Arkema Partners with French National Center for Scientific Research to Open UV-Curable Materials Lab
Arkema is partnering with the CNRS and the Université de Haute-Alsace to create a new lab at the Mulhouse Institute of Materials Science, which will help accelerate research into photopolymerization. According to the company, the technology is a future-oriented technology that improves energy savings and doesn’t require the use of solvents. The partnership will also explore new and more sustainable UV-curable materials.
“Arkema is delighted to launch this new joint laboratory with the CNRS and the University of Haute-Alsace to accelerate our fruitful collaboration,” said Armand Ajdari, R&D director at Arkema. “The evolution of photopolymerization techniques favor more efficient and sustainable processes, materials and solutions, in line with Arkema's strategy."
“Our goal is to design more sustainable specialty photopolymer materials for applications such as adhesives, 3D-printing, composites, electronics, and coatings, focusing on new market developments like new energies, clean mobility, home efficiency, and lightweight materials. This initiative will support us to offer better sustainability throughout the value chain,” said Laurent Peyronneau, vice president at Arkema Coating Additives.