Arkema is a leading material supplier to the automotive market. The High Performance Polymers group is constantly advancing in extrusion and injection molding thermoplastic materials for thermal management in under-the-hood and cooling system applications. Our solutions feature an outstanding balance between performance, cost and secure supply, always anticipating the new trends and constraints of the automotive market.
As a leading supplier of high-performance polymers to the wire and cable industry, Arkema’s Technical Polymers are commonly used for applications where extreme protection and reliability are required. A wide range of materials are available including Kynar® PVDF, Rilsan® polyamides, Pebax® elastomers, Orgalloy® alloys, Kestan® PEKK copolymer and Apolhya® modified polyolefins. Key characteristics of these outstanding polymers include high temperature resistance, low flame and smoke properties, chemical resistance, low temperature flexibility, low shrinkback and ease of processing. Arkema’s long chain polyamides and alloys are excellent for power cables and include Rilsan® HT polymers for high temperature applications and Rilsan® Clear polymers for applications that demand optical clarity. The world is becoming more extreme, and an extreme world needs extreme materials.
Today’s supply chain is shifting from “just in time” to “here and now”. Design engineers are no longer satisfied with standard products and are now demanding more personalized solutions – “faster”, “stronger”, “more sustainable”, “more renewable”, “smarter”. They demand materials that can be processed easily and then demonstrate outstanding performance. Arkema has solutions in liquid resins for UV curing, thermoplastic powders for powder bed fusion, and thermoplastic pellets for filament extrusion.
Taipei Building Show is the largest building show in Taiwan with a total of more than 2,000 booths. The Technical Polymers team will promote Kynar 500® PVDF and Kynar Aquatec® products. Kynar 500® PVDF has been protecting some of the world's most iconic buildings for over 50 years due to its industry-leading weatherability. Water-borne coatings based upon Kynar Aquatec® emulsions allow the formulation of low VOC coatings and help reduce air conditioning costs with cool roofing solutions.