On November 15 Arkema inaugurated, in the presence of Thierry Le Hénaff, the Group’s Chairman and CEO, and Hervé Morin, President of the Normandy Region, a new Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing within its Cerdato Research & Development Center in Serquigny, Normandy (France). Arkema and the Normandy Region intend this new center of excellence dedicated to additive manufacturing based on high-performance polymers, to be of benefit to companies and training organizations in the region, as part of a collaborative initiative striving for swift adoption of these new production methods.
Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema, has earned special recognition at its Chatham, Va. plant. The site has received “Star” status – the highest safety and health ranking possible – under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Both of Sartomer’s manufacturing sites in the U.S. are now OSHA VPP “Star” sites.
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.
Initiated in September 2018, the construction of the new Multi50 Arkema 4 is progressing on schedule, and the first components are taking shape in the new infrastructures of the Lalou Multi shipyard in Verdon-sur-Mer (33). Designed by Romaric Neyhousser in close cooperation with Lalou Roucayrol and the future skipper Quentin Vlamynck, this latest generation trimaran will have different architectural lines from its predecessor. It will be more versatile, and also benefit from ergonomics adapted to its skipper and focused on performance. Another major asset: just like the Mini 6.50 Arkema 3, it will incorporate innovative solutions drawn from collaboration between the Research & Development and Business hubs of the Arkema Group and Lalou Multi. This prototype is due to be launched in spring 2020.
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.