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
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.
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!
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.
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 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:
Lower VOCs of your matrix with specialty crosslinkers:
Initiate polymerization efficiently:
Sartomer® photoinitiators come in handy for hybrid systems involving a UV or LED curing step.
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
Rilsan® Matrix is a series of high temperature, high performance polyamide resins especially designed for light weight automotive ...
Graphistrength® multi walled carbon nanotubes significantly improve the mechanical strength of composites. Dispersed in a ...
Nanostrength® is a new family of self-assembling block copolymers that organize on the nanometer scale. When blended into a polymer ...
Luperox® peroxyketals are used to synthesize polystyrene resins, and as crosslinking agents for polyolefins or engineered rubber ...
Luperox® tertiary-butyl and tertiary-amyl hydroperoxides are widely used as chemical intermediates and as free radical ...
Pebax® thermoplastic elastomers consist of polyamide and polyether backbone blocks. ...
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) resins and copolymers designed for extreme inertness in harsh environments, flame & smoke properties, weather ...
High performance polyamides that deliver toughness, flexibility, chemical resistance, and permeation resistance. Many grades are bio-based.
Extrusion 3D printing: a comparison of flexible filaments
Recently, many flexible filaments have been introduced to the material extrusion printing ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Our speakers for this event
Material Science Director
Thermoplastic composites for high pressure vessels - April 25, 2023 3:00 pm
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
- When ?
From April 25 to 27, 2023
- Where ?
Paris Nord, Villepinte.
- Booth ?
Booth V39 - Hall 5A