I D
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chementator Briefs
Natural wax coating Researchers from Aalto University (Finland; www.aalto.fi) have…
BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILEENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEREQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUSNEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment

Arkema starts up new polyamide 12 production line

By Mary Page Bailey |

Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) has successfully brought on stream a new production line for ultra-high-performance polyamide 12 powders at the Mont plant in France. The group thus increases its global capacity by over 50% to support the increase in demand for fast-growing niche industrial applications, in particular in the coatings, personal care, composites and 3D printing markets.

This investment of some €20 million in specialty polyamide powders at Mont in France will contribute to the Group’s strategy to accelerate its development in advanced materials.

Arkema’s specialty polyamide 12 powders are marketed under the brand name Orgasol. They are known for their narrow particle-size distribution and their toughness. They are often used in high-performance formulations for the coatings and personal care markets, as well as in advanced composite materials for the aerospace market. They are also extensively used in the fast-growing 3D printing market.

“The Mont site has a long, proven legacy in the production of specialty powders. With this new production capacity, we continue to actively support our customers’ continued growth in cutting edge applications, notably in high performance coatings, composites and 3D printing,” said Erwoan Pezron, Global President, Technical Polymers Business Line

Related Content

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Improving chemical production processes with IIoT and AI technologies
New filtration technology for highly corrosive media
PTA production: Lowering OPEX without compromising on quality
Sure that zero means zero in your zero-liquid discharge (ZLD) process?
How separation processes profit from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions

View More

Live chat by BoldChat