Arkema develops a huge number of specialty surfactant and polyol formulations.
These formulations are necessary for the manufacturing processes of the following ranges of products or applications.
Fatty amines and their derivatives impart a number of properties to straight oils, in particular smoothness, water-repellency, corrosion inhibition, and friction modification.
Alkoxylated derivatives are used to formulate stable emulsions.
Arkema offers lubrication and surface treatment manufacturers a comprehensive range of additives and intermediates for the synthesis of additives used in lubricant packages:
Arkema produces diol-based polyether-polyols and dianol, used to soften epoxy resins while maintaining their chemical stability.
Arkema also develops coalescing agents and plasticizers to control film formation. These surfactants are added at the final formulation stage.
Arkema offers specialty polyether polyols (diols, triols and tetrols) for the synthesis of acrylic and methacrylic polyfunctional monomers.
Polyether alcohols allow the synthesis of monofunctional monomers as well as the synthesis of oligomers with enhanced properties (heat or chemical stability).
Arkema develops for plastics, composites and polymers, additives and synthesis intermediates such as:
- The Noroplast® range used as internal antistatic additives in polyolefin masterbatches (BOPP, PP, PE, etc.). These products help dissipate the electrostatic charges, therefore prevent discharge phenomena, the build-up of dust, and problems during processing.
- Noramium®and Noramox® are used as external additives for PVC and PU.
Arkema's liptol de-inking agents are made from fatty alcohols specially developed for paper de-inking. They help achieve high brightness while minimizing fiber loss.
The liptol range also has a beneficial effect on the following parameters:
- cleanliness of the paste
- performance of de-inking cell
- stickies (impurities)
- formation of deposits
- operation of the paper machine
Arkema offers the water industry Dinoram® filming diamines and Noramox® or Dinoramox® solubilisers. These additives are used in the treatment of boiler water to which they impart corrosion inhibiting and dispersant properties.
Arkema offers the agrochemical industry emulsifiers and dispersants based on the chemistry of fatty amines and alkoxylates.
Arkema's ethoxylated alcohols and oil, and amine derivatives aim to fulfill the needs for the formulation of plant and crop protection additives.
Arkema assists manufacturers of various sealing systems with both anhydrous and emulsion techniques.
The Dinoram® and Stabiram® ranges enable the stable emulsion of bitumen formulations designed to coat or impregnate the sealing systems.
These emulsifiers can also enable the proper control of the rheology of emulsions.
Certain additives in the Dinoram® and Cecabase® ranges can be used as wetting agents, dispersing agents or processing aids for anhydrous formulations.
Arkema offers a customized approach based on a detailed understanding of the phenomena involved in specific bitumen systems.
The additives developed by Arkema are used in architectural concrete. Inipol® may be added to concrete release fluids to improve surface finish. Surfaline® alkoxylates are used to help emulsify mineral or vegetable oils.
In the cosmetics sector, Arkema offers a comprehensive range of alkoxylates and additives.
Arkema has developed Amphoram® for use as a cosurfactant to boost the antidandruff effect of zinc salts.
This mild plant-based amphoteric surfactant is non-irritant and has no sensitizing effect. It contains no preserving agent. Its use is straightforward and it produces clear formulations.