Arkema covers a wide spectrum of resins and additives, with highly diverse chemistries and technologies, to the coating industry. This particular feature and this strength mean that it can adapt to its customers’ specific requirements in a large number of application markets around the globe, while meeting the growing demands of an ever more sustainable chemical activity.
Arkema recently doubled the capacity of their Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) product line in France and confirms its future investment at its Mobile site (Alabama, United States) in a world-scale PEKK plant expected to come on stream in the second half of 2018.
Arkema is proudly shining the spotlight on a project that is both innovative and unprecedented: the construction of a wind turbine blade from the Elium® thermoplastic resin. This United States first was made possible thanks to the combined expertise of major players in the chemicals and composites sectors. A collaboration orchestrated by the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) and documented on video.
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.
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.
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.