Navigation Links
Oxford Performance Materials Acquired By Arkema
Date:2/9/2009

OPM Expands Position within High Performance Polymer Market Place

Enfield, CT (PRWEB) February 9, 2009 -- Arkema has announced the acquisition of Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), maker of OXPEKK® products. OPM will operate as an Arkema subsidiary from its Enfield, CT headquarters with the established management team. The firm will continue its commercial focus on advanced medical and industrial applications for its proprietary materials. OXPEKK® products are currently used in commercial jetliners, long-term medical implants, and demanding energy applications, including down-hole tools and pumps.

OXPEKK® polyether ketone ketone is a high-temperature and chemically resistant, semi-crystalline thermoplastic with exceptional abrasion resistance and natural flame retardancy. "The addition of OXPEKK® products to Arkema's diverse portfolio complements a set of high-performance plastics than include high-purity Kynar® Rx PVDF, biocompatible Pebax® polyether block amides, medical-grade Plexiglas® PMMA, and food-contact-compliant Biostrength® polymer additives," said Homero Endara, commercial development manager for Arkema, Inc.

"Arkema has had a long-standing interest in ultra-high-performance polymers and we have looked at strategic opportunities in the past. It was our desire to find the right combination of management committed to exploiting the medical and high-tech market space and a product that offered outstanding technical differentiation," said Ryan Dirkx, V.P. of Research and Development for Arkema, Inc. "We are delighted to have concluded this transaction and look forward to supporting OPM with the capabilities of Arkema's global organization."

"OPM has spent nearly ten years perfecting the polyethyl ketone ketone (PEKK) molecule with the help of venture capital," said Scott DeFelice, President and CEO of OPM. "Now with Arkema, we can broaden our industrial strategy and pursue more market opportunities. OPM's single-minded focus on PEKK and Arkema's polymer competencies and capabilities will be a formidable combination in the high-performance polymer marketplace."

About OPM
Founded in March 2000, OPM has rapidly become an industry leader in the ultra-high performance thermoplastic polymers market. The firm's versatile OXPEKK® polymers are currently being used in medical, space and defense, semiconductor and industrial markets worldwide. OPM is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 registered. For additional information, please visit www.oxfordpm.com.

About Arkema
A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema consists of three strategically related businesses: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Arkema reported sales of 5.7 billion euros in 2007. Arkema has 15,200 employees across over 40 countries and six research centers located in France, the United States and Japan. With internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.
www.arkema.com
www.arkema-inc.com

OXPEKK® is a registered trademark belonging to Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.
Kynar® and Biostrength® are trademarks belonging to Arkema, Inc.
Pebax® is a trademark belonging to Arkema.
Plexiglas® is a trademark belonging to Altuglas International.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/02/prweb1970894.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Oxford Performance Materials Received ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 Certification
2. AIDS Activists from Across the Country Converge on Oxford, Mississippi, to Call on McCain and Obama to Commit to National AIDS Strategy
3. Curemark CEO Presents Autism Findings at Prestigious Neurobiology Conference at Oxford
4. Varian, Inc. Acquires Oxford Diffraction, Ltd.
5. ESMO, Oxford Journals and the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology announce collaboration
6. Journal of American College of Surgeons study finds warm-up helps surgeons improve performance
7. Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2009
8. KPMG and Trintech Collaborate to Enable Bay Area Users Group of Trintech Customers to Optimize Their Investments in Technology and Deliver Improved Performance in Turbulent Economic Times
9. AMDL, Inc. Completes Revision of Performance & Equity Incentive Compensation Plan
10. Synthetech Earns National Recognition for Performance Improvement Program
11. Park Avenue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Selects PatientPlacement.com Web-based Long-Term Care Software to Automate Admissions and Boost Census Performance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has released a ... books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a picture of ... have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that is because ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: ... souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is ... Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are ... cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad ... comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central ... and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today ... included the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters ... as at a few other company-owned facilities across the ... patients, some of whom will begin to see the ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at ... at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will ... operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth ... and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected ... local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your ... The nine-time Emmy ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: