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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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.

Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?

Hexcel, Arkema forge thermoplastic composites alliance
Carbon fiber source Hexcel and thermoplastics supplier Arkema partnered in March to provide thermoplastic composite solutions targeted to commercial aircraft OEMs for next-gen aircraft.

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Hexcel and Arkema partner to develop aerospace thermoplastic composites
The strategic alliance aims to develop carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic tapes to produce lightweight parts for future generations of aircraft.

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.

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.)