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“Powder coatings represent one of the fastest growing segments in our industry today due to their sustainability, durability and ease of use,” said Mike Iwaniw, global business manager, powder resins, at Arkema. “Arkema is strategically investing in zero-VOC powder technology as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, recyclability and innovation. We recently announced a new state-of-the-art lab dedicated to powder at our facility in Cary, N.C. and continue to explore growth opportunities worldwide.”

Arkema will showcase multiple products and technologies at Powder Coating Week 2022, including:

  • REAFREE® 6846 Saturated Carboxylated Polyester Resin, a new 50-50 hybrid resin for use in decorative and protective interior thermosetting powder coatings on metal substrates. The new polymer offers ultra-low temperature (130 -140º C) curing capabilities with excellent performance over metal with dissimilar part thicknesses.

  • A wide range of sustainable thermoplastic solutions for powder coatings:
    • Rilsan® Polyamide 11
    • Kepstan® PEKK
    • Kynar® PVDF
    • Pebax® Elastomer

In addition, Arkema will present the following:

Tuesday, March 8, 1:00 pm
OPENING KEYNOTE: “Sustainability in the Powder Coating Industry”
Chris Miller, senior global research director for coatings at Arkema

Tuesday, March 8, 2:00 pm
Session #6 High Performing and Sustainable Thermoplastic Powder Coatings
David Schilpp, account manager, high-performance polymers at Arkema

Miller’s keynote will focus on what sustainability means to the industry, the tools being developed to track progress, and the innovation challenges faced moving forward. Schilpp will lead a discussion on Arkema high-performing and sustainable thermoplastic solutions and the potential benefits, including abrasion resistance, high temperature performance, chemical resistance, and flexibility, to name a few.

Arkema will also discuss sustainable castor farming in India, the beginning of the chain to produce Polyamide 11, to emphasize the importance of sustainably sourced materials for the future.

Operations at the new lab in Cary, N.C. will focus on formulation and application/testing support for Arkema’s REAFREE® resins, including those made with polyester resins, hybrid systems, polyurethane resins, UV curable products, various additives and much more. Additionally, it will give researchers more immediate hands-on access to the Arkema test fence facility at the Cary, N.C., headquarters location, offering years of realistic exposure data across a range of resins and substrates.

To learn more, visit the Arkema booths #60 and #61 during the showcase session, March 7 and 8.

Additionally, visit, or contact your Arkema representative.

REAFREE®, RILSAN®, KEPSTAN®, KYNAR® and PEBAX® are registered trademarks of Arkema.

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