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Arkema at JEC World 2017: Unveils Next-Gen Composites for Auto & Wind Power

Composites solutions for lightweighting materials represent one of Arkema’s main research vectors. The Group offers innovative solutions for recyclable high performance composites geared for the automotive and wind power sectors.

The JEC World 2017 tradeshow, be held in Paris - Villepinte from 14 to 16 March, is showcasing Arkema’s latest composites innovations (Stand U39 – Hall 5).

At the Service of Carmakers

  • Saving weight in order to reduce fuel consumption and recycling end-of-life materials are key issues for the transportation sector. 

  • According to European regulations, CO2 emission ceilings per car will go from 130 down to 95g/km by 2020. 

  • Carmakers are also required to use 95% of recyclable or reusable materials in their vehicles.

Elium®, the Strength of a Composite, the Recyclability of a Thermoplastic

  • Combining mechanical strength and recyclability, 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.

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The Elium® resin offers a further key asset, namely its processing suitability using the automated mass production of parts without the need for subsequent finish machining (“net shape” process), therefore meeting the high production throughput demanded by the automotive industry

» Publication Date: 15/03/2017

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [609149].

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