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Arkema - High Performance Polymers

About Arkema

Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address the ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition of becoming a pure player in Specialty Materials by 2024, the Group is structured into 3 complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments -Adhesive solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions. Specialty Materials account for some 82% of the Groups sales and is a well-positioned and competitive Intermediate segment. The Group reported sales of around €8 billion in 2020, and operates in...


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Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address the ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition of becoming a pure player in Specialty Materials by 2024, the Group is structured into 3 complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments -Adhesive solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions. Specialty Materials account for some 82% of the Groups sales and is a well-positioned and competitive Intermediate segment. The Group reported sales of around €8 billion in 2020, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,600 employees worldwide

Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address the ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition of becoming a pure player in Specialty Materials by 2024, the Group is structured into 3 complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments -Adhesive solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions. Specialty Materials account for some 82% of the Groups sales and is a well-positioned and competitive Intermediate segment. The Group reported sales of around €8 billion in 2020, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,600 employees worldwide

Arkema is committed to providing the highest quality materials for the medical market. For ten years, Arkema has supplied medical grades with its High Performance Polymers products. An extensive range of medical grades are available from its main product lines (Pebax® SA 01 MED, Rilsan® MED, Rilsamid® MED, Rilsan® Clear MED and Kynar® MED) that Arkema sells exclusively to the medical device market worldwide. For example, High Performance Polymers medical grades are used to produce catheters, balloons, surgical tools, IV bags, transparent connectors and much more.

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PEBAX® MEDICAL GRADE POLYMERS

Medical grade Pebax® polyether block amides are plasticizerfree thermoplastic elastomers with a wide range of physical and mechanical properties achieved by varying the monomeric block types and ratios. Grades within the product range extend from soft and flexible properties similar to elastomers, to tough and rigitdproperties approaching polyamides performance characteristics.

RILSAN® CLEAR MEDICAL GRADE POLYAMIDES

Rilsan® Clear G170 MED and Rilsan® Clear G850 Rnew® MED polyamides offer the best combination of transparency, lightweight, and flexibility of transparent polymers commonly used in medical applications. It is more transparent than glass and more flexible than polycarbonate.

KYNAR® MEDICAL GRADE FLUOROPOLYMERS

Kynar® MED PVDF offers extreme performance where sterilization chemical resistance, high temperatures, and high purity are required. Readily processable via extrusion and injection molding, Kynar® MED PVDF has the properties and characteristics of other medical grade fluoropolymers and compliments the other polymers in the Arkema MED portfolio.

RILSAMID® MEDICAL GRADE POLYAMIDES

Medical grade Rilsan® polyamide 11 and Rilsamid® polyamide 12 are thermoplastic polymers used in applications that require the strength and performance characteristics of a true thermoplastic, while also offering sufficient flexibility and elongation approaching that of some elastomers. Rilsan® and Rilsamid® polymers are easy to process by most methods including extrusion, extrusion blow molding, injection molding, and rotomolding. The product matrix accommodates countless additives and filling agents, such as plasticizers, stabilizers, colorants, lubricants, impact modifiers, glass fiber and carbon fiber.

RILSAN® MEDICAL GRADE POLYAMIDES

Medical grade Rilsan® polyamide 11 and Rilsamid® polyamide 12 are thermoplastic polymers used in applications that require the strength and performance characteristics of a true thermoplastic, while also offering sufficient flexibility and elongation approaching that of some elastomers. Rilsan® and Rilsamid® polymers are easy to process by most methods including extrusion, extrusion blow molding, injection molding, and rotomolding. The product matrix accommodates countless additives and filling agents, such as plasticizers, stabilizers, colorants, lubricants, impact modifiers, glass fiber and carbon fiber.

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CATHETERS –MATERIAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

When designing catheters—PTCA, angioplasty, guidewires, guide catheters, stent delivery or neurology—material selection is of the utmost importance to achieve optimal performance for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

PEBAX® MED MEDICAL THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS

Pebax® MED elastomer is a plasticizer free thermoplastic elastomer made of rigid polyamide block and soft polyether block. For medical devices where a build-up of static charges can impair device performance, Pebax® MED elastomer can be used as an antistatic additive:

KYNAR® MEDICAL GRADE FLUOROPOLYMERS

Kynar® MED PVDF offers extreme performance where sterilization chemical resistance, high temperatures, and high purity are required. Readily processable via extrusion and injection molding, Kynar® MED PVDF has the properties and characteristics of other medical grade fluoropolymers and compliments the other polymers in the Arkema MED portfolio.

RILSAN® AND RILSAMID® MEDICAL GRADE POLYAMIDES

Medical grade Rilsan® polyamide 11 and Rilsamid® polyamide 12 are thermoplastic polymers used in applications that require the strength and performance characteristics of a true thermoplastic, while also offering sufficient flexibility and elongation approaching that of some elastomers. Rilsan® and Rilsamid® polymers are easy to process by most methods including extrusion, extrusion blow molding, injection molding, and rotomolding. The product matrix accommodates countless additives and filling agents, such as plasticizers, stabilizers, colorants, lubricants, impact modifiers, glass fiber and carbon fiber.

RILSAN® CLEAR MEDICAL GRADE POLYAMIDES

Rilsan® Clear G170 MED and Rilsan® Clear G850 Rnew® MED polyamides offer the best combination of transparency, lightweight, and flexibility of transparent polymers commonly used in medical applications. It is more transparent than glass and more flexible than polycarbonate.

PEBAX® MEDICAL GRADE POLYMERS

Medical grade Pebax® polyether block amides are plasticizer free thermoplastic elastomers with a wide range of physical and mechanical properties achieved by varying the monomeric block types and ratios. Grades within the product range extend from soft and flexible properties similar to elastomers, to tough and rigid properties approaching polyamides performance characteristics.

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Arkema - High Performance Polymers