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Transportation

Exchanger road in town

The Arkema group supports the automotive and transportation industries in meeting the challenge of reducing CO2, emissions. To contribute to transportation which is increasingly reliable and respectful of the environment, the Group provides equipment manufacturers and car makers with a complete range of innovative products.

The Arkema group supports the automotive and transportation players to help them respond to the constant changes in this market. It designs innovative solutions for them and with them which enable the market players to lower their production costs and lighten the weight of vehicles. The parts based on its solutions must comply with increasingly stringent requirements in terms of safety, fuel economy and vehicle life cycle management.

Aerospace

Window airplane

As a long-standing partner to the aerospace sector, Arkema develops high performance products specifically designed for airplanes, helicopters, etc.

To meet the needs and standards of aircraft manufacturers for cutting down on fuel consumption and building sturdier, lighter, more comfortable and more secure aircraft, Arkema provides the right solutions with its extensive product range comprising:

  • high performance polymers, including Kepstan® PEKK, Kynar® PVDF foam, and PMMA acrylic glass from Altuglas (Arkema subsidiary)
  • Orgasol® polyamide powder additives and Polystrand® composite semi-finished products
  • "smart” high-tech adhesives and glues, and thermoplastic resins from Bostik.

Focus on... innovative glues on board

boeing decorated with the colors and logo of Bostik

A partner to the aerospace sector for over 60 years, Bostik (which joined the Arkema Group in early 2015) develops a large number of high-tech bonding solutions specifically for aerospace, which are invisible to passengers but vital for their safety and comfort.

They include, for example, the bonding of interior panels and laminates helping make trims and fittings lighter, and flame-retardant protective glues that slow the spread of flames in the event of a fire.

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