3D Printing Materials Arkema Increases Production of High Performance Polymers

Editor: Alexander Stark

Arkema recently doubled the capacity of their Kepstan Pekk (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) product line in France and confirms its future investment at its Mobile site (Alabama, US).

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Pekk is a high performance polymer
Pekk is a high performance polymer
(Source: Arkema)

Mobile/USA — According to the company, the world-scale Pekk plant is expected to come on stream in the second half of 2018. These investments are intended to serve the growing needs of the carbon fiber reinforced composites and additive manufacturing (3D printing) markets.

Pekk is the latest addition to the Paek (Poly-Aryl-Ether-Ketone) brand. The manufacturer claims that these lightweight materials would significantly increase the number of applications by offering a wider range of processing techniques and thermo-mechanical properties.