BIRDSBORO, Pa.—Specialty chemicals company Arkema S.A. is expanding the capabilities of its U.S. thermoplastic elastomers production facilities in Birdsboro.
In a statement issued on Sept. 6, the company said the investment would allow the manufacturing of new bio-sourced grades for the sports and electronics market.
The products, said Arkema, are part of the Pebax thermoplastic elastomer range.
The materials are particularly sought-after for their light weight, impact resistance, sturdiness and flexibility at temperatures as low as -40°C.
The investment is part of the company's bid to carry out research and grow in areas such as weight reduction, design of materials and the development of bio-sourced products.