The intermediate products of Arkema are used in many processes in the chemical industry: solvents, diluents, thickeners, reagents, synthesis intermediates, acid scavengers, neutralizing agents and reaction initiators. Its range of hydrazine derivatives, amines, oxygenated solvents and other synthetic intermediates based on sulphur chemistry (e.g. methane sulfonic acid, thioacetic acid) or fluorinated chemistry are indispensable. They are used not only in pharmaceutical but also in cosmetic applications.
Arkema will be showcasing its refrigerant substitutes designed to address the definitive ban on recycled R-22 and other HCFCs (2nd generation refrigerant gases) at the end of 2014. Arkema will also be presenting its refrigerant solutions to help users adapt to the latest F-Gas regulation.
Arkema’s polymers and additives play a part in the vast majority of industries - automotive, electronics, furniture, construction, packaging, medical applications and the energies sector - seeking cutting edge performances materials. They help manufacture increasingly sturdy, light and durable components, often replacing metal or glass, that are heavier and raise higher processing costs. With its extensive range of technical polymers of renewable origin at the forefront, Arkema will be exhibiting at the upcoming Kunststoffe 2016 tradeshow on booth 6C57 its whole high-performance polymers and additives portfolio, showcased by markets and applications.
This trade fair is an opportunity for Arkema, a global leader in returnable glass container coating technology, to communicate with the beverage industry on its know-how in the field of returnable glass bottle protection. The Kercoat® protective technology together with the Opticoat® masking coating provide optimum performance to a returnable bottle fleet by significantly increasing the lifetime and enhancing the appearance to fulfil customers' expectations.
A world leader in high performance polymers, Arkema now offers a diverse range of materials for the manufacture of prototypes and functional technical short runs, using the laser sintering technology, the 3D printing/UV curing process, or molding for high-tech parts.
To address the fast growing coatings market in China, Arkema develops a wide and comprehensive range of resins with outstanding performances, the result of the latest innovations of its laboratories. These product ranges have been developed with environmental protection in mind, and for some, from biosourced raw materials. Arkema Coatings portfolio is unique in the market through a diversified choice of materials and technologies, covering the entire spectrum of requirements for industrial coatings, architectural coatings, decorative paints, specialty coatings and adhesives.