Empowering Sustainability in Eyewear: The Story behind Bio-Based PA 11 Material with Arkema
With Alireza Parandian and Sophie Mulsant-Kern
Sustainability is high on the agenda for many eyewear brands. So, how are Materialise and Arkema empowering sustainable choices in a field known for fast fashion? In this webinar, we’ll share the why and how behind PA 11: our new bio-based 3D printing material for conscious eyewear brands.
In this recording, you’ll learn about:
The opportunities PA 11 presents for eyewear
The story behind the creation of PA 11. Hint: it all starts with castor beans
The ways Materialise and Arkema empower sustainable eyewear brands
Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into 3 complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials -Adhesive solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions- accounting for some 82% of Group sales in 2020, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of around €8 billion in 2020, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,600 employees worldwide. www.arkema.com
About the Speakers
Alireza Parandian, Global Head of Business Strategy for Wearables, Materialise
Dr. Alireza Parandian leads the global business strategy for additive manufactured wearables at Materialise. With a multidisciplinary background, he has helped to advance Materialise’s strong innovation and co-creation culture, resulting in long-standing collaborations. Alongside a multidisciplinary team of experts, Alireza focusses on the mission to enable mass customization and personalization possibilities through digital tools and business strategies. Fastest patterns are emerging now in vision care and footwear sector which are being exploited in these vertical markets together with strategic partners active in each domain.
Sophie Mulsant-Kern, Business Development Manager, Arkema
is the Europe Market Development Manager at 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema. Sophie has been with Arkema for over 20 years and currently leads the business development for thermoplastic powders for powder bed fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing.