Arkema Inc.

Trademarked Luperox organic peroxides: benzoyl peroxide powders and pastes, methyl ethyl ketone peroxides, and peroxy esters for curing traditional and advanced resins. Trademarked Elium resins: new system offering thermoplastic performance in traditional thermoset molding techniques, like RTM or infusion.

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CAMX 2017 preview: Arkema
Arkema Inc. (King of Prussia, NY, US) is featuring its liquid thermoplastic resins, under the brand Elium, which make it possible to produce continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic parts.

Quilted Stratum Process production line at Cetim

Automated Preforming — Quilted Stratum Process (QSP)
CW’s tour of CETIM (Nantes, France) and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.

In praise of technical service reps
Tech service representatives: without them, molding trials fail and manufacturing issues go unresolved.

IACMI unveils nine-meter wind turbine blade
A large team of 11 industrial partners provided materials and on-site fabrication support for blade component manufacturing and assembly.

IACMI launches new thermoplastic composite project for wind turbine blades
IACMI will investigate new developments in thermoplastic materials with industry partners to lower production costs, improve recyclability of wind turbine blades and expand applicability to components demonstrated at large scale.

Arkema joins thermoplastic resins recycling project
The French REVERPLAST program aims to recycle Arkema's Altuglas PMMA material into thermoplastic composites parts for wind, marine and automotive applications.

EPTA’s World Pultrusion Conference spotlights innovation
The European Pultrusion Technology Assn. (EPTA) held its bi-annual World Pultrusion Conference, March 3-4, in Prague, Czech Republic.

JEC World 2016: Fully recyclable sailboat hull demonstrator
Arkema (Colombes, France), in addition to news of its collaboration with Polystrand (Englewood, CO, US), had as the centerpiece of its stand a complete carbon fiber sailboat hull made with the company’s trademarked Elium liquid thermoplastic resin.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Arkema, Xenia to develop carbon fiber-based compounds
Italy-based Xenia will work with Arkema to develop a carbon fiber-reinforced grade of Arkema's Pebax thermoplastic elastomer.

Wet compression molding
Old process updated and automated to offer lower cycle time and cost in BMW 7 Series plus potential for void-free, 65% fiber volume composite parts.

CW Ideas in Action
Ideas are just ideas until someone does the hard work of putting them into action and seeing results. CW's editors, therefore, inaugurate an annual review of Ideas in Action, celebrating a handful of hot concepts that could make those who conceived them "household names."

The rise of HP-RTM
Decades of development have propelled it to prominence but its future demands industrial solutions for handling cost, complexity and process control.

Arkema to offer Polystrand tapes
At the recent JEC event, Arkema announced it will offer Polystrand thermoplastic prepreg tapes as part of its product lineup.

BMW i8

Slideshow: Scenes from JEC Europe 2015
The entire composites value chain recently embarked onto the City of Light for JEC Europe 2015 (March 10-12). The largest trade show for the industry continues to grow in size, with exhibitors and visitors up by a reported 13%, according to the show organizer, JEC Group. As expected, there was plenty of new technology, applications and innovation proudly displayed at the show. Click through the slideshow to see some of the highlights CW found when walking the show floor.

Composites business does grow on trees
This advanced composites contractor welcomes down-to-earth opportunities to bring aerospace quality to fantasy foliage.

TAPAS 2: Next steps in thermoplastic aerostructures
The Netherland's-based Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) consortium's TAPAS 2 team builds on the successes of TAPAS 1, taking the next steps in aircraft thermoplastic composites architecture.

Flame-resistant PVDF
Arkema Inc. has announced that Kynar 705 polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) has been developed to address the growing need for high-performance flame resistant fibers.

2014 JEC Europe Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

Liquid thermoplastic processes like thermoset
Arkema is launching at JEC Europe 2014 (March 11-13) its first range of liquid thermoplastic resins under the brand Elium, which is transformed using the same processes as composite thermosets.

Product Categories of Arkema Inc.

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Nylon (polyamide)
    • Polyether ketone family (PEK, PEKK, PEEK)
    • Other thermoplastics
  • Catalysts, promoters and curing agents
    • Hardeners
    • Initiators
    • Peroxides
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, etc.)