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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IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.

Arkema expands high-performance solutions to the 3D printing of composites
Arkema announces partnerships for innovative new solutions for manufacturing continuous fiber composite parts using 3D printing.

Arkema inaugurates Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing in Normandy
The center is dedicated to additive manufacturing based on high-performance polymers, specifically powder bed fusion.

Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics data added to CAMPUS database
The new data, which will be released in October, is the result of an ongoing material standardization and characterization effort led by German reinforced plastics company AVK.

Continuous Composites, Arkema partner to advance continuous-fiber 3D printing
The companies will combine Continuous Composites' CF3D process with Arkema's photocurable resins to develop and certify  composite 3D-printing solutions.

Arkema to acquire Lambson
The company says Lambson’s range of photoinitiators for curing will complement its offering of Sartomer photocure resins and speed development in this market.

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Consortium targets solutions for carbon fiber thermoplastic composite structures
The HAICoPAS project, led by Hexcel and Arkema, aims to optimize UD tape design and manufacture for aerospace and automotive composites.

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Thermoplastic composites: Poised to step forward
The evolving role of thermoplastic materials and processes and their future in next-generation commercial aircraft.

Arkema opens PEKK plant in U.S.

Arkema Inc. builds U.S. PEKK production plant
The plant, located near Mobile, Alabama, will produce Kepstan PEKK materials targeted for carbon fiber-reinforced parts in next-generation aircraft.

Hexcel Arkema carbon fiber thermoplastic unidirectional prepreg tapes

Hexcel partners with Lavoisier Composites, Arkema
Hexcel has announced a partnership with Lavoisier Composites to upcycle composite by-products from the aerospace industry, and a joint R&D lab opening in partnership with Arkema.

Sartomer Arkema electron beam curing

Sartomer launches in-house electron beam labs for EB curing
The electron beam lab units are meant to enable customers to develop and test EB curing formulations on a small scale using Sartomer’s advanced liquid resin solutions.

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JEC World 2019 preview: Sartomer and Arkema
Sartomer will feature specialty solutions that enable high-performance, low-VOC composites systems at JEC World 2019, at the Arkema booth. 

Consortium works to develop biosourced composites from bamboo fiber
The BAMCO collaborative project aims to develop new biocomposites created from long bamboo fibres.

Prodrive Composites P2T process

P2T process positioned for recycling
British company Prodrive Composites (Milton Keynes, UK) recently issued a press release about a process, called P2T (Primary to Tertiary), for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in performance. 

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Study looks at composites in the furniture industry
AZL announces study aimed at understanding the selection process of furniture designers in order to bring composites to the market as an alternative to conventional materials.

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Sustainable thermoplastics and additive manufacturing alliance forms in Colorado
Vartega, the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association and a group of industry and academic partners have founded an Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing Infrastructure Development and Education (AMIDE) Alliance.

Composites Pavilion at AIA 2018
New composite products for architecture/construction and student designs innovate how composites can be used.

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New Products: April 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of new products for the composites industry.

New 3D printing filaments based on PEKK and PVDF now available
The new Kepstan PEKK and Kynar PVDF filaments are designed for 3D printing of highly technical parts requiring extreme performance.

FastRTM project demonstrates manufacturing of complex, net-shape composite parts
Automated production platform developed by a French industry consortium utilizes an epoxy resin system from Hexion Inc.

PEEK or PEKK in future composite aerostructures?

PEEK or PEKK in future TPC aerostructures?
Which is better for in-situ consolidated thermoplastic composite primary structures? Materials play a part as to whether a one-step or two-step process will prevail.

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.)