Arkema has announced a partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Université de Haute-Alsace to open a new laboratory at the Institute of Material Sciences in Mulhouse.
This lab will help accelerate research into photopolymerization, a future-oriented technology that improves energy savings and doesn’t require the use of solvents, and explore new and more sustainable UV-curable materials.
“Arkema is delighted to launch this new joint laboratory with the CNRS and the University of Haute-Alsace to accelerate our fruitful collaboration. The evolution of photopolymerization techniques favor more efficient and sustainable processes, materials and solutions, in line with Arkema’s strategy”, commented Armand Ajdari, R&D Director at Arkema.
“Our goal is to design more sustainable specialty photopolymer materials for applications such as adhesives, 3D printing, composites, electronics, and coatings, focusing on new market developments like new energies, clean mobility, home efficiency, and lightweight materials. This initiative will support us to offer better sustainability throughout the value chain,” said Laurent Peyronneau, Vice President at Arkema Coating Additives.
Arkema has a long history of designing and marketing specialty materials for photopolymerization, through its flagship Sartomer product line, and custom formulations for 3D printing, through its N3xtDimension product line. UV-curable specialties are leading solutions and one of Arkema key low VOC technologies, together with waterborne, high solid and powder.
Find out more about Arkema at arkema.com.
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