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In the evolving automotive industry, the interior of a vehicle has become a central aspect of future designs, transforming passenger comfort into an all-encompassing passenger experience. This shift is pivotal, regardless of whether the vehicle is electrified, autonomous, or part of a shared fleet. However, achieving a visually appealing design is merely the beginning. The demand now extends to creating automotive interiors that are more durable, quieter, safer, and more sustainable, enhancing the overall experience for both the vehicle and its occupants.

To meet these sophisticated needs, high-performance polymers are increasingly important, offering innovative material solutions for both interior and exterior automotive applications. These polymers enable greater design freedom and production efficiencies, crucial for the development of automotive interiors. Additionally, our offerings are designed to improve operational efficiency. These advancements are key to supporting the dynamic needs of modern automotive designs, ensuring they meet the high standards of today's consumers.

3D Printing Material Solutions for Automotive Parts

High-performance polymers are essential in driving the ongoing transformation within the automotive and transportation sector. With the advent of disruptive additive manufacturing technologies and the introduction of advanced materials like Rilsan® Polyamide 11, the automotive industry is now equipped to accelerate its time to market while enjoying unparalleled design freedom. These innovations open a realm of possibilities for both interior and exterior automotive applications, providing material solutions that cater to the industry's demanding requirements. Explore the impact of these advancements through unique 3D printing applications in automotive and transportation, including the creation of harness protectors, defog nozzles, and door-opening mechanisms. Such applications not only underscore the versatility of high-performance polymers but also their critical role in shaping the future of automotive design and manufacturing.

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Hot Melt Adhesive Solutions for Automotive Interiors

Platamid® copolyamides stand out as plasticizer-free, thermoplastic hot melt adhesives (HMA), specifically engineered to provide durable, versatile, and solvent-free bonding solutions. These high-performance polymers are ideal for a range of interior automotive applications, offering innovative material solutions that ensure strong, reliable adhesion in various manufacturing processes.


Material Solutions for Electrical and Electronic Components

Rilsan® polymers are high-performance materials that enable the design of electrical and electronic components with enhanced functionality, attributed to their high dimensional stability, low moisture absorption, and high chemical & mechanical resistance. These properties make Rilsan® Polyamide 11 an excellent choice, providing innovative material solutions that boost the performance and reliability of automotive electrical systems.


Luxury Textile and Texture Solutions for Automotive Applications

Rilsan® Polyamide films, crafted from high-performance materials, bring unparalleled texture properties to interior surfaces while also offering significant chemical resistance. These films are ideal for a wide array of interior automotive applications, serving as innovative material solutions that enhance both the aesthetic appeal and durability of automotive components.

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Air Conditioning Circuit Solutions

Air conditioning (A/C) lines in vehicles require exceptional pressure performance and flexibility, alongside high chemical resistance, and minimal refrigerant permeability. Traditionally, these lines comprise metal tubes and rubber hoses, with the latter necessitating a barrier layer that does not detract from their noise dampening capabilities.

Orgalloy® polyamide alloys, representing a class of high-performance polymers, have been utilized for decades to serve as a refrigerant barrier layer in both barrier and veneer hoses. With the advent of the R1234yf refrigerant, which poses significant chemical resistance challenges, Orgalloy® resins have proven their capability to sustain superior performance, offering robust material solutions in this critical application area.

Sustainability in the Automotive Market

Bio-based Materials 

Arkema is the leader of Advanced and Bio-circular material for automotive applications, coming from castor oil. Our flagship Rilsan® Polyamide 11 has a proven legacy in meeting some of the world’s most demanding material challenges and it is derived from the castor bean, a renewable crop that does not compete with food and does not cause deforestation. Arkema is a leading driver of renewable castor farming in India. More about our sustainable solutions:

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Virtucycle® program: partially recycled material

The Virtucycle® program is a partnership program offered to Arkema’s high-performance polymers customers and downstream users. 
The program enables our partners to “step into the loop” by providing polymer for reprocessing or to source new materials with minimum recycled content and no compromise in performance


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