France: Specialty Powders Arkema Invests 23 Million Dollars for Expanding Global Polyamides Powders Capacities
The expansion will take place at the firm’s Mont site in France and is aimed at increasing the global production capacity by more than 50 %. The move has been undertaken to meet the strong worldwide demand in ultra-high performing powders for industrial applications, in particular in the coatings, composite and 3D printing markets.
France – Arkema is to increase its global specialty polyamides powders capacities by more than 50 % at its Mont site in France. These powders are marketed under the brand name Orgasol. This expansion is scheduled to come on stream in the second half of 2019.
Orgasol specialty polyamides powders are known for their exceptionally tightly controlled particle size distribution and their outstanding toughness. They are often specified as ultra-high performing formulation additives, notably for coatings and advanced composite materials, as well as in 3D printing.
This project will support the steady customer growth in these industrial applications. This latest expansion announcement for Arkema’s specialty polyamides demonstrates its commitment to its global customer base.
The company has recently announced substantial investments in Asia for its Rilsan polyamide 11 and Rilsamid polyamide 12 product lines, and is now focusing on the Orgasol specialty powders portfolio.