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Arkema at TECHTEXTIL presents its bio-based polymers for the textile market

Published on 2009-06-18. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema presented a preview of a new grade of Rilsan® PA11 , at TECHTEXTIL 2009, its 100% bio-sourced technical polymer - designed for the fiber market. This new Rilsan® PA11 grade is intended to produce bio-based fibers that combine a unique set of performances: light weight, soft touch, and resistance to bacteria, wear and abrasion.

Arkema also presented its other renewable technical polymers: Platamid® Rnew - the first 100% biobased hotmelt adhesive -, and Pebax® Rnew, the first engineering thermoplastic elastomer made from renewable resources, these specific emulsions being used in various textile applications.The manufacture of these various products is part of Arkema's strategy to increase its use of renewable raw materials.

At least, OPM, the new Arkema's subsidiary specialized in PEKK polymers, introduces its OXPEKK® Permetta™, an innovative high performance polymer adhesive films for high temperature textile adhesive applications.

Source: Arkema

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