Consumer goods: multiple applications in the consumer market
Sports, cosmetics, design, etc., the products of the Arkema group are present in everyday objects. Developed by innovative, high performance and responsible specialty chemicals, they meet the expectations of the consumer goods market.
The Arkema group passes on to consumers the benefit of its latest technological advances in materials and specialty chemicals. Whether they are for the beauty, hygiene, sports or design markets, its products are dependable and respectful of the environment, and contribute to the comfort and well-being of daily life.
High performance plastics for all sports
Light, flexible and resistant, combining performance and safety, the plastic materials of the Arkema group are popular with athletes of all levels. Pebax®, and Rilsan® and Rilsamid® polyamides are used in the manufacturing of sports shoes (running, ski, soccer, basketball, rugby), tennis rackets and skis.
For additional comfort, the Evatane® act as shock absorbers in sports shoes. Finally, the qualities of stability, lightness and resistance of the Orgalloy® polyamide alloys have achieved significant popularity among roller skaters.
Pebax® Rnew : concentrated energy
Soles made of Pebax® Rnew elastomer combine all the properties required for high performance running shoes: energy restitution, flexibility, durability, comfort and especially lightness. Easy to transform and decorate, Pebax® Rnew is in part of plant origin (castor oil).
For 100% natural beauty
The cosmetics market is faced with a growing demand for natural products. To respond to this need, the Arkema group has developed Oleris®, a 100% plant-based range of products (castor oil plant), used as intermediates in the synthesis of aromas and fragrances, and also as ingredients in beauty and cosmetic products.
Orgasol® Green Touch: soft and renewable
This new ultra fine powder is 100% made of plant-based raw materials. Inspired by the principles of “green” chemistry, Orgasol® Green Touch is used as a texturing agent in the manufacturing of makeup products (lipstick, mascaras, powders) and facial skin care creams and sunscreens.
The metamorphosis of Altuglas®, a universal material
Due to its ease of transformation and its exceptional properties of transparency and resistance, Altuglas® PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) is commonly used in a multitude of daily objects:
- signage (urban signage, storefront signs and lighted poster boards, display stands)
- architecture (street furniture, urban design and lighting, glass roofs, bay windows, etc.)
- home (small appliances, decoration, household appliances, etc.)
- bathrooms (bath tubs, shower cabins, accessories)
- hygiene and medical (cosmetics bottles, medical supplies, incubators, tanning booths, etc.)
- automobile (back lights, panoramic roofs and side windows).