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Elium® thermoplastic resin for recyclable composite boats

Discover the Product range Elium® resins for thermoplastic composites.
Product overview

Elium® resin is a material well adapted to the composite boats industry and their production. Specially adapted to resin infusion process of large parts with a low viscosity, long reactivity and low exothermy.

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  • Worldwide

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Feb 28 2023
  • Corporate
  • Sailing sponsorship

From sailing sponsorship to technical partnership

A page is turned, but the adventure continues. Since 2013, the Arkema Group and the New Aquitaine ...
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Dec 12 2022
  • Products
  • CSR

The "eco-responsible boat concept by Beneteau" in Elium® resin launched at the Paris Boat Show 

The 2022 Nautic Paris Boat Show from December 3 to 10 was an opportunity for more than 200,000 ...
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May 02 2022
  • Innovation
  • Products

JEC WORLD 2022: Arkema unveils its new solution for recyclable and ever more efficient composites

As a major player in the composite sector, Arkema will once again launch at this year’s JEC ...
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From May 23 to 25, 2023

Stuttgart, GERMANY

Join us to discover our portfolio of solutions for inside and outside the battery cell

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From April 25 to 27, 2023
Booth V39 - Hall 5A
Paris Villepinte, FRANCE

Join us to discover our global offer of thermoplastic resins, adhesives and high performance ...

Elium® is suitable to many key parts of a boat like hull, deck, gangway, helm, mast, foil wings and moulds in carbon, glass or natural fibers.

Thanks to 8 years of technical collaboration with the racing team Lalou Multi in France and the development of 3 world class competition sailing boats to date, Arkema 3, a 6.50 transatlantic boat and Arkema 4, a multi-50, Elium® resin has demonstrated superior mechanical performance to thermoset resin with the revolutionary and unique recyclability property.

Building a sailboat in recyclable thermoplastic composite is a world first.”

Most end-of-life boats are abandoned in sheds, moored in ship graveyards or sunk, causing irreversible damage.

Our Elium® resin allows to make recyclable thermoplastic composites. It is perfectly suited for building more durable and recyclable boats at the end of their life. Discover the secrets of the recycling process in the video on the right. 

In November 2022, at Amsterdam Metstrade, the world trade fair for equipment manufacturers in the nautical industry, the Bénéteau group was awarded the “Environmental Improvement in Manufacturing Process” prize for the use of our recyclable Elium® resin in the production of their First 44 boat. This model becomes 100% recyclable : the ship's hull and deck will now be mass-produced from Elium® thermoplastic resin, using the same processes as for thermoset resin composites.
 “We are very proud of this award received alongside Bénéteau, which recognizes the environmental benefits of our Elium® thermoplastic resin, the only one on the market to reconcile ease of implementation with widely used traditional processes, durability and recyclability. »
Guillaume Clédat, World Manager at Arkema for the development of Elium®.

On multi 50 Arkema 4 with cockpit, deckhouse, front outtrigger arm fairing are made with Elium® resin.

30% of the parts were made from recycled Elium® resin.

An exceptional boat: read the article

Elium® 188 O and 188 XO grades have been used during resin infusion of the Arkema 4.

The Northern Light shipyard in Italy has also built a range of small, lightweight sailboats whose hull, deck and structure are made entirely of Elium® resin, natural fibers and recycled carbon.

Read Northern Light interview

We are offering something new, basing the design of our boats on recyclability.”

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