Arkema SA is a France-based company which specializes in the manufacture and marketing of chemical products. The Company operates through its two business segments: Industrial Chemicals and Performance Products. The Industrial Chemicals division offers the production of acrylics, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), hydrogen peroxide, fluorochemicals and thiochemicals, and includes such brands as Forane, Albone, Norsocryl, Altuglas and Sarbio. The Performance Products include the production of technical polymers, specialty chemicals and functional additives. The Company's products are used in the construction, automotive and transportation, health, electrical and electronics, agricultural and packaging industries, among others. In April 2013, it acquired a majority stake in AEC Polymers.
Arkema increases its specialty polyamide powder capacities in its Mont site, France
To support the strong worldwide demand in ultra-high performing powders for industrial applications, in particular in the coatings, composite and 3D printing markets
Inauguration of Arkema’s new specialty molecular sieve production capacities at Honfleur
This new plant will enable the Group to support its customers’ growth in the refining and petrochemicals markets, in particular in Asia and the Middle East. This investment of some €60 million supports the development of the High Performance Materials segment, represents one of the Group’s growth drivers, and consolidates its n° 2 world ranking in molecular sieves.
Arkema opens new Bostik manufacturing capacities in Sweden
Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, has developed its cementitious product manufacturing capacities, based on its world-class Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) technology, with the opening of a new plant in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Inauguration of new Sumitomo Seika plant on the Arkema Carling site
Announced jointly by Sumitomo Seika and Arkema in the spring of 2011, the investment will raise the overall superabsorbent production capacity of the Carling facility to 47,000 ton/year.
Arkema is announcing the construction of production capacities for new refrigerant fluorinated gas 1234yf
Arkema is announcing that it is moving forward with the construction of a 1234yf Low Global Warming Potential (LGWP) refrigerant gas production plant with an anticipated start-up in 2016
Arkema announces a worldwide expansion of its bis-peroxide capacity
Arkema is announcing a 15% debottlenecking of its bis-peroxide capacity in both its Spinetta (Italy) and Franklin (Virginia) factories. This new capacity will allow Arkema to respond immediately to strong demand in the synthetic rubber crosslinking industry, in particular in Asia, and to support recent developments in fast-growing markets. This increase capacity, already effective, is the first stage of a multi-step plan which intends to grow the global bis-peroxide capacity by 30% by end 2014.
Arkema invests over €70M in Fluoropolymers in France
Arkema announces a major project for the development of its Kynar® PVDF business in Europe. PVDF fluoropolymer is an innovative and fast-growing (+7% p.a.) performance material, Over €70M are to be invested into the Pierre-Bénite site in France.
Arkema to double production capacity at its Leuna hydrogen peroxide facility
Arkema, the world’s third leading hydrogen peroxide producer, announces plans to double production capacity at its Leuna site, Germany, to 80,000 ton/year by mid-2010.