From sailing sponsorship to technical partnership 07 March 2023

Since 2013, the Arkema Group and the New Aquitaine company Lalou Multi have been partners in ocean racing, both in competition and technical collaboration. Recently, both companies have announced an extension to the long-standing partnership.

Various materials, including structural adhesives and thermoplastic resins, have been supplied by Arkema and used on the Arkema boats, Ocean Fifty and Mini 6.50, in the biggest offshore sporting competitions.  

The Elium® resin system has been proven as ideally suited to ocean racing, while also opening doors for sustainable shipbuilding as the product allows the recyclability of composite structures. The aim of the renewed relationship is to continue exploring the potential of the resin system for boatbuilding, and particularly for ocean racing, by combining the expertise of both teams.

Becca England Assistant Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 615 413

Becca is the latest member to join our team and is eager to get stuck into the world of fasteners. She brings an enthusiastic and fresh outlook on what we do editorially and will be leading our social media activity – including sourcing material, editing articles and posting online.