Last updateWed, 11 Dec 2019 10pm

Arkema and MVP will demo Thermoplastic-RTM with Elium® resin at two major composite fairs

Arkema will participate at the Composites Europe fair in Düsseldorf, from October 7th to 9th, and at the CAMX Expo in Orlando, Florida, from October 14th to 16th. Arkema will showcase its new range of Elium®, the first thermoplastic resins that can be processed on the same equipment as thermoset resins. Several RTM live demos will be performed with the Patriot Thermoplastic Innovator injection machine from Magnum Venus Products (MVP), to demonstrate the ease of processing of this new technology.

The main advantages of Elium® resins are the recyclability of composite parts, the use of well known processes (RTM, Infusion) to mold structural and semi-structural parts and the cost-effectiveness of the technology to make continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. The Elium® live demos can be attended in the CT Platon booth at Composites Europe (8a/A32) and in the Lean Mean Closed Mold Machine Super Demo area, produced by Composites One at the CAMX.

In addition to the Elium® range and Luperox® organic peroxides – used as initiator for Elium® resins - Arkema is developing a large range of high performance materials, additives and adhesives, for applications involving composites with a thermoset or a thermoplastic matrix:
A polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) called Kepstan® to replace metal in extreme conditions (aerospace, offshore)
The Rilsan® range, a high-performance polyamide that is 100% bio-sourced and which gives thermoplastic composites resistance to abrasion and impacts, even at low temperatures.
Additives like Nanostrength®, Orgasol® polyamides significantly improve the natural resistance properties of composites.
Lastly, AEC Polymers, an Arkema subsidiary specialized in structural adhesives, markets BlackMamba® waterproof sealant adhesives and SAF® structural adhesives, for complex composite assemblies.



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