Welcome to the Piezotech videos gallery - it's easy to view the ways Piezotech electroactive polymers have been used on many projects.
Located in the heart of our headquarters in Colombes, France, L'atelier 4.20 is designed to showcase Arkema's expertise and embody our vision of innovative chemistry. The challenge of making transportation lighter, developing new energies, better insulated and more comfortable homes, the 3D printing revolution... Since 2017, our innovations and our chemistry have been revealed more than ever in this 200m² experimentation space: the 4.20 by Arkema workshop.
In this episode, our scientific mediator explains how we developed a book that speaks without speakers, our technologies for the science of touch, haptics and future applications in advanced electronics.
P(VDF-TrFE) copolymers, developped by Arkema Group under the brand name Piezotech, exhibit unique piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties. They are used in a wide range of applications such as sensors or actuators for numerous markets.
The PRESTIGE project aims at bringing together design-thinking innovation strategies with advanced printed functional materials developments (electroactive fluorinated polymers, photoactive materials, electroactive organic moeities, fluorinated relaxor terpolymers, tailor-made polymers for overmoulding and organo-mineral coating).
In PRESTIGE a consortium of 16 partners all along the value chain from designers, material and process scientists, material suppliers, manufacturers, systems integrators, end-users to artists and societal stakeholders has been set-up to stand as a unique European reference in the future fostering design-driven innovation in creative industries and beyond, by promoting their achievements through an SME-oriented cluster of excellence.
The goal of SUPERSMART project is the industrialization of high-performance key materials in order to secure the electronic material supply chain.
SUPERSMART focuses on industrialization of materials and their processing for:
-Paper-based electronics paves the way to intelligent newspapers, smart labels and further paper-based products.
-Electronics based on metal-oxides is often used in large area electronics such as display backplanes. Transparency and high charge carrier mobility can be achieved by this kind of material.
-Pressure sensor arrays based on piezopolymers avoid the use of lead-containing conventional piezoceramics. Additionally, the capability to print piezopolymers enables one to create an arbitrarily sensor design from large area sensors to minimized sensor cell arrays.
-Near field communication devices can be integrated in smart labels or smart cards.