Birdsboro, Pennsylvania – Speciality chemicals company Arkema is investing to expand the capabilities of its US thermoplastic elastomers production facilities in Birdsboro.
In a statement 6 Sept, the company said the investment would allow the manufacturing of new bio-sourced grades for the sports and electronics market.
The products, said Arkema, are part of the Pebax thermoplastic elastomer range.
The materials are particularly sought after for their light weight, impact resistance, sturdiness and flexibility at temperatures as low as -40°C.
The investment is part of the company’s bid to carry out further research and grow in areas such as weight reduction, design of materials and the development of bio-sourced products.