Arkema thermoplastics can be substituted for metal or glass to make parts that weigh less, for lighter vehicles and aircraft with improved fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions. And these thermoplastics have a big advantage over thermoset plastics — they are 100% recyclable!
Lightweight, recyclable cars
Thermoset composites are widely used in aerospace, automotive manufacturing and wind turbine... More
But they are hard to recycle, at a time when end-of-life concerns are becoming a major issue. So Arkema developed Elium ®, the only liquid thermoplastic resin that is processed like a thermoset resin, yet makes fully recyclable composite parts. Elium® is revolutionizing the composites sector, finding its way into passenger compartments, hoods and wind turbine blades.
Ultra-high-performance Bostik adhesives for composites
Bostik skin-to-core composite adhesives bond various substrates in aircraft cabins... More
Engine parts made of high-temperature plastic
Rilsan® HT (High Temperature) high-performance polyamide weighs six times less... More
Reinforced PMMA: better than glass
Altuglas® ShieldUp is an even tougher version of conventional polymethyl methacrylate... More
Polystrand® products are continuous fiber-reinforced tapes and prepregs made of thermoplastic... More
Altuglas® polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) polymer, or acrylic glass, offers outstanding resistance and... More
An extreme polymer
Kepstan® PEKK (polyether ketone ketone) polymer offers exceptional properties suited... More