On May 28, the 1st anniversary of Arkema’s flagship store at Alibaba 1688.com, Arkema announced that its flagship store was officially upgraded to a brand pavilion, launching the e-commerce operation model “1+N” (i.e., Arkema + distributors). Through Alibaba’s mature e-commerce platform, experience, big data and traffic, combined with effective marketing moves, Arkema aims to develop more diverse business channels, bring more business opportunities, and drive organic business growth. The opening ceremony of the brand pavilion was held in Alibaba’s Hangzhou Headquarters. Mr. Xavier Durand-Delacre, Senior Vice President of Arkema Asia Pacific and President of Arkema Greater China, Ms. Xiaoyu Zhang, Regional President of Arkema’s Technical Polymers business in Asia Pacific, Ms. Congshan Li, General Manager of Alibaba Industrial Brands and Ms. Xuelian Qiu, Alibaba Industrial Brand Pavilion Director, along with several representatives of Arkema’s distributors, attended the ceremony.
Arkema reaches another milestone in its journey of growth in specialties with the planned acquisition of ArrMaz, a US-based leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure.
Arkema has chosen the location of Jurong Island in Singapore to build its new world-scale plant dedicated to the manufacture of the amino 11 monomer and its flagship Rilsan® polyamide 11 resins. With this 50% increase in its global capacities announced in July 2017, the Group supports strong demand from its customers in Asia for high-performance bio-sourced solutions addressing the major opportunity of material lightweighting in particular.
Arkema has successfully started up the 30% capacity extension of its photocure advanced liquid resin production plant in Nansha, located south of Canton, China. Inaugurated today, this new production line will help to meet the strong demand in Asia in the electronics, 3D printing, adhesives and inkjet printing markets. This investment supports Sartomer’s strategy to develop cutting-edge solutions for advanced and sustainable curing technologies.
Effective 1st June 2019, Thierry Parmentier will be joining Arkema with a view to taking up the post of Executive Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Communication on 1st July, replacing Michel Delaborde who will be retiring. Thierry Parmentier will also join the Executive Committee.
Arkema will promote its high performance materials for 3D Printing at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) 2019 Conference in Chicago, IL -US, from March 31 to April 4, 2019. During technical sessions, our experts will present how our materials contribute to unlock new industrial applications.
Arkema has successfully started up a Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) plant at its site near Mobile (Alabama – United States). Inaugurated today, this investment is a new step in Arkema’s ambitious growth strategy in high-performance polymers and advanced materials, the development of which is supported by the Group’s cutting-edge technologies in search of solutions for sustainable development.
Arkema has joined the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program, bringing a very high performance polymer to the program. The new PVDF-based filament is specifically designed for printing highly technical 3D parts that require extreme performance.
At the JEC Innovation Award ceremony on March 13, 2019, Arkema received first prize in the "Construction" category for its innovation entailing glass fiber-composite reinforcement for concrete and composite cables for prestressed concrete made with the Elium® resin.
At TCT Asia, Shanghai, February 21-23, Arkema will showcase its new collaborative innovations in advanced materials for all major 3D printing technologies: powder bed fusion, filament extrusion and UV curing.
Arkema will inaugurate a new first-class polyester resin manufacturing facility in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra on February 13, 2019. This new facility also includes a dedicated laboratory to provide both application development and technical support. The facility will help Arkema better serve customers in the fast growing powder coating market throughout India, as well as the Gulf Region and surrounding countries.
Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema, will feature the latest advancements in UV/EB curing products at CHINACOAT 2018. Sartomer Asia experts will share their deep understanding of the innovative solutions and technology needed to advance UV/EB curing performance for adhesives, specialty coatings, graphic arts and 3D printing at Arkema booth E37-42, Zone 7, Hall 2.1. In addition, Sartomer Asia will hold a technical seminar on newly developed polyester acrylates.
Coatex, a world leader specialized in rheology, reveals its solutions for low VOC waterborne formulations.
With other BUs of the Arkema Group, Coatex will highlight its thickeners and dispersing additives at the upcoming Chinacoat 2018 in Guangzhou, December 4th-6th 2018, Arkema hall 2.1 booth #E37-42
At Formnext 2018, Frankfurt, November 13-16, Arkema will showcase under its newly launched ‘3D Printing Solutions by Arkema’ platform, its market leading product portfolio and innovations for each of the major 3D Printing technologies: UV curing, powder bed fusion, and filament extrusion.
An experienced skipper in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race, with three podium places to his credit and now his fourth participation just a few days away, Lalou Roucayrol has been preparing assiduously for this solo transatlantic event due to set off from Saint-Malo (France) on 4 November.
With the last preparations underway, Lalou Roucayrol will be presenting the other skippers with a “KIT A PARTIR”, a repair kit devised jointly with the Arkema Group.
Arkema is expanding in engineering adhesives with the announcement of the acquisition of Afinitica, a Spanish company specializing in instant adhesives, also known as cyanoacrylates. This small targeted acquisition will enable Bostik to develop a solid position in adhesives used in markets with strong growth potential, including electronics and medical equipment, and in many other durable goods manufacturing applications.
With the creation of this new commercial platform, Arkema aims to address the needs of the demanding and innovative 3D printing markets. The new platform will leverage an extensive range of materials dedicated to each of the major 3D printing technologies, a proven expertise, and strategic partnerships with key players in additive manufacturing.
Thus “3D Printing Solutions by Arkema” will support the 3D printing sector as it grows into an industrial manufacturing technology.
Barrday Inc., a major player in the composite market, and Arkema announce the creation of a joint venture to manufacture and market carbon fiber and specialty polymer tapes for the growing oil and gas industrial market.
On July 2, the global leading specialty chemicals company Arkema held the opening ceremony of its China Research and Development (R&D) Center Phase II at Changshu, Jiangsu. The expanded R&D Center will further improve Arkema’s technical capabilities, support industrial activities in Asia, and help Asian customers to innovate in their respective markets. Mr. Xiaoming Zhou, Deputy Mayor of Changshu Municipal Government, Mr. Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Shanghai, Mr. Xavier Durand-Delacre, Senior Vice President of Arkema Asia Pacific and President of Arkema Greater China, Mr. Erwoan Pezron, Global President for Technical Polymers and Mr. Denis Bortzmeyer, Arkema Changshu R&D Director attended the opening ceremony.