Don't miss the leading international composites show in March 2024!
JEC World is the world's leading trade show dedicated to composite materials and their applications. Organized in Paris, JEC World is the industry's leading trade show, welcoming the main players in the market, gathered to develop their business and their network, but also to share their innovations. JEC World it is 33000 visitors, 1200 exhibitors and 112 countries represented.
A unique portfolio of materials for your Composites!
The composites market, a dual challenge of performance and sustainability!
Arkema's innovative and sustainable materials address some of the major challenges facing our society:
- Decarbonizing the industry
- Accelerating the development of new energies
- Promoting the circular economy
- Taking actions for health and well-being
Rilsan® Polyamide 11 for Hydrogen Tank Liners and Hydrogen Fuel Lines
The excellent intrinsic resistance of Rilsan® Polyamide 11 to low temperatures explains its efficiency as a protection barrier for hydrogen tank liner, the key component to ensure the safety of hydrogen storage in FCEV vehicles. Hydrogen tanks experience huge internal pressure variations and Rilsan® Polyamide 11 is proven to resist crack generation and blistering in case of compression and decompression. In addition, Rilsan® Polyamide 11 is extremely lightweight which is perfect for electrical vehicle manufacturers that are always looking to reduce weight. Another key advantage of Rilsan® Polyamide 11 is its ease of processing. Whether it be rotomoulding, extrusion blow molding, injection molding and welding or extrusion, there is a Rilsan® Polyamide 11 grade that fits the bill. This high-performance polyamide is not only useful for onboard fuel tanks but can also be used in hydrogen supply Infrastructures such as filling stations.
The challenging requirements needed to produce hydrogen fuel lines and connectors are very similar to those of traditional fuel lines in thermal vehicles. As plastic parts are mainly under-chassis, they are exposed to harsh external environments such as road salts and rocks. Rilsan® Polyamide 11 has a solid track record for fuel line applications due to its excellent chemical resistance and mechanical properties such as resistance to impact, temperature, and pressure. In addition to this, it has excellent barrier properties compared to other thermoplastics which is key to avoid hydrogen loss. Associated with other materials in multi-layer structures, Arkema offers a full range of grades based on Rilsan® Polyamide 11 that can be easily processed.
Elium® resins, now available with recycled content
In 2023, Arkema launched new Elium® resins using recycled contents that increase sustainability of composites parts.
A first generation of Elium® containing at least 18% of recycled material is already available on the most popular grades and a formulation with 92% of recycled material is currently under test.
The properties of these new Elium® resins remain the same as the previous grades with virgin components, from processability, manufacturing conditions to final composites and the same performance. The only difference is a lower environmental impact of the matrix used to manufacture composites and more sustainable parts than ever with Elium®.
Elium® is a unique solution for manufacturing composite parts using the same methods as those used for standard liquid resin parts, and include the major advantages of a resin designed for recycling.
Discover our solutions on Arkema’s booth, the 2 recycling processes will be explained with the different steps.
Kepstan® PEKK, one K makes all the difference
Lightweight, strong and resistant to (almost) everything
This high-performance material provides a unique combination of properties over a very wide range of temperatures. This polymer family has exceptional advantages for processing and expands the application possibilities offered by the PAEK family. Kepstan® PEKK is widely used for the aerospace sector, in partnership with Hexcel.
Learn more about Kepstan® PEKK
UDX® Arkema composites
are also semi-finished products!
UDX® PPA is a very high performance product particularly suited to the manufacture of high-pressure hydrogen gas storage tanks, thanks in particular to the properties of Rilsan® Matrix, which makes up the matrix of this composite.
Rilsan® Matrix is a polypthalamide with a unique combination of properties:
- high glass transition temperature (150°C), allowing it to resist the high self-heating of the tank during rapid filling,
- low melting point (260°C) allowing a reasonable process temperature for the implementation of the composite tape and thus an easy manufacturing of the tank.
Additives for tougher composites
Whether you need to improve toughness, strength, curing, adhesion or simply initiate the polymerization of your matrix, we have a solution withing our portfolio.
Reinforce the thoughness of your system:
The Orgasol® ultra fine polyamide powders are particularly adapted to epoxy matrix, and highly efficient thanks to their spherical shape combined with a narrow particle size distribution.
The nanostructured acrylic block copolymers Nanostrength® act as additives at the very heart of the material. They help enhance the impact resistance of the matrix with no loss of module or temperature stability. They can be used both in epoxy or vinyl ester composite matrices and in structural adhesives.
Graphistrength® carbon nanotubes significantly improve the mechanical strength of composites. They also prevent the build-up of electric charges in the resulting components.
Control the rheology of your composite:
Lower VOCs of your matrix with specialty crosslinkers:
Initiate polymerization efficiently:
Sartomer® photoinitiators come in handy for hybrid systems involving a UV or LED curing step.
Piezotech®, electroactive polymers for high-tech applications
Graphistrength® multi walled carbon nanotubes significantly improve the mechanical strength of composites. Dispersed in a ...
Nanostrength® is a new family of self-assembling block copolymers that organize on the nanometer scale. When blended into a polymer ...
Luperox® peroxyketals are used to synthesize polystyrene resins, and as crosslinking agents for polyolefins or engineered rubber ...
Luperox® tertiary-butyl and tertiary-amyl hydroperoxides are widely used as chemical intermediates and as free radical ...
Pebax® thermoplastic elastomers consist of polyamide and polyether backbone blocks. ...
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) resins and copolymers designed for extreme inertness in harsh environments, flame & smoke properties, weather ...
High performance polyamides that deliver toughness, flexibility, chemical resistance, and permeation resistance. Many grades are bio-based.
Engineered resins for Pultrusion
Sartomer® resins include unique solutions to revolutionize the pultrusion ...Read more
Efficient manufacturing of lightweight composite designs
Advanced Resins for Toughening
- When ?
From March 5 to 7, 2024
- Where ?
Paris Nord, Villepinte.
- Booth ?
Booth 5T40 - Hall 5A