Bostik and Arkema: Complete Solutions for Composites, Advanced Materials Industry

As an Arkema company, Bostik is part of a global and robust network of brands and products that provide complete solutions for the composites and advanced materials industry. Gain insight into the value these various solutions bring and how they can help you:

Adhesives for Composites and Advanced Materials

Bostik offers innovative, environmentally friendly adhesives designed specifically for composite applications in the automotive, aerospace, transportation and assembly markets. Providing lightweight yet durable and breathable bonds, these solutions help you:

  • Reduce overall weight
  • Decrease waste
  • Improve productivity
  • Enhance end-use products overall

Additionally, these products can be formulated with flame retardancy for increased safety and needed performance levels.

Polymers for Composites and Advanced Materials

Designed to meet the stringent requirements of aerospace, oil exploration and electronics applications, Arkema’s Kepstan® product line is a range of ultra-high performing polymers especially suited for sectors that seek lighter yet stronger materials. In particular, these polymers offer:

  • Superior thermal and mechanical properties
  • Extreme resistance to aggressive environments
  • Very high compressive strength
  • Excellent adhesion to fibers and metals

As a result, these solutions are particularly ideal and beneficial for civil and military aerospace projects.

Organic Perioxides for Composites and Advanced Materials

Arkema’s Luperox® organic peroxides are essential to the polymer and rubber industry worldwide. For the U.S. composites and advanced materials market especially, they are formulated in methyl ethyl ketone peroxide grades without phthalates, making them ideal for gel coat, polyester and vinyl ester resins.

Thermoplastic Resins for Composites and Advanced Materials

The first liquid thermoplastic resins designed for manufacturing composite parts, Arkema’s Elium® solutions are uniquely designed for:

  • Thermoforming
  • Recycling
  • Welding

Additionally, these products offer many beneficial properties to help your processes, including:

  • Seamless blend with glass or carbon fibers
  • Compatibility with conventional thermosetting resin transformation technologies
  • 30-50% lighter than the same parts made from steel with the same resistance
  • Transformation at room temperature

For more information on how these solutions are all ideal for composite and advance material applications, visit us at this year’s CAMX, or contact us today!

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