Arkema to Focus on Aerospace & Industrial Applications of PEKK

SpecialChem - Jun 8, 2011

After acquiring in 2009 Oxford Performance Materials, an American company specializing in PEKK (polyether ketone ketone), Arkema has decided to concentrate its development efforts on the PEKK industrial business and to sell its PEKK medical business. PEKK ultra high performance polymers address two distinct major markets: materials used particularly in the aerospace and oil and gas industries, and medical implants. With its extensive expertise in technical polymers (polyamides, PMMA, PVDF), Arkema has decided to promote the development of its PEKK industrial business, and to sell its PEKK medical business to the original founders of Oxford Performance Materials. On the basis of its long-standing interest in polymers...

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