Arkema will increase fluoropolymer (Kynar® PVDF) capacity at its Calvert City plant in the United States by some 20%. The expansion is fueled by strong demand in the new energies and water management markets as well as in more traditional applications (chemical process industry and high performance cables). In line with the strategy presented at its recent Capital Markets Day, this investment, scheduled to start mid-2018, further supports Arkema’s ambition to accelerate the development of its advanced materials, one of the key pillars of its future growth.
Arkema’s Technical Polymers business has published new Guide Specifications on its field-applied
fluoropolymer coatings for cool roof and façade restoration applications. The two guide documents
are prepared according to the Construction Specifier Institute’s (CSI) SectionFormat® to make selection
and specification of high-performance Kynar Aquatec® PVDF emulsion–based architectural coatings
The new Neophil™ PVDF hollow fiber ultrafiltration membranes have been granted NSF/ANSI 61 certification for drinking water production. This certification will speed up the commercial development of this membrane technology developed jointly by Arkema and Polymem in the global drinking water market growing by 10 % yearly.
Eager to sustain its customers’ strong growth, in particular in automotive, 3D-printing, and in consumer goods markets such as sports and electronics, Arkema announces an investment plan of some 300 million euros over five years in the biosourced polyamide 11 chain. This major investment will enable the Group to increase by 50% its polyamide 11 global production capacities. The project falls in line with Arkema’s strategy to speed up its development in advanced materials, one of the key pillars of its future growth, sustained by a unique portfolio of innovations around the main sustainable development trends.
Arkema has just successfully brought on stream new Kynar® PVDF capacities on its Changshu platform near Shanghai. With this 25% increase in its production capacities in China, Arkema, which runs PVDF production plants on 3 continents (Europe, North America and Asia), has consolidated its world leading position in PVDF.
Arkema’s Rilsan® Polyamide 11 coatings were found to have three times the abrasion resistance of competing coatings solutions based on a custom designed abrasion test conducted by the Fisher Company, an approved coating applicator of Rilsan® Polyamide 11, also known as Rilsan® Fine Powders.
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.
Composites solutions for lightweighting materials represent one of Arkema’s main research vectors. The Group today offers innovative solutions for recyclable high performance composites geared for the automotive and wind power sectors.
Arkema Inc., a leader in advanced chemical technologies for high-performance roof coating systems, will be exhibiting its vast array of product offerings at the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will be presenting such innovative solutions as Kynar Aquatec® PVDF latex, ENCOR® flex polymer binder systems, Coatex rheology modifiers, and Bostik smart adhesives.
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.
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.
Continuing the effort to capitalize on synergies between Arkema’s fluoropolymer and polyamide product lines, the Technical Polymers business is pleased to announce the addition of new Kynar® PVDF powder coatings.
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 Group, the global leading specialty chemicals company, is attending the Chinacoat 2016 tradeshow in Guangzhou, from 30 November to 2 December (Hall 10.2-Stand C25-34). At the trade show, Arkema is introducing a comprehensive range of high performance and durable solutions for paints and coatings, including acrylic monomers, coating resins, high performance additives from Coatex, a broad product range from Sartomer, and Kynar® PVDF for coatings.
Awards were presented in a private ceremony on October 24th at the “Arkema Design Lab” during the K2016 fair. A monetary award was also given to the university program of choice for each of the two winners.
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.
The Technical Polymers business line has just launched a new visual message to demonstrate its combined elements of a rich 50 year legacy in some of the world’s most extreme applications and its dynamic future involving a broad portfolio of new developments: “An extreme world needs extreme materials”.
The Technical Polymers Business Line of Arkema has just launched its new material database. Accessible online on all five of their product websites, the new material database provides technical data on fluoropolymer and specialty polyamide resin grades from Arkema.
Arkema, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, has become a specialty chemicals and advanced materials group. The Group serves its customers by providing innovative solutions to meet some of the major challenges of today’s world: new energies, water treatment, lighter materials, everyday comfort and wellbeing. These various topics will be addressed on the Arkema stand (6C57) at the upcoming K2016.