Arkema took part in ISPO, the biggest trade fair for the sports industry. This was an opportunity to showcase to equipment manufacturers from around the world our high‑performance polymer Pebax®, which offers lightness, energy return and sturdiness for footwear soles, as well as our Kynar® fluoropolymer, valued in technical fabrics for its durability and anti-friction properties.
Arkema has teamed up with Autodesk and Farsoon to develop an optimized ecosystem combining software, printing equipment and materials. The goal is to accelerate the adoption of laser sintering of Rilsan® polyamide 11 powders, which are high‑performance polymers with superior durability and performance for industrial production.
Arkema opened a first-class polyester resin manufacturing facility in Navi Mumbai, in India. These Reafree® resins are used in low-VOC powder coatings for industrial and architectural applications, which are experiencing strong growth in India and the Gulf region.
Arkema took part in JEC World Paris, the world’s largest composites trade fair, showcasing its unique range of thermoplastic materials for the production of recyclable composites destined for wind turbines, construction, transport and sports. With these products, Arkema intends to address the environmental problem of processing end-of-life composites. At the fair, Arkema received first prize in the Construction category for its innovation in glass fiber composite reinforcement for concrete and cables, made using its Elium® thermoplastic resin.