Arkema offers a comprehensive composite line that largely solves the challenge to find lighter materials. Arkema recently launched the first range of liquid thermoplastic resins under the brand Elium®, which is transformed using the same processes as composite thermosets. The company is also developing a polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) called Kepstan® to replace metal in extreme conditions (offshore, aviation), the Rilsan® range, a high-performance powdered or granulated polyamide that is 100% bio-sourced and makes thermoset composites resistant to abrasion and shock at very high or low temperatures.
Additives like Nanostrength®, Orgasol® polyamides and Luperox® organic peroxides significantly improve the natural resistance properties of composites.
Lastly, AEC Polymers, an Arkema subsidiary specialized in structural glues and adhesives, markets BlackManba® waterproof sealant adhesives and SAF® structural adhesives – imperative bonding agents for complex composite assemblies.