The Genesis program pools around Arkema, a leader in nanostructured materials and the sole producer in Europe of functional copolymers with controlled architecture, major industrial groups, SMEs, and several university laboratories within a partnership bringing directly together the design of materials and their applications in a number of markets earmarked for their technological innovation potential: structural composites, energy, environment, as well as information and communication technologies. With its essential contribution to the Genesis program, Arkema stands out as the foremost supplier of innovative nanostructured materials whose outstanding performances – mechanical strength, thermal and electrical properties, light weight – are poised to lead to technological breakthroughs in many sectors of industry. The Genesis program will allow to speed up the industrial development of nanostructured materials in direct cooperation with the relevant user sectors. Akerma could witness the first commercial applications by 2009 / 2010.

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