Arkema Introduces New Composites for the Automotive and Power Industries

Arkema Introduces New Composites for the Automotive and Power Industries

At the JEC World 2017 tradeshow in Paris, Arkema introduced its latest innovations in composite materials. For carmakers, the company introduced Elium, which it says has “the strength of a composite and the recyclability of a thermoplastic.”

Arkema’s Elium resin allows the manufacture of thermoplastic composite parts that can replace metal. The resulting parts feature identical mechanical properties to thermoset parts. They are 50% lighter than steel, with the added benefit of being thermoformable and fully recyclable, the company says.

Arkema also introduced Clearstrength XT100, a Methacrylate-Butadiene-Styrene (MBS) core/shell impact modifier. This product was designed to meet the technical requirements of thermoset applications such as structural adhesives (e.g., methacrylates and epoxy) and high-performance composites.

 

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