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Arkema Showcased Carbon Nanotube-based Masterbatch and more at Formnext 2018

Published on 2018-12-19. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Polymer Reinforcement    

Arkema showcased its newly launched ‘3D Printing Solutions by Arkema’ platform at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt. The Group will exhibit a range of industrial parts based on Kepstan® PEKK. Among ultra-high performance thermoplastic materials, Kepstan® PEKK is uniquely positioned as the only material amenable to both filament extrusion and powder bed fusion technologies.

Range of Innovative Products from Arkema

Arkema introduced Graphistrength® C M17-20, a Kepstan® PEKK
based multi wall Carbon Nanotube masterbatch at Formnext 2018

Arkema also introduced Graphistrength® C M17-20, a Kepstan® PEKK based multi wall carbon nanotube masterbatch designed to impart ESD properties in filament printing applications.

Graphistrength® multi-wall carbon nanotubes feature remarkable physico-chemical properties, making this type of material a solution in many areas. Tougher than steel, lightweight and an electrical conductor, Graphistrength® multi-wall carbon nanotubes can be used in countless applications.

Arkema highlighted its comprehensive range of Rilsan® bio-based fine polyamide powders for powder bed fusion technologies. These high performance polyamides have become the materials of choice in the design and manufacture of final production parts and are specified in a growing number of critical applications thanks to their unparalleled mechanical strength and durability.

Products featured during the event also included a unique selection of tailor made monomers and oligomers that allow greater freedom of design and customized properties such as:
  • Impact resistance
  • Higher resolution
  • Greater flexibility
  • Improved process-ability
  • Increased toughness
  • Increased transparency

3D Printing: The Effective Manufacturing Process

Together with their partners, they also featured Rilsan® polyamide 11 grades with added functionality, opening up a wider scope of possibilities in terms of applications and properties. For example Advanced Laser Materials, LLC and Prodways Materials showcased reinforced polyamide grades. These materials exhibit unique properties such as greater rigidity for higher temperature applications and superior dimensional stability.

“Arkema aims at assisting industrial players in adopting 3D Printing as an effective and enabling industrial manufacturing process” said Guillaume de Crevoisier, Global Business Director for 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema.

Through its Sartomer business unit, Arkema introduced brand new products from the N3xtDimension® line of UV-curable engineered resins. These resins help additive manufacturers yield unique high end properties, high definition, and fulfill performance and regulatory requirements for a wide range of industrial applications.

Source: Arkema
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