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Join an incredibly diverse group of manufacturers, OEMs, innovators, suppliers, distributors, and educators as they present the latest advancements in composites manufacturing, product design, and materials engineering.
From aerospace to automotive, construction to marine, industrial manufacturing to sporting goods, CAMX is the place to replace the materials of yesterday with more cost-efficient, high-performance composites that can form a brighter future.
The composites and advanced materials industry is shaping the way products are designed and developed in powerful new ways. Lighter, stronger, and more energy efficient, composites are integral to the future of smart and innovative manufacturing and product solutions for the future.
A broad portfolio of materials for your Composites!
The composites market, a dual challenge of performance and sustainability!
Arkema's innovative and sustainable materials address some of the major challenges facing our society:
- Decarbonizing the industry
- Accelerating the development of new energies
- Promoting the circular economy
- Taking actions for health and well-being
Elium® resins, now available with recycled content
In 2023, Arkema is launching new Elium® resins using recycled contents that increase sustainability of composites parts.
A first generation of Elium® containing at least 18% of recycled material is already available on the most popular grades and a formulation with 92% of recycled material is currently under test.
The properties of these new Elium® resins remain the same as the previous grades with virgin components, from processability, manufacturing conditions to final composites and the same performance.
The only difference is a lower environmental impact of the matrix used to manufacture composites and more sustainable parts than ever with Elium®.
Elium® is a unique solution for manufacturing composite parts using the same methods as those used for standard liquid resin parts, and include the major advantages of a resin designed for recycling.
Learn more about Elium® solutions
Kepstan® PEKK, one K makes all the difference
Lightweight, strong and resistant to (almost) everything
This high-performance material provides a unique combination of properties over a very wide range of temperatures. This polymer family has exceptional advantages for processing and expands the application possibilities offered by the PAEK family. Kepstan® PEKK is widely used for the aerospace sector, in partnership with Hexcel.
Learn more about Kepstan® PEKK
UDX® Arkema composites
are also semi-finished products!
UDX® PPA is a very high performance product particularly suited to the manufacture of high-pressure hydrogen gas storage tanks, thanks in particular to the properties of Rilsan® Matrix, which makes up the matrix of this composite.
Rilsan® Matrix is a polypthalamide with a unique combination of properties:
- high glass transition temperature (150°C), allowing it to resist the high self-heating of the tank during rapid filling,
- low melting point (260°C) allowing a reasonable process temperature for the implementation of the composite tape and thus an easy manufacturing of the tank.
Additives for tougher composites
Whether you need to improve toughness, strength, curing, adhesion or simply initiate the polymerization of your matrix, we have a solution withing our portfolio.
Reinforce the thoughness of your system:
Sartomer® Advanced Resins masterbatch version of the core shell offers a ready to use uniform predispersion. Sartomer® liquid urethane (meth)acrylate oligomers can also be introduced into the matrix to fine-tune the mechanical properties.
Orgasol® ultra fine polyamide powders are particularly adapted to epoxy matrix, and they are highly efficient thanks to their spherical shape combined with a narrow particle size distribution.
Nanostrength® nanostructured acrylic block copolymers act as additives at the very heart of the material. They help enhance the impact resistance of the matrix with no loss of module or temperature stability. They can be used both in epoxy or vinyl ester composite matrices and in structural adhesives.
Graphistrength® carbon nanotubes significantly improve the mechanical strength of composites. They also prevent the build-up of electric charges in the resulting components.
Control the rheology of your composite:
Specialty crosslinkers and bio-based monomers:
Initiate polymerization efficiently:
Sartomer® photoinitiators come in handy for hybrid systems involving a UV or LED curing step.
Adhesives and Sealant solutions
3D Printing solutions meet composites
Arkema offers a comprehensive portfolio of high performance materials for additive manufacturing. The partnership between Continuous Composites and Arkema combines Continuous Composites’ patented continuous fiber 3D printing technology (CF3D®) with N3xtDimension® UV resin solutions. PolyMat™ High Tg was developed for printing of continuous carbon and glass fibers to produce lightweight, high temperature performance structures.
Designed for powder bed fusion, Rilsan® fine powders Polyamide 11 are 100% bio-based materials and recyclable thanks to Arkema’s Virtucycle® program.
Kepstan® PEKK has also partnered with 9T Labs (Zurich), a start-up specializing in the 3D printing of thermoplastic composites that has developed a technology to automate the manufacture of composites using AM and advanced software algorithms.
Piezotech®, electroactive polymers for high-tech applications
These polymers have remarkable potential for monitoring the structural health of composites like hydrogen tanks, wind turbine blades etc.: high sensitivity to acoustic waves, deformation, and temperature. They are used in acoustic detection to identify cracks and impacts or in ultrasonic sensors to generate waves and then detect the differences in propagation, thus allowing a fine analysis of the structure.
Compared to standard piezoelectric ceramics, sensors based on Piezotech® can be mounted on curved surfaces because they are flexible. Also, due to their polymeric nature, they can be integrated into the core of composite like tanks and can be printed on large surfaces. The absence of toxic and non-recyclable heavy metals, their light weight and low energy consumption make them the materials of choice for the intelligent composites of tomorrow.
Rilsan® Matrix is a series of high temperature, high performance polyamide resins especially designed for light weight automotive ...
Graphistrength® multi walled carbon nanotubes significantly improve the mechanical strength of composites. Dispersed in a ...
Nanostrength® is a new family of self-assembling block copolymers that organize on the nanometer scale. When blended into a polymer ...
Luperox® peroxyketals are used to synthesize polystyrene resins, and as crosslinking agents for polyolefins or engineered rubber ...
Luperox® tertiary-butyl and tertiary-amyl hydroperoxides are widely used as chemical intermediates and as free radical ...
Pebax® thermoplastic elastomers consist of polyamide and polyether backbone blocks. ...
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) resins and copolymers designed for extreme inertness in harsh environments, flame & smoke properties, weather ...
High performance polyamides that deliver toughness, flexibility, chemical resistance, and permeation resistance. Many grades are bio-based.
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From October 30 to November 2, 2023
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