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Arkema's Rilsan® Polyamide 11 and Pebax® elastomers are widely used in the high performance sports equipment (footwear, winter, water, cycling…) and apparel industry.  Time and time again, the world's elite athletes benefit from Rilsan® Polyamide 11 and Pebax Powered® equipment for its extreme lightness, excellent energy return, elasticity as well as its toughness, flexibility and superb shock resistance. 

Arkema has been producing and developing high performance, sustainable materials for more than 70 years now. As of November 8th 2021 Arkema unveiled a new global positioning and brand identity reinforcing our commitment to sustainability with Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World. Arkema is offering Advanced Biobased Circular (ABC) materials to make the footwear and apparel even more eco-responsible, it fits perfectly with the recent need of the Sport demand.

Pebax Powered® is now becoming a powerful tool for OEMs to signify high performance directly to athletes and to make their top models stand out on the racks. Pebax® resin can be foamed or filled with glass or carbon fiber to improve lightness and add rigidity. Arkema’s Rilsan® PA11 is used in high performance textiles by brands looking for a 100% biobased and lighter solution. Additionally, Arkema’s Platamid® copolyamide hot melts are used in the sport and textile industry for sustainable adhesive solutions where the highest hydrolysis and dry cleaning resistance are required.