Arkema has appointed Hamburg-based Velox GmbH as distributor for its Graphistrength multiwall carbon nanotube products.
In 2006, Arkema inaugurated Europe's first plant capable of producing 20 tons per year of multiwall carbon nanotubes, and has built a broad product portfolio for the polymer industry to include the elastomeric, thermoplastic, thermosetting, coating and adhesive sectors.
Thanks to its intrinsic outstanding mechanical and conductivity properties, Graphistrength can be used in numerous applications such as high strength composite materials, electronic components, conductive coatings, electrode material for batteries and fuel cells, etc.
Velox will offer the full Graphistrength product range across Europe (except in the UK where Hubron Specialty Limited is the appointed distributor). The range currently includes the pure Graphistrength products, and the extended range of masterbatches designed to ease incorporation and maximize Graphistrength added value into a whole range of elastomers, thermoplastics, resins and waterborne applications.
Velox already works closely with other Arkema businesses and distributes OXPEKK high performance polyketone from Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), an Arkema Company.