By Dr. Cameron Chai
Arkema, a global chemical company and a specialist in impact modifiers for
PA, PC, PET and PBT, has created Lotader 2200, a new impact modifier range that
is suitable for applications requiring exceptional impact resistance at
extremely low temperatures.
Impact Modifier range for Polyamide 6 and 66 components
The new acrylate-based ethylene terpolymers are ideal for manufacturing PA66
components, including the lawnmower body, handle, hubcap, mirror and rearview.
The material has been developed based on customer demand in household,
industrial and automotive markets. Lotader impact modifiers are used globally to
process technical polymers such as polycarbonate (PC), thermoplastic polyesters
In addition, the company has developed Orevac IM300 impact modifier for PA6
components. The new grafted polyolefin grade provides an exceptional balance
between flexibility and resistance to cracks and impact at lower temperatures.
In addition, it maintains high fluidity for superior productivity. Arkema
delivers a comprehensive range of impact modifiers with the addition of two new
grades and thus, the company can meet the requirement of plastics
Arkema produces specialty chemicals that offer effective solutions to meet
challenges such as fossil fuel preservation, future of energy, access to
drinking water, climate change and need for lighter materials. The company has
operations in over 40 countries.