New resins with enhanced chemical resistance

Altuglas International, a Business Unit of Arkema launches new acrylic resin range with enhanced chemical resistance.

There are three grades available, depending on the final properties required: Altuglas CR 8, Altuglas CR 12 and Altuglas HCR 3.

Altuglas CR 8 and Altuglas CR 12 offer good resistance to chemicals and good impact resistance (Altuglas CR 12 has the higher shock and chemical resistance properties of the two grades). Altuglas HCR 3 offers very high chemical resistance, good thermal properties and excellent surface hardness (Rockell).

These new grades retain the basic properties of transparency and durability that have built the reputation of all Altuglas acrylic grades.

They can be formed by extrusion or injection and are recommended for such applications as bathroom fittings, meeting the EN 13559 standard, automotive body parts (very high resistance to cleaning agents) and the cosmetics packaging market (very high resistance to perfume liquors).

Altuglas International, an Arkema subsidiary, markets 20% of world production of PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) in the form of acrylic sheet and resin. In this sector, the company operates at eight production sites around the world. Its trademarks are Plexiglas in the Americas and Altuglas? throughout the rest of the world.

A global chemical player, Arkema consists of three coherent and related business segments: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present in over 40 countries with 15,200 employees, Arkema achieves sales of 5.7 billion euros. With its 6 research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.

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