Research in CRDC
Arkema not only focused on the current market demands, but is also prepare today the innovative products that will shape our future. With strong scientific links with the Chinese scientific community, CRDC has the ambition to be a key part of the dynamic Chinese scientific ecosystem.
Arkema’s research is not only focused on the current needs of our customers and society as a whole (for example decreasing the environmental footprint of products and processes). It is also an innovation driven community which strives to anticipate market and societal needs and prepare today the innovative products that will shape our future.
The following three examples illustrate this point:
- New lithium salts that increase the safety and lifetime of Li-ion batteries;
- Block copolymers that provide an outstanding improvement of the mechanical properties of thermosets;
- Grafted polymers that have both the flexibility of polyolefins and the chemical and thermal resistance of polyamides.
Collaboration with the Chinese scientific community
CRDC has developed strong scientific links with Chinese academic laboratories. It has also established win-win partnerships through collaborative research programs with renowned academic or private groups all over China.
CRDC has the ambition to be a key part of the dynamic Chinese scientific ecosystem, and to make use of its competencies to participate in the Chinese global scientific effort towards a better world.