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Arkema and SpecialChem launch online Polyamide 11 & 12 Technical Center


Arkema and SpecialChem launch online Polyamide 11 & 12 Technical Center to help designers and engineers to develop innovative products using Rilsan® polyamides unique properties.

Arkema’s Technical Polymers Business Unit is pleased to announce the start of a collaboration with Omnexus, a division of SpecialChem, to promote a variety of high-performance Rilsan® polyamide grades and their breadth of suitable applications.
Arkema and SpecialChem have partnered to provide designers and engineers a user-friendly online technical center that will allow them faster access to product selection, application features, and information about Arkema’s exciting new polyamide grades!

“Together these features will enhance our customers’ business by allowing faster product design and reduced time to market” says Thomas Grimaud, Business Manager Rilsan® Polyamides.

“We are extremely pleased to start this new collaboration with Arkema” says Christophe Cabarry, SpecialChem’s COO and Founder. “Materials like Rilsan® Polyamide 11 and 12 align themselves entirely with the Omnexus philosophy of diffusing and accelerating Innovation and Solutions within the plastics industry, all the way down to engineers and designers who are developing new products.”

Rilsan® polyamides, both injection molding and extrusion grades, offer a unique combination of high-performance attributes including excellent chemical resistance, toughness, abrasion resistance, ease-of-processing, and customized levels of flexibility.

SpecialChem is an online Innovation & Solutions Accelerator focusing on Specialty Chemicals and Plastics. It is active in markets like Polymer Additives and Colors, Adhesives and Sealants, and Paints, Coatings and Inks. SpecialChem expanded its coverage to the Plastics and Elastomers industry in December 2003 with the acquisition of OMNEXUS’ community and e-marketing activities, and it was re-launched as a completely NEW Omnexus platform in June 2004. SpecialChem was created in 2000 and is based in Paris, France.
A global chemical player, Arkema consists of 3 coherent and balanced business segments: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present in over 40 countries with 18,600 employees, Arkema achieves sales of 5.2 billion euros. With its 6 research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.


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