Arkema Expands Production Line for Orgasol Polyamide Powders in France
Arkema has expanded its new production line for ultra-high performance polyamide 12 powders, marketed under the brand name Orgasol at the Mont plant in France. With this introduction, the group has increased its global capacity by over 50 percent to cater to the increasing demand for niche industrial applications in personal care, coatings, composites, and 3D printing.
Arkema has made an approximate investment of 20 million euros in specialty polyamide powders with an objective to contribute to the Group’s strategy and accelerate its development in advanced materials.
The polyamide 12 powders have narrow particle size distribution and outstanding toughness. They are often used in high-performance formulations for personal care and coatings markets, as well as in advanced composite materials for the aerospace market.
Erwoan Pezron, Global President, Technical Polymers Business Line, commented, “With this new production capacity, we continue to actively support our customers’ continued growth in cutting edge applications, notably in high-performance coatings, composites, and 3D printing.”