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Arkema to Commercialize PEKK in Europe, Expand in U.S.

12:16 PM MDT | April 10, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

Arkema plans to announce definitive plans by year-end to commercialize production of polyether ketone ketone (PEKK) in Europe, CW has learned. PEKK is an ultra high-performance technical polymer that Oxford Performance Materials (OPM; Enfield, CT) makes on a small scale at Enfield; OPM, which developed the product over 10 years, was recently acquired by Arkema. Le Henaff: Seeking ultra high-performance. The product belongs to the aromatic ketone polymers family, which includes polyether ketone and polyether ether ketone (PEEK). PEEK is currently the dominant...

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