Arkema and Toyobo form strategic partnership

US biobased-polymide company Arkema and Toyobo, a Japanese producer of specialty polyamides, have announced they are to form a strategic partnership to develop high-temperature polyamides made from renewable resources.

Under this collaboration, the companies will promote a new generation of polyamides with improved technical properties and lower environmental footprint.

The products initially consist of two ranges with melting points around 250 and 315°C, with a very low moisture pick-up and a bioba sed content up to 70 per cent.