- Outstanding dimensional stability
- Very low moisture pick up
- Constant mechanical properties
- Very good chemical resistance
- Greater resistance to hydrolysis than polyamide 6
- Stable electrical properties
- Easy processing
- High Productivity
Three different products families
LT grades, the choice of flexibility
Orgalloy® LT family of products are flexible grades. They are mainly processed by extrusion blow molding.
Thanks to its specific properties, Orgalloy® LT products present key benefits such as:
- Thermal resistance
- Cold impact resistance
- Chemical resistance
These properties make Orgalloy® LT range of products well-designed for use in automotive air intake. Orgalloy® LT are also suitable for tube, mandrel and profile extrusion applications (cables, automotive air-conditioning hoses).
LE grades, the alternative of semi flexibility
Orgalloy® LE range of products are semi-flexible and can be plasticized or not according to its applications.
Two families of LE products can be distinguished:
- Tube, mandrel and profile extrusion products
The LE semi-flexible grade of Orgalloy® offer technical benefits widely recognized by its customers:
- Chemical resistance
- Barrier properties: Low permeation to refrigerant gas
- Blow-moulding and cast films extrusion products
Orgalloy® semi-flexible range of products also include blow-moulding and cast films extrusion grades.
In films for food packaging applications or agricultural films, these products are well-known for its specific properties:
- Chemical resistance and barrier properties
- Low surface tension
R and RS grades, the choice of rigidity
Orgalloy® R and RS grades are rigid and are mainly customized for injection molding.
Our clients appreciate the R and RS grades for their excellent properties:
- Dimensional stability
- Low density
- High in-mold flow: shorter cycle time
- Short cooling time
- Possibility of making thick parts
The first applications of these rigid grades are miscellaneous moulded parts: electrical connectors, automotive tubing clamps, sports components, etc...
A special R grade of Orgalloy® has been especially designed for blow-moulding and cast films extrusion applications.
Why choose Arkema's Specialty Polyamides
Guaranty of the best supply security for our clients is an everyday concern. As such, vertical integration in all key monomers and feedstocks is a pillar of our strategy.
As a world leader in biosourced specialty polyamides, Arkema has developed a leading position in castor oil feedstock and monomers. In 2012, Arkema acquired Casda Biomaterials, the world leader in sebacic acid derived from castor oil. In 2013, Arkema signed a joint venture agreement with Jayant Agro, the world largest castor oil producer.
Thanks to the wordwide repartition of its production sites and R&D centers, the Specialty Polyamides division ensures a local presence on three continents: Europe (France), North America (USA), Asia (Japan and China).
The largest offer in specialty polyamides
Arkema has developed the largest available specialty polyamides portfolio. From soft thermoplastic elastomer to highly rigid polyarylamide compounds, we have the polymer you need.
Automotive and transportation
- Fuel system
- Mandrel and tubing
Packaging and Paper