Arkema increases global Pebax elastomers production capacity by 40%

Andrew Snook   

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Serquigny plant in France. Image: Arkema.

Arkema recently announced that it has successfully started its new Pebax elastomer unit at the company’s Serquigny plant in France. The company stated that its new Pebax elastomer unit is designed with the latest advancements in industrial processes, and has the capabilities to produce the bio-circular Pebax Rnew and classical Pebax elastomer ranges – materials used extensively in sports equipment such as running shoes, soccer shoes and ski boots, as well as electronic devices, and other specialty markets such as antistatic additives and medical devices.

‘‘We are excited to start the production of this expansion in our Pebax elastomers capacity” said Erwoan Pezron, senior vice-president of Arkema’s High Performance Polymers Business Line. “This represents a great opportunity for us to meet growing demand in existing and new applications while simultaneously improving our processes as water consumption at the site will be reduced by approximately 25%.”

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