and Orgasol® polyamides, Kepstan® polyetherketoneketones, and Sartomer radiation curable resins.
This production line will be the first in the world to produce membranes with the brand new Kynar® nanostructured PVDF developed by Arkema. The line is designed to manufacture durable hydrophilic membranes in the form of micro-porous fibers and then assemble them into ultrafiltration modules. The plant should be operational by the end of 2016.