Arkema to Sell Functional Polyolefins Business to SK Global

Arkema announces the proposed divestment of its Functional Polyolefins business to SK Global Chemical, a major chemicals player in South Korea and a subsidiary of SK, the large South-Korean corporation. With this project, Arkema continues its shift towards specialty chemicals and advanced materials. Part of the PMMA Business Unit (Industrial Specialties division), the Functional Polyolefins … Read moreArkema to Sell Functional Polyolefins Business to SK Global

Arkema Expands Specialty Polyamide Powders Capacity in France

Arkema brought on stream a new production line for ultra-high performance polyamide 12 powders at the Mont plant in France. The new line increases the company’s global capacity for the Orgasol-branded products by over 50%, Arkema announced on 8 Oct, without giving detailed figures. The new capacity will serve the fast-growing niche industrial applications, in … Read moreArkema Expands Specialty Polyamide Powders Capacity in France

Arkema Completes the Acquisition of its Partner’s Stake in Sunke

Arkema has completed the acquisition of its partner’s stake in Taixing Sunke Chemicals, its joint venture manufacturing acrylic monomers in China, and now becomes the sole shareholder of the company. With this transaction, which has approximately €70 million ($86 million) impact on the net debt, the Group will support the growth of its customers in … Read moreArkema Completes the Acquisition of its Partner’s Stake in Sunke

Arkema Completes Acquisition of US Specialty Surfactants Manufaturer

Arkema completed the acquisition of ArrMaz, a global leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure markets. The acquisition of this profitable, resilient and low capital intensive business, which has an accretive impact from the first year, is another milestone in Arkema’s growth journey towards specialties that contributes to further reinforcing the Group’s … Read moreArkema Completes Acquisition of US Specialty Surfactants Manufaturer

Arkema to Acquire ArrMaz, US-based Leader in Specialty Surfactants

Arkema announced on Thursday that it is to acquire ArrMaz Products (Mulberry, Florida), a producer of specialty surfactants, from Golden Gate Capital for $570 million. ArrMaz is a leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure with $290 million in sales, an EBITDA margin of 18% and around 2.5% of capex to sales. … Read moreArkema to Acquire ArrMaz, US-based Leader in Specialty Surfactants

Arkema to Build World-Scale Biosourced Polyamide Production Plant in Singapore

Arkema to build its new world-scale plant dedicated to the manufacture of the amino 11 monomer and its flagship Rilsan polyamide 11 resins at the Jurong Island in Singapore. With this 50% increase in its global capacities announced in July 2017, the Group supports strong demand from its customers in Asia for high-performance bio-sourced solutions … Read moreArkema to Build World-Scale Biosourced Polyamide Production Plant in Singapore

Arkema Starts PEKK Production Plant in USA

Arkema has successfully started up a Kepstan PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) plant at its site near Alabama, United States. The company considers the investment as a new step in Arkema’s ambitious growth strategy in high-performance polymers and advanced materials, the development of which is supported by the Group’s cutting-edge technologies in search of solutions for sustainable development. … Read moreArkema Starts PEKK Production Plant in USA

Arkema-Hexcel Open a Joint R&D Laboratory in France

Arkema and Hexcel have announced that a joint research and development laboratory will be opened in April in Les Avenières (Isère), France. The R & D facility is part of Arkema and Hexcel strategic alliance, formed in March 2018 to develop thermoplastic composite solutions for the aerospace industry, combining Hexcel’s expertise in carbon fiber with … Read moreArkema-Hexcel Open a Joint R&D Laboratory in France