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Don't miss the leading international composites show in April 2023!

JEC World is the world's leading trade show dedicated to composite materials and their applications. Organized in Paris, JEC World is the industry's leading trade show, welcoming the main players in the market, gathered to develop their business and their network, but also to share their innovations. JEC World it is 33000 visitors, 1200 exhibitors and 112 countries represented.

A unique portfolio of materials for your Composites!

The composites market, a dual challenge of performance and sustainability!

Arkema's innovative and sustainable materials address some of the major challenges facing our society:

  • Decarbonizing the industry
  • Accelerating the development of new energies
  • Promoting the circular economy
  • Taking actions for health and well-being
Through our Resins, Additives, Adhesives and 3D printing solutions, Arkema offers higher performance and more sustainable solutions to meet the demands of the Composites market!


Elium® resins, now available with recycled content

In 2023, Arkema is launching new Elium® resins using recycled contents that increase sustainability of composites parts.

A first generation of Elium® containing at least 18% of recycled material is already available on the most popular grades and a formulation with 92% of recycled material is currently under test.

The properties of these new Elium® resins remain the same as the previous grades with virgin components, from processability, manufacturing conditions to final composites and the same performance.
The only difference is a lower environmental impact of the matrix used to manufacture composites and more sustainable parts than ever with Elium®.
Elium® is a unique solution for manufacturing composite parts using the same methods as those used for standard liquid resin parts, and include the major advantages of a resin designed for recycling.
Composites parts and manufacturing wastes containing Elium® resin can be easily recycled by depolymerization or mechanical recycling enabling upcycling and circularity of composites wastes.
Discover our solutions in a new sustainabilty corner on Arkema’s booth, the 2 recycling processes will be explained with the different steps.

Learn more about Elium® solutions

Kepstan® PEKK, one K makes all the difference

Lightweight, strong and resistant to (almost) everything

This high-performance material provides a unique combination of properties over a very wide range of temperatures. This polymer family has exceptional advantages for processing and expands the application possibilities offered by the PAEK family. Kepstan® PEKK is widely used for the aerospace sector, in partnership with Hexcel.

Learn more about Kepstan® PEKK

UDX® Arkema composites
are also semi-finished products!

During JEC you will also discover UDX® PPA and UDX® PA11, unidirectional carbon fiber tapes impregnated with bio-sourced and recyclable thermoplastic resins.
UDX® PPA is a very high performance product particularly suited to the manufacture of high-pressure hydrogen gas storage tanks, thanks in particular to the properties of Rilsan® Matrix, which makes up the matrix of this composite.
Rilsan® Matrix is a polypthalamide with a unique combination of properties:
  • high glass transition temperature (150°C), allowing it to resist the high self-heating of the tank during rapid filling,
  • low melting point (260°C) allowing a reasonable process temperature for the implementation of the composite tape and thus an easy manufacturing of the tank.
UDX® PA11 offers a unique solution for the storage of liquid hydrogen at cryogenic temperatures due to the properties of its polyamide 11 matrix. The high elasticity and stiffness of polyamide 11 combined with the lightness and stiffness of carbon fibers make UDX® PA11 a product that is also highly appreciated in the field of sports and leisure. The completely bio-based and recyclable property of polyamide 11 and its production method based on sustainable and eco-responsible agriculture make UDX® PA11 an absolutely unique product that customers adopt.

Additives for tougher composites

Whether you need to improve toughness, strength, curing, adhesion or simply initiate the polymerization of your matrix, we have a solution withing our portfolio.

Reinforce the thoughness of your system:
The Clearstrength® XT MBS coreshell toughening agent enables a wide formulation versatility for the main types of matrixes on the market. The Sartomer® Advanced Resins masterbatch version of the coreshell offer a ready to use uniform predispersion. The Sartomer® liquid urethane (meth)acrylate oligomers can also be introduced in the matrix to fine tune the mechanical properties.
The Orgasol® ultra fine polyamide powders are particularly adapted to epoxy matrix, and highly efficient thanks to their spherical shape combined with a narrow particle size distribution.

The nanostructured acrylic block copolymers Nanostrength® act as additives at the very heart of the material. They help enhance the impact resistance of the matrix with no loss of module or temperature stability. They can be used both in epoxy or vinyl ester composite matrices and in structural adhesives.

Graphistrength® carbon nanotubes significantly improve the mechanical strength of composites. They also prevent the build-up of electric charges in the resulting components.

Control the rheology of your composite:
Plastistrength® (meth)acrylic copolymers allow the viscosity control of (meth)acrylic and epoxy resins at low dosage.
Lower VOCs of your matrix with specialty crosslinkers:
Sartomer® biobased monomers, with bio contents above 25%, are crosslinkers of choice for (meth)acrylic and epoxy matrixes. Those reactive diluents reduce VOCs, enhance mechanical properties and drive conversion while controlling the viscosity of the overall system.
Initiate polymerization efficiently:
Luperox® and Retic® organic peroxides answer your curing challenges with grades tailored to room temperature or elevated temperature polymerization. They are fine-tuned for thermosetting resins.

Sartomer® photoinitiators come in handy for hybrid systems involving a UV or LED curing step.

