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Arkema, a world leader in molecular sieves manufacturing, has appointed Megafarma, the Mexican affiliate of Azelis Americas, LLC as its exclusive distributor to handle sales of molecular sieves in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets in Mexico, effective October 1, 2020. Megafarma will also represent Arkema molecular sieves in the pharmaceutical and food packaging industries.
Arkema announces the start-up of a new world-scale industrial adhesives plant in Japan. Those new capacities will enable Bostik to serve its Japanese customers in the continuously growing markets of diapers, hygiene, packaging, labelling, transportation and electronics. This investment is in line with Bostik’s growth and geographical expansion strategy.
Arkema, a leader in high-performance materials for composites and photocurable liquid resins for additive manufacturing, is strengthening its partnership with Continuous Composites, creator of Continuous Fiber 3D Printing technology (CF3D®). Arkema has invested in the American start-up to rapidly advance the development of 3D composite manufacturing, a groundbreaking innovation for strong, lightweight structures.
Arkema recently introduced a new product, PLASTISTRENGTH® 562 NA process aid, designed to help PVC converters achieve an optimized balance between processing performance and formulation cost. This new product offers consistent PVC fusion and filler incorporation, improved melt strength and reliable processing in both rigid and semi-rigid extruded or calendered PVC products.
Arkema announces the proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company specialized in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders. This acquisition will enable Bostik to strengthen its global offering of hotmelt adhesive solutions for niche industrial applications in the construction, technical coating, battery, automotive, and textile printing markets. This project is part of Bostik's targeted growth strategy in high value-added technologies, and is perfectly in line with the Group's roadmap to become a pure Specialty Materials player by 2024 centered around Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions.
Created in an English laboratory during an attempt to originally develop a new sealant, Blu Tack® reusable adhesive has become a mainstay of Bostik’s stationery and craft ranges with over 250 million packs sold worldwide since its launch in 1970.
The EFCTC hosted a webinar on illegal HFC trade, where Oxera Consulting LLP and EFCTC revealed new data showing that the illegal trade could represent up to 34 million tonnes CO2 equivalent (eqT) – or 33% of the legally allowed quota. The recording of the webinar is available online. See link below.
Since a few months, pandemic situation induced a dramatic decrease of phenol demand which reduced the availability of acetone and increased its worldwide price, but also an increase of production and logistics cost.
Sartomer, a pioneer in advanced photocurable resin solutions, and Paxis, a 3D printing innovator, are co- developing custom materials for Paxis’ WAV™ (Wave Applied Voxel) additive manufacturing process technology.
Arkema announces an innovative and long-term partnership with Nutrien Ltd, the largest integrated agricultural company in the world, for the supply of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride to Arkema’s Calvert City (KY) site. This project has many advantages as it secures a competitive access to anhydrous hydrogen fluoride, the main raw material for fluorine chemistry, it supports the growth of fluoropolymers in the attractive segments of water treatment, electronics and batteries, and it offers greater environmental protection than more traditional production processes.
ARKEMA is engaged in the fight against illegal imports of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbon gases) into the EU. As a member of the European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC), we have just launched a microsite to help raise awareness of the issue and provide actionable solutions. Visit www.stopillegalcooling.eu to learn more! The site provides information to the value chain and other interested parties about how to take action against to stop illegal trade. The intended audience for the microsite is the entire value chain – from manufacturers, traders and distributors to end users and public authorities of the enforcement and regulation side. The microsite is available in 5 languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish).
At the online JEC innovation awards ceremony, which took place today, Arkema was twice awarded with its partners for two major innovations in thermoplastic composites for aeronautics and railway applications.
Arkema Inc. Oxygénés and Derivatives announces that Brenntag Specialties, LLC is now a distributor for Arkema epoxidized soy bean oil and other specialty epoxides sold under the trade names Vikoflex® and Vikolox®, in the Coating, Adhesive, Sealant and Elastomer (CASE) markets in the U.S.
As members of business and industry worldwide join forces to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Sartomer is actively supporting its partners in the food/beverage and medical sectors that are critical to addressing current global challenges. Supply chain reliability is essential, and Sartomer is dedicated to working solutions to enable the availability of products, operating its four plants around the world, while prioritizing the health and safety of our team members and partners at all times.
Arkema recently introduced a new product, ENCOR® DC 3478 vinyl acrylic, for soil stabilization and dust control
applications where durability, binding and film formation are needed. This resin offers a chemical binding process
aid for use in spray-applied products and is ideal for both topical and full-depth formulations.
Arkema, a world leader in molecular sieves manufacturing, has appointed Azelis Americas CASE, LLC as its exclusive distributor to handle sales of molecular sieves in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets in certain states of the United States.
The founding members of the ‘Pragati’ project for sustainable castor crop – Arkema, BASF, Jayant Agro-Organics along with implementation partner Solidaridad – recently met to celebrate the successful results of phase 1 of the project and formally committed to phase 2, which will extend the program until July 31, 2022.
