France: Joint Venture Arkema and Barray to Jointly Offer High Performance Composite Solutions
Barrday and Arkema have created a joint venture to manufacture and market carbon fiber and specialty polymer tapes for the growing oil and gas industrial market.
Colombes/France — The new venture, to be named Barrflex TU, will supply thermoplastic composite solutions to the various players of the oil and gas industrial markets.
The tapes will deliver substantial improvements in terms of weigh reduction (replacement of metal) and corrosion resistance for the flexible pipes used in the deep offshore as well as onshore operations of tomorrow, the companies claim.
The complementary offerings of Barrday (experience in thermoplastic composite manufacture) and of Arkema’s range of specialty polymers and resins (PVDF, Polyamides 11 and 12, PEKK, etc.) is to enable Barrflex TU to fully capitalize on the growth of the oil and gas market by marketing a new comprehensive and integrated range of solutions.
The joint venture will be focused on satisfying customer composite tape requirements using any resin, fiber and the development of product and process technology.