Capitalizing on its long-standing expertise in the manufacture of Rilsan® 11 high performance biopolymer derived from vegetable castor oil, Arkema aims at developing and valorizing its products made from renewable raw materials by launching the Arkema Renewables label.
Two new Arkema products from renewable raw materials are launched at the Kunststoffe 2007 tradeshow in Düsseldorf:
- Pebax® Rnew: The first range of thermoplastic elastomers produced from renewable raw materials, directly inspired by the chemistry of polyamide 11, a castor oil derivative. Pebax® Rnew offers the same outstanding properties as Pebax®, and fits perfectly into the eco-design concept.
- Platamid® Rnew: derived from 100% renewable raw materials, a new concept for thermoplastic hotmelt adhesives which, over the past 40 years, have brought efficient solutions to the most demanding bonding challenges.
Source: Arkema-press release, 2007-10-22.