Arkema starts up its new PVDF capacity in China
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Arkema joins the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
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Arkema joins Clean Water Project in China
On November 12th, Arkema through ArrMaz, its specialty surfactant activities, announced that they ha ...Read more
Third-quarter 2020 results
Strong improvement in the Group's volumes compared to the second quarter and excellent cash gene ...Read more
From June 5th to June 7th 2021
Fieramilano, Rho - Milano, Italy
From June 1st to June 3rd 2021
Paris Nord, Villepinte
The Group will be presenting its comprehensive range of thermoplastic resins, adhesives, additives a ...
From April 13th to 16th 2021
Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, PR China
Achieving this block structure is possible through Controlled Radical Polymerization (CRP), more precisely Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization (NMP), based on Arkema‘s proprietary alcoxyamine: BlocBuilder®.
Generally, Nanostrength® block copolymers are triblock polymers consisting of polymethylmethacrylate-b-polybutylacrylate-b-polymethylmethacrylate (our MAM family) or polystyrene-b-polybutylacrylate-b-polystyrene (our SAS family).
Diblock polymers based on such monomers are also available. The different blocks (polymethylmethyacrylate or polystyrene) can be functionalized with other co-monomers of different polarity, hydrophilicity, reactivity and adhesion in order to tailor the polymer to specific needs.
- Nanostrength is available in regular and functionalized versions to ensure compatibility with numerous polymer matrices and achieve the desired functionalization or balance of properties.
- Nanostrength can be incorporated into the desired end-product without raising the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the existing matrix.
- Incorporating Nanostrength® into epoxy, (meth)acrylic or PPE systems increases the material’s resistance to crack propagation.
- Nanostrength is available in pellets, powder or microgranules to enable easy incorporation into current materials.