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Arkema brings new China coating resins plant online


Arkema has officially started its new 60,000 MTY emulsion polymers facility on its Changshu platform. The plant, part of Arkema’s Coating Resins business unit, will serve customers in the Asia Pacific region with a full line of waterborne emulsion polymers for coatings and adhesives ...


Successful startup of Arkema’s Kynar fluoropolymer 50% capacity increase at its Changshu site, China


Arkema has brought on stream, several weeks ahead of schedule, the 50% increase in its fluorinated polymer production capacity at its Changshu site announced early 2011. This new capacity will enable the Group to consolidate its leading position in this high added value product line which offers ...


Arkema speeds up its development in Asia and in green chemistry with the closing of the acquisition of Hipro Polymers and Casda Biomaterials


Arkema has finalized the acquisition of Chinese companies Hipro Polymers, a producer of specialty biosourced polyamides 10.10, and Casda Biomaterials, a producer of sebacic acid processed from castor oil.«This acquisition represents a large development potential for Arkema. It offers significant ...


Arkema trebles its polyamide production capacities in China


With a view to strengthening its high performance polyamide offering in Asia, Arkema announces a threefold production increase at its Changshu plant near Shanghai by 2013. These new polyamide capacities will help Arkema meet the sharply growing demand from its Asian customers, in particular in ...


Arkema expands its presence in emulsions in China


Arkema has announced the construction of a latex plant in China to produce a range of emulsion polymers for use primarily in the coatings and adhesives markets. Arkema will invest $30 million in the new plant located on its Changshu platform. Start-up is expected in late 2012. “Building an ...


Chinese company Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co., Ltd acquires three licenses to use Arkema's PVC production processes


The Chinese company Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co., Ltd has opted for Arkema’s PVC production processes for a 230 kT PVC Suspension production plant, a 35 kT PVC Emulsion plant, and a 6 kT Chlorinated PVC plant. As part of the cooperation agreement reached in November 2008 with Arkema, Aker ...


Forane 125 production plant comes on stream on Changshu platform, China


Arkema and Daikin have announced the successful startup of the HFC-125 world-scale production plant built on the Changshu site, China, as part of the Arkema Daikin Advanced Fluorochemicals Co. Ltd joint venture (ADAF), owned 60% by Arkema and 40% by Daikin. HFC-125, with HFC-32, is an essential ...


Chinese company Anhui Hwasu Co., Ltd acquires license to use Arkema PVC production process


The company Anhui Hwasu Co, Ltd, a subsidiary of the Chinese group Huaibei Mining, has opted for Arkema’s production process for its new 1,000,000 ton PVC production plant in Luquiao, Anhui Province. This project entails two consecutive phases, with the first to be launched in 2011, and will ...


Arkema invests in Specialty Acrylic Polymer production in China through its subsidiary Coatex


In order to sustain the growth of the specialty acrylic polymer market in Asia, Arkema announces the construction of a production plant at its Changshu site (China). "This investment of some €15M will provide Coatex, which already has an industrial presence in the United States and in Europe, ...


Arkema continues to refocus its Functional Additives business


As part of the recentering of its Functional Additives business unit, Arkema announces the sale of two families of additives produced in China to the Hoe Seng Co Pte Ltd group (Singapore): ceramic opacifiers and polyester resin catalysts. «The sale of these non-strategic activities for Arkema ...


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