Arkema sees promising new market potential for its patent-pending Kynar® foam extrusion technology
These markets include oil and gas, where chemical and high temperature resistance are key, as well as the transportation market, which requires high temperature/low flame and smoke and lighter weight materials.
Other targeted markets include semiconductor, wire and cable and a wide range of industrial markets. With the thermal insulation properties inherent in these materials, this technology would be well suited for fluid transfer systems where heat retention is a key objective.
This new technology allows for density reductions of up to 45 percent depending upon process and structure. This reduction is a key benefit in markets such as the chemical process industry and the marine and geomembrane markets. The density reductions will not only provide materials that are cost advantageous for these markets, the reductions will provide materials that maintain their chemical, corrosion and UV resistance while offering excellent durability and weatherability.
Ron Partridge, who manages Kynar® business development for foam, says, “Arkema is extremely excited by the benefits that this technology will bring to our customers who are looking for lighter weight and more cost effective solutions to today’s materials challenges.” Arkema is a leading global producer of polyvinylidene fluoride resin, under the Kynar® trademark, with manufacturing facilities on three continents.
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