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Arkema: A specialty chemicals global major, designer of materials and innovative solutions
designs electroactive fluorinated polymers for organic electronics.


A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance in

lightweight and design materials, biosourced materials, new energies, water management, solutions for electronics, and the performance and home insulation.A specialty chemicals global major, with 3 business segments - High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions - and globally recognized brands, the Group reports annual sales of 7.7 billion euros. Buoyed by the collective energy of its 19,000 employees, Arkema operates in close to 50 countries.Arkema fosters interaction with its stakeholders, and innovates around 6 solutionoriented research platforms which shape the Group’s R&D to address the major global trends today and in the future. Arkema demonstrates the performance of its R&D by joining the top 100 global innovators for the sixth consecutive year - 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators report by Clarivate Analytics (ex Thomson Reuters).


PIEZOTECH designs, electroactive fluorinated polymers and inks 

Electroactive fluorinated polymers

The rich chemistry of fluorinated polymers permits the combination of the high electronegativity of fluorine with the variety of materials’ crystalline morphologies.

This range of polymers offers new functionalities for organics electronics electronics: piezoelectric, pyroelectric, high permittivity They are developing in a wide range of applications: sensors (P,IR, US)…actuators (Haptics, printed speakers, microfluidics...), high-k Dielectrics for OTFT etc…

Piezoelectric Copolymers

PIEZOTECH FC is a range of copolymers using vinylidene fluoride (VDF) and trifuoroethylene (TrFE). These copolymers can be printed (screenprinting coating, spin-coating...) to obtain piezoelectric devices that generate an electric current when distorted, and the reverse. Similarly these materials generate an electric signal during temperature variations (pyroelectric effect). These materials are the object of numerous developments for printed sensors (pressure, temperature),flexible ferroelectric memories, speakers, microphones, energy Harvesting, actuators for haptics...

Relaxor Terpolymers

PIEZOTECH is developing a new group of electroactive fluorinated polymers (PIEZOTECH RT). These have unique properties, combining:

  • High dielectric permittivity (up to 50),
  • Strong mechanical properties (elastic module up to 500Mpa),
  • Major distortion when an electric field is applied (up to 7%).

These terpolymers offer new possibilities for flexible electronics, in particular for the production of actuators and high-k dielectrics for OTFT.

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