PLAST, one of the world's leading events for the plastics and rubber industry, is held in Milan every three years. The 2012 edition from May 8th to 12th will enable Arkema to reaffirm its position as a key player of the polymer and plasticiser industry with its ranges of PMMA acrylic glass, functional polyolefins, heat-sealing copolyamides, PVDF, plastic additives and organic peroxides. These various products will be showcased on stand C46 - Hall 9 through four application hubs: transportation/automotive, energy, lifestyle, and construction.
o Altuglas® acrylic resins
This range of PMMA resins offers an outstanding combination of properties and performances for aesthetically and finely designed objects: excellent optical clarity, weathering resistance, and high design flexibility. These Altuglas® resins are available in a large number of grades and colours so as to fulfil the precise requirements of extrusion moulding and injection moulding applications.
o Functional polyolefins
o Evatane® Ethylene - Vinyl Acetate (EVA) copolymers are used for the manufacture of hotmelt glues and adhesives as well as in cable applications.
o Lotryl® Ethylene - Acrylate copolymers are used for the manufacture of thermofoil, profiles and flexible pipes.
o Orevac® and Lotader® coextrusion binders are used in multilayer packaging and thermofoil.
o Heat-sealing copolyamides
Platamid® copolyamides are used for bonding materials in the textile industry (garments and automotive interior trims). 100% or partially bio-sourced Platamid® are also available.
o PVDF fluorinated polymers
Kynar® Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) is valued for its excellent toughness in metal coatings for chemical engineering, cable manufacture, and in the form of film as protective layer for the backsheet of photovoltaic panels. Kynar® and Kynar Flex® PVDF grades for injection moulding and extrusion are used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries for their outstanding corrosion resistance.
o Plastic additives, impact modifiers and process aids:
o Durastrength® acrylic impact modifiers impart excellent properties in terms of impact resistance, primarily for rigid PVC and engineering plastics such as polycarbonate (PC) and PC alloys (PC/ABS, PC/Polyesters, etc.).
o Clearstrength® MBS (Methyl Methacrylate, Butadiene and Styrene) copolymer impact modifiers are used in applications in which PVC requires high transparency and impact resistance. Their main applications are laminated and extruded film and sheet, blown bottles, and pipes.
o Plastistrength® acrylic additives are used as process aid for the most rigid vinyl formulations such as profiles, pipes, laminated sheet, blow-moulded bottles, and foam profiles and sheet.
o Luperox® organic peroxides are key in many processes:
o Radical polymerisation of commodity polymers like polystyrene and styrene copolymers, PVC, low density polyethylene and acrylics. They work directly on the monomer during polymerisation.
o The cold and hot curing of unsaturated polyester resins.
o Crosslinking, which consists in bonding polymer chains together to improve their mechanical properties, including temperature stability.
Come to discover all these products on Arkema stand Hall 9 - Booth C46
A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, approxim 13,200 employees and 9 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of Euros5.9 billion* and holds leadership positions in all of its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands. The world is our inspiration.
*Turnover and headcount of continuing operations, excluding Vinyl Products activities subject to divestment project.