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.
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.
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.
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.