Arkema at Viva Technology 2018
Because there is no innovation without innovative chemicals and materials, because it is important for a group like Arkema, engaged in digital transformation, to be in touch with the innovators and start-ups community, this year we are exhibiting at the Viva Technology 2018 trade show held at Porte de Versailles, Paris, from 24 to 26 May.
With the spotlight on four themes – green tech, electronics, 3D printing, sport –, Arkema will showcase, together with 12 of its partners, a range of its latest innovations in these areas.
At Arkema, we believe in open innovation, whether by looking out for complementary expertise in universities or other higher education establishments and in basic research laboratories, or by cooperating with many technological and industrial partners.
For the past 7 consecutive years, we are among the top 100 global innovators, connecting energies, talents and ideas to create value at the service of our customers.
On our stand, you will have the opportunity to attend talks open to all to find out how our materials and solutions are contributing to sustainable development.
We look forward to welcoming you to our stand E39 in the Hall of Tech. Keep in touch too with Arkema’s latest news throughout the VivaTech trade show on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages, or with the hashtag #VivArkema.
4 sectors for 4 themes
Through interactive experiments on our stand, you will be able to discover our innovations around 4 themes.
Find out how our materials contribute to the top sporting feats. Whether in running, football, skiing or athletics, our material Pebax® has become indispensable on many sports fields and helps all sportsmen and -women surpass their limits.
This material boasts outstanding properties, including energy return and flexibility, while being much lighter than the materials traditionally used in sports shoes.
The biosourced grade Pebax® Rnew combines performance with environmental protection.
Electronics and innovation are closely connected, as illustrated on the Arkema stand.
Generating electricity through pressure, or conversely, deforming an object through an electrical impulse? Discover our piezoelectric solutions, for example with a connected floor (in partnership with Joaneum Research, an Austrian research institute) and a "talking book".
The tactile interfaces we are now so familiar with are poised to evolve further: thanks to haptics, they will become ever more interactive and flexible.
You will discover advances to come in augmented and virtual reality in the shape of a connected glove (in partnership with Novasentis, a company specializing in haptic technology).
The dashboard of tomorrow’s car will see its physical buttons and manual controls replaced by tactile interfaces combining plastics and electronics (in partnership with CEA Tech, the technological research department of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission).
Arkema’s innovations are at the service of a more sustainable development.
Used as a component of white paint, our Kynar® fluorinated polymer, thanks to its durability and UV-resistance properties, helps reflect ultra-violet and infra-red rays in summer, and so minimize the warming of buildings, hence reducing energy costs related to air-conditioning.
Kynar® can also be used for the ultrafiltration of air and water. For example, you will be able to see how our latest generation Kynar®-based filters (developed with our partner Polymem) work to eliminate 100% of the contaminants and impurities from water, as well as 90% of the viruses.
Over and above prototyping, 3D printing has become a reliable, increasingly faster production method for manufacturing series parts. Arkema develops a wide range of high performance materials (resins and powders) adapted to the constraints of the various 3D printing technologies.
The complementary mechanical properties of our materials help produce a raft of objects: functional technical parts, decorative parts, custom-made parts, in small or medium runs for the aerospace, medical or automotive sectors.
You will be able to appreciate the possibilities that our solutions offer, in particular with live printing, and the showcasing on our stand of large parts revolutionizing the world of advertising (models printed with the unique technology of our partner MASSIVIT, to manufacture massive parts in record time).