From March 3 to 5 (Paris—Villepinte) at JEC World 2020, the Arkema group will showcase its offer of advanced materials and new solutions for increasingly effective composites. These innovations were developed through strategic partnerships to meet changing 3D production technologies and keep up with increasing demand for advanced composites in the construction, transportation, wind and sport sectors.
Coatex, a world leader specialized in rheology, is strengthening its presence in the fast growing water-based polyurethane thickeners market with the recent investment in a new HEUR production line in the USA. This investment contributes to Coatex’s ongoing commitment to bring new solutions and capabilities in support of customers in the coatings and adhesives markets. The construction of this new production line in the USA coincides with the launch of new HEUR products and will ensure Coatex’s ability to meet growing demand for HEUR rheology modifiers.
Arkema will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Forane® brand at this year’s AHR Expo in Orlando in February. Arkema Inc. has been manufacturing in the U.S. for over 70 years, bringing high quality products to the HVACR market.
Arkema will be exhibiting at the ISPO trade fair in Munich from January 26 to 29, 2020, a must-attend annual event for all professionals in the sports market. The team will present its range of high-performance Pebax® elastomer products. Perfectly aligned with the motto of this year’s ISPO—“Be responsible. Be active. Be creative.”—Arkema is developing innovative and sustainable solutions for the sports market.
On 19 and 20 January 2020 the Palais de l’Élysée celebrates “Fabriqué en France” as part of an exhibition showcasing 120 products or articles emblematic of French know-how, creativity and genius. Among these items is our Rilsan® powder, selected from 1750 candidate products! The exhibition is an opportunity to discover – or rediscover – a 100% biosourced material at the cutting edge of performance, used inter alia to produce 3D-printed parts. This Rilsan® material is far from new, however: a multi-talented product that now features in dozens of everyday applications, it is indeed the result of know-how spanning over 70 years.
Arkema today announced that, effective March 1, 2020, Brenntag Canada will be the primary distributor in Canada for all Arkema waterborne resins sold under the ENCOR®, CELOCOR®, SNAP® and NEOCAR® trade names. These resins are used to formulate products across multiple industries, including architectural and industrial coatings, adhesives, caulks and sealants, construction products, traffic markings and others.
Arkema is associating with new partners and expanding the use of its high-performance solutions to the 3D manufacturing of composite materials, a major development in lightweight materials. This new technology, which combines the power of 3D printing and composite materials where Arkema has a leading position, will offer new perspectives and new applications in the aeronautics, automotive, energy and construction sectors to meet the growing demand for lightweight materials.
Arkema, a leader in advanced polymers and liquid resins for 3D printing, is taking steps forward to help customers accelerate additive manufacturing of high-tech parts. The Group has expanded its list of industrial partnerships and collaborative research programs all along the supply chain.
This summer, Arkema successfully brought on stream a new 90,000-ton acrylic acid reactor at its Clear Lake, Texas site to support the growth of its North American customers in the superabsorbents, paints, adhesives and water treatment markets.
With a leading portfolio of highly durable fluoropolymers, specialty polyamides, and ultra-performance PEKK resins, Arkema showcases its latest advances in durable polymers and long service-life solutions. Meet us at booth 6C57.
For their outstanding achievements in legacy and innovation, Arkema’s Technical Polymers business presented four customers with awards during a celebration at K Fair. Additionally, Arkema pledged to make financial contributions to the university program of their choice for each of the award recipients.
In partnership with Agiplast, a pioneer in the manufacturing and regeneration of engineering plastic compounds, Arkema’s Technical Polymers business announces a new program to recycle high performance polyamides and PVDF fluoropolymers.
Arkema announces the proposed divestment of its Functional Polyolefins business to SK Global Chemical, a major chemicals player in South Korea and a subsidiary of SK, the large South-Korean corporation. With this project, Arkema continues its shift towards specialty chemicals and advanced materials.
Coatex, a major player within the rheology additives market for beauty and personal care, comes up with new proposals for eco-conscious formulations.
Coatex welcomes you in New York City at the upcoming In-Cosmetics North America, October 23-24 with Integrity Ingredients booth # C68.
Arkema Inc. will showcase the Company’s wide range of products and technologies for paint and coating
formulators at the 2019 Western Coatings Show and Symposium (WCS), to be held October 20-23 at the Paris Las
Vegas Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Tabletop # 508).
Arkema Inc. continues to innovate, develop and improve its Luperox® AIR® technology used for rubber crosslinking with the introduction of Luperox® AIR® XL80 and Luperox® AIR® XL2 organic peroxides. This latest technology has been developed based on positive customer interaction, market feedback and extensive lab and plant evaluations. It will be featured at the upcoming IEC Rubber Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 8-10, 2019.