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Arkema acquires Colorado Photopolymer Solutions, grows 3D printing expertise
The acquisition will compliment the Sartomer line’s photocure resins product offerings and move Arkema further along to become a pure Specialty Materials player by 2024.
NREL, Arkema research recyclable, thermoplastic composite wind turbine blades
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and partners aim to develop more sustainable, longer-lasting turbine blades that are less expensive to manufacture.
Continuous Composites opens demonstration facility for 3D printing composites
The new building demonstrates the company's patented Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D), and reflects the relationships it has built over the years with industry members.
Reprocessable thermosets and thermoplastic epoxies: An expanding landscape
New chemistries give thermosets new thermoplastic-like versatility.
Xenia carbon-filled compounds retain high tensile strength, easy processability
XECARB SL composites are the latest addition in the Xenia Materials family, retaining excellent dimensional stability and overall resistance.
Arkema strengthens strategic partnership with Continuous Composites investment
The contribution of Continuous Composites’ continuous fiber 3D printing technology will accelerate the innovation of 3D composite manufacturing solutions.
Proposed Fixatti acquisition reinforces Arkema thermobonding adhesives business
The proposed acquisition would strengthen Arkema’s global offering of hotmelt adhesive solutions and target its goal to become a pure specialty materials player by 2024.
CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Hexcel
Hexcel is showcasing its resins, thermoplastic UD tapes, epoxy prepregs and additive manufacturing technology.
Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes
The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.
Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners
The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
9T Labs, Arkema present new manufacturing approach for small aerospace parts
The companies demonstrate cost-competitive series production of structural composite parts using carbon fiber/PEKK materials and additive manufacturing.
Arkema outlines growth plans in Specialty Materials
In a recent strategy update meeting, the chemical company said it will focus on growth on its Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials and Coating Solutions businesses.
Developing new solutions to multimaterial joining
Several recent IACMI partner projects focus on technology innovation related to challenges in multimaterial joining for the wind and automotive sectors.
New Arkema resins focus on 3D printing, solid-surface applications
The Arkema Group is showcasing its advanced materials solutions developed to meet changing 3D production technologies in the construction, transportation, wind and sporting goods sectors.
Using mobile susceptors to innovate thermoplastic induction welding
IS Groupe and Arkema patent ISW for high-strength UD welds, temperature control and 50% less energy.
The markets: Renewable energy (2021)
Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains the world’s largest market for glass fiber-reinforced composites.
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.