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MIDO, the international eyewear show, will take place from February 4th to 6th at Fiera Milano Rho. MIDO gathers people from the entire eyewear supply chain from manufacturers of lenses and machinery to the leading international producers of optical and sun frames, alongside small independent designers.

Arkema, a pioneer and leader in high-performance materials for eyewear industries, will present its Advanced Bio-Circular polymers made from castor seeds, suitable for the injection of frames and for laser sintering 3D printing.

Come and discover our latest developments for injection

  • The low density Rilsan® Polyamide 11 grade allows eyewear to float
  • The unique Pebax® Rnew elastomer grade with 97% bio-based content for a perfect flexibility allowing unbreakable frames for kids eyewear
  • The new carbon-filled material for cycling sport frames with 30% recycled content
  • Rilsan® clear Rnew grades for outstanding transparency for creative and beautiful design

Discover Greenfib Materials

Our partner, Greenfib® will be present on our booth to present their high-performance technical materials. Greenfib® combines Rilsan® polyamide 11 with vegetable and mineral fillers, so  100% biosourced, sustainable and not in competition with food. Greenfib material is manufactured in France and can be injected and machined, as shown by the 40,000 Oxo frames distributed by "Ecouter Voir", said Luc Menetrey, creator of the Greenfib material.  

For more information, visit Greenfib website

Come and discover our latest developments for powder laser sintering

With a dedicated offer for 3D printing technologies, Arkema is actively working together with many partners to provide eyewear industry with the adequate Rilsan® polyamide powder used to produce customized and unique high performing parts.

Visit our dedicated 3D offer page

visit our dedicated eyewear market page

Advanced Bio-Circular (ABC) Materials: The story of Arkema's flagship Polyamide 11 (PA11) chemistry

Arkema is a global pioneer in advanced polyamide 11 materials derived 100% from renewable castor plant and the company is a founding member of the Pragati initiative, with BASF, Jayant Agro-Organics Ltd., and Solidaridad, for sustainable castor farming in India. The initiative's key goal is to enable renewable castor crop production by:

  • Using good agricultural practices to increase yield and farmer income
  • Efficiently using water resources and Maintaining soil fertility
  • Driving adoption of good waste management practices
  • Enabling better health and safety practices, and respecting human rights..

Discover our more sustainable castor farming page 

Further, Rilsan® and Pebax® Rnew® grades are generally recyclable. Arkema offers its Virtucycle® program dedicated to partially or fully recycled high performance Polymers. With the acquisition of Agiplast in 2021, Arkema made a major step in the sustainability journey. Virtucycle® program offers 3 axis of support to Arkema’s high performance polymers customers and downstream users: Eco-design expertise, recyclability guarantee and recycling and recycled high-performance polymer.

Visit our Virtucycle® program page to get more information

Our products

Rilsan® Polyamide 11 Resin
  • Product

Produced from castor oil, Rilsan® PA11 resin is a high-performance polymer of 100% renewable ...

Pebax® Elastomer Family 
  • Product range

Pebax® thermoplastic elastomers consist of polyamide and polyether backbone blocks. ...

Rilsan® Polyamide Family
  • Product range

High performance polyamides that deliver toughness, flexibility, chemical resistance, and permeation resistance. Many grades are bio-based.

Rilsan® Fine Powders
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Rilsan® Fine Powders are highly durable thermoplastic polyamide powders. These powders have been developed for metal coating but are ...