Smart Adhesives

Bostik will reveal its adhesive solutions for composite parts including its structural MMA (SAF&FIT range), its instant adhesives (Born2Bond™) and its sealants (SMP and extended range). During the JEC, you will also find our new Pliogrip™ range (2k-polyurethane and 2k-epoxy) with a focus our safer low monomer polyurethane adhesives Pliogrip™ 3540 (no mandatory training – REACH 74 regulation).

Light on our 3D Printing solutions

Today, Arkema offers a most comprehensive portfolio of high performance materials for additive manufacturing. We can provide solutions combining the best of both worlds: 3D printing and composites. The partnership between Continuous Composites and Arkema combines Continuous Composites’ patented continuous fiber 3D printing technology (CF3D®) with N3xtDimension® photocurable resin solutions. The partnership launched fully formulated materials last year PolyMat High Tg for printing of continuous carbon and glass fibers to produce lightweight, high temperature performance structures and CeraMat™ Carbon/Carbon resin for the creation of Carbon Bonded Carbon precursor parts for ultra-high temperature applications.

Designed for powder bed fusion, Arkema will be present with its Rilsan® fine powders Polyamide 11, high-performance materials, 100% bio-based materials and recyclable thanks to Arkema’s recycling Virtucycle® program.

Arkema with its high performance polymer Kepstan® PEKK is partnered with 9T Labs (Zurich), a start-up specializing in the 3D printing of thermoplastic composites that has developed a technology that automates the manufacture of composites using additive manufacturing (AM) and advanced software algorithms.

Piezotech®, electroactive polymers for high-tech applications

We at Arkema are leaders in the production of a range of electroactive polymers: Piezotech®. These materials offer endless possibilities by enabling motion or thermal energy conversion into electricity and vice versa with the intrinsic advantages of polymers: processability, flexibility, lightness & low cost.
Those polymers have remarkable potential for monitoring the structural health of composites like hydrogen tanks, wind turbine blades etc.: high sensitivity to acoustic waves, deformation, and temperature. They are used in acoustic detection to identify cracks, impacts or in ultrasonic sensors to generate waves and then detect the differences in propagation, thus allowing a fine analysis of the structure.
Compared to standard piezoelectric ceramics, sensors based on Piezotech® can be mounted on curved surfaces because they are flexible. Also, due to their polymeric nature, they can be integrated into the core of composite like tanks and can be printed on large surfaces. The absence of toxic and non-recyclable heavy metals, their light weight and low energy consumption make them the materials of choice for the intelligent composites of tomorrow.

Our products

Thermoplastic resin Elium® for recyclable composites
  • Product range
Discover Elium®, a thermoplastic resin from Arkema with unique properties, offering comparable performance to traditional ...
Rilsan® Matrix
  • Product range

Rilsan® Matrix is a series of high temperature, high performance polyamide resins especially designed for light weight automotive ...

Graphistrength® multiwall carbon nanotubes
  • Product range

Graphistrength® multi walled carbon nanotubes significantly improve the mechanical strength of composites. Dispersed in a ...

Nanostrength® self-assembling block copolymers
  • Product range

Nanostrength® is a new family of self-assembling block copolymers that organize on the nanometer scale. When blended into a polymer ...

Luperox® peroxyketals
  • Product range

Luperox® peroxyketals are used to synthesize polystyrene resins, and as crosslinking agents for polyolefins or engineered rubber ...

Luperox® hydroperoxides
  • Product range

Luperox® tertiary-butyl and tertiary-amyl hydroperoxides are widely used as chemical intermediates and as free radical ...

Sartomer® specialty acrylate monomers and oligomers 
  • Product range
Specialty acrylate resins
Sartomer® specialty methacrylate monomers and oligomers
  • Product range
Specialty methacrylate resins
Pebax® Elastomer Family 
  • Product range

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

Kynar® Fluoropolymer Family
  • Product range

Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) resins and copolymers designed for extreme inertness in harsh environments, flame & smoke properties, weather ...

Rilsan® Polyamide Family
  • Product range

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

  • White paper
  • 3D Printing
  • Composites

Extrusion 3D printing: a comparison of flexible filaments

Recently, many flexible filaments have been introduced to the material extrusion printing ...

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Jul 29, 2022
  • Case Study
  • 3D Printing
  • Composites

3D printed and tailor-made: orthopedic insoles made with advanced bio-circular polyamide 11

Orthopedic insoles are highly customized devices fabricated by podiatrists for each ...

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Mar 17, 2022
  • Expertise articles
  • 3D Printing
  • Composites

PA11 vs PA12: 3D printing of performance polymers

Polyamide 11, also known as PA11 or Nylon 11, is a 100% bio-based polyamide polymer that has ...

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Jul 30, 2019

Our speakers for this event

Jean-Paul MOULIN

Material Science Director

Thermoplastic composites for high pressure vessels - April 25, 2023 3:00 pm

Guillaume Clédat

Elium® Business Director

Co-speaker: Sustainable Composites in the Marine Industry, Challenges and Applications in Beneteau’s Product Range - April 27, 2023 11:30 am