Arkema to exhibit sustainable materials for composites at JEC in Paris



Arkema will be attending this year’s JEC edition in Paris with a unique portfolio of materials for composites at Stand 5T40 – Hall 5. Beginning from March 5, JEC World is also the festival of composites, offering a unique showcase of what composites can offer to various application sectors, from aerospace to marine, from construction to automotive, and an unlimited source of inspiration for participants from these industries.

The composites market is a dual challenge of performance and sustainability. Arkema’s innovative and sustainable materials address some of the major challenges such as decarbonising the industry, accelerating the development of new energies, promoting the circular economy and taking actions for health and well-being.

Arkema will present innovative and sustainable materials for composites at JEC World in Paris, addressing industry challenges like decarbonisation and circular economy.
Highlighting polyimide films from PI Advanced Materials for extreme conditions and Bostik’s adhesive solutions, Arkema will also showcase UDX brand semi-finished products.

Through resins, additives and adhesives, Arkema offers higher performance and more sustainable solutions to meet the demands of the composites market. After Arkema acquired a majority stake in PI Advanced Materials in South Korea, the two companies will be showcasing polyimide films that are able to withstand extreme temperatures while preserving dimensional stability, offering excellent electrical properties and flexibility, the company said in a press release.

PI Advanced Materials is a prominent supplier of various types of polyimide films for diverse applications, particularly those suitable for the consolidation or curing of high-temperature thermoset and thermoplastic composites, spanning a wide range of thicknesses. PI films are used in various industries, including smart devices, electric vehicles, semiconductors, displays, aerospace, and industrial applications.

Bostik will reveal its adhesive solutions to bond and repair composite parts, with a focus on its structural adhesives MMA SAF&FIT and Pliogrip range of 2K polyurethane and epoxy structural adhesives, Born2Bond Instant Adhesives, and SMP sealants. Bostik will also present its low-profile additives (LPA) to improve the intrinsic properties of composite materials.

At JEC World, Arkema will present a range of semi-finished composite products under the UDX brand. These products take the form of unidirectional carbon fibre tapes, each impregnated with high-performance thermoplastic polymers. Major on-going developments with UDX tapes are high pressure vessels for hydrogen and high-performance sports equipments.

Arkema is partnering with WW technologies, a technology licensing company, and MultiMaterial-Welding, licensor of Woodwelding technology, to provide an innovative fixation technique based on Rilsan Polyamide 11. WW technologies offers efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable fixation solutions using ultrasonic energy to create bonds in porous materials such as sandwich panels, non-compatible polymers or foams.  MultiMaterial-Welding is an expert in fastener technology logistics. Rilsan Polyamide 11, which is 100 per cent bio-based, is being offered as the next generation fastening technology due to its exceptional mechanical properties, versatility in various designs and substrates, and excellent applicative performance.

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