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Arkema Increases PEKK Capacities to Meet Future Demand

Arkema, Inc., February 28, 2017
Arkema recently doubled the capacity of their Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) product line in France and has confirmed its future investment at its Mobile site (Alabama, United States) in a world-scale PEKK plant expected to come on stream in the second half of 2018. These investments will serve the growing needs of the carbon fiber reinforced composites and additive manufacturing (3D printing) markets, confirming Arkema’s continued commitment to develop lightweight materials, one of their six innovation platforms. PEKK is the latest addition to the PAEK (Poly-Aryl-Ether-Ketone) family which, according to Arkema,  significantly increases the number of applications suitable for these very high performance polymers by offering a wider range of processing techniques and thermo-mechanical properties.
 

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