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.
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.
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.
To support its customers’ growth around the world, in particular in the sports, consumer electronics and automotive markets, Arkema continues to expand its specialty polyamides production capacities in China and the United States.
Arkema Inc. is pleased to announce a distribution agreement with Materiant Inc. to further improve service levels to customers of Rilsan® fine powders. Through Materiant, customers will efficiently and effectively place orders, receive technical support, and tap into the differentiated products and services.
Arkema has won the Pierre Potier 2016 prize for its latest Kynar® fluoropolymer grade with durable hydrophilic properties. This innovative material makes it possible to produce latest generation hollow fibers, more efficient and less energy intensive, specifically intended for the manufacture of ultrafiltration modules for water purification.
Kynar Aquatec® PVDF latex is making a strong contribution to achieving the high-reflectivity and aesthetic goals for the bright-white Acrymax® coating used inside the display cabinet to showcase the recently announced winner of the global 2016 Design ‘N Gather mosaic tile design competition. The winning mural, as well as the design gallery of the top ten finalists, will be on display at select locations during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, which is being held in Philadelphia, May 19–21, 2016.