Italy/France: Speciality Compounding New Range of PVDF Composite Compounds

Editor: Alexander Stark

Arkema has announced a partnership with Xenia Materials to produce carbon fiber composite compounds based on Kynar PVDF with elastic modulus of up to 15,000 MPa.

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Xenia will bring to market a new series of short carbon-fiber filled PVDF thermoplastic composite grades.
Xenia will bring to market a new series of short carbon-fiber filled PVDF thermoplastic composite grades.
(Source: Xenia)

Colombes/France — In collaboration with Arkema, Xenia has developed a range of PVDF composite compounds for injection and extrusion processes directed toward a wide range of specialty applications such as heavy duty chemical and industrial processing.

The new compounds feature exceptional mechanical properties, with elastic modulus of up to 15,000 MPa and outstanding resistance to a very wide range of aggressive chemicals. Parts and pieces made from these compounds may be further processed by traditional welding and fabrication methods already commonly employed with standard Kynar PVDF grades.

According to Dr. Anthony Bonnet, global research director for Arkema’s technical polymers business, this collaboration would further extend the partnership recently developed in adjacent high performance polymers like long chain polyamides and Pebax elastomers.

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