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Elium, a composite resin for pultrusion

Elium® is the first liquid thermoplastic resin designed for manufacturing composite parts with mechanical properties similar to thermosetting.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

The major advantage of Elium® is it acts like a thermoplastic, which means it is uniquely designed for thermoforming, recycling and welding. Elium is the ideal thermoplastic resin to manufacture materials and parts through a pultrusion process. This video shows it.

Elium® resins properties

  • 30 to 50% lighter than the same parts made from steel with the same resistance
  • Perfect for complex design forms
  • Seamlessly blends with glass or carbon fibers
  • Compatible with conventionial thermosetting resin transformation technologies (Resin Transfer Moulding, Infusion, Flex-molding)
  • Exceptional post-thermoforming (welding and gluing)
  • Styrene free compared to unsatured polyesters
  • Parts easily thermoformed and recycled with comparable mechanical performance for epoxy parts
  • Cost less to manufacture compared to other thermoplastic technologies:
    • Conventional thermoset resin processes
    • Transformation at room temperature
    • No organo-sheets.

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Companies: Arkema Group

Industries: Industry

Technologies: Pultrusion

Terms: Arkema, Elium, Pultrusion, pultrusion machine, pultrusion process, pultrusion technique, pultrusion technology, Recyclable composite, recyclable material, thermoplastic composite, thermoplastic resin

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