Partners to Develop High Temperature Polyamides from Renewable Sources

Published on April 28, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Arkema and Toyobo have decided to form a strategic partnership to develop high temperature polyamides made from renewable resources. Under this collaboration, Arkema and Toyobo will promote a new generation of high temperature polyamides with improved technical properties and lower environmental footprint.

The new products initially consist of two ranges with melting points around 250°C and 315°C, with a very low moisture pick up and a bioba sed content up to 70%. Their unique properties make them particularly suitable for highly technical metal replacement applications in consumer electronics and automotive applications, when high temperature resistance and dimensional stability are requested and where plastics could not be used before.

Toyobo is a Japanese leading producer of specialty polyamides, film and fibers with a unique know-how in injection molding applications and metal replacement.

Arkema is the world leader of biobased polyamides and biobased monomers for polyamides. Arkema recently launched Rilsan HT, the only flexible HTPA to replace metal and save costs in highly technical automotive applications.

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