Arkema expands its polyamide capacity by 50% in France

To support the strong worldwide demand in ultra-high performing powders for industrial applications, in particular in the coatings, composite and 3D printing markets, 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 investment of around €20 M will come on stream in the H2 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 the 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.