Chemicals and advanced materials

Arkema is a worldwide European chemical actor with about 14,000 employees spread across 40 countries. The company’s activities are organized into three business segments: High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions. Through the subsidy Altuglas International, Arkema is dedicated to acrylic glass within Industrial Specialties. Among others, Altuglas has developed a nanostructured material based on controlled radical polymerization of block copolymers leading to Altuglas’ ShieldUp material.

Role in JOSPEL: Arkema will propose to reduce thermal conductivity of glazing and more specifically use its new grade of Altuglas ShieldUp material, which is impact resistant but with no haze with temperature.