X

By browsing this website, you accept the use of cookies, which helps us provide you with services and offers matching your centers of interest and compile visitor statistics. More on cookies

Up

Arkema Inc. history (1950 - 1960)

1969

  • Wallace and Tiernan, Inc. merged into Pennwalt Corporation
  • Viking Chemical Company began operation of the epoxidized resin plant in Blooming Prairie, MN

1968

  • The Rohm and Haas Company began manufacturing Plexiglas® acrylic resins inLouisville,KY

1967

  • Pennsalt acquired R.H. Miller Company, Homer, NY a leading supplier of wire drawing lubricants

1966

  • Two Pennsalt specialty resin units located within the Equistar Chemicals complex in Channelview, TXbegan production of SMA® resins

1965

  • Pennsalt completed plant for production of Kynar® polyvinylide fluoride resin atCalvert City,KY.
  • Racon, Inc. began refrigerant manufacturing operations inWichita,KS.

1962

  • Metals and Thermit changed its name to MandT Chemicals

1961

  • Production facilities for organic sulfur chemicals expanded at Pennsalt'sHouston,TXplant
  • Pennsalt's technical service laboratories were transferred toKing of Prussia,PAwith completion of the first unit of a new $9 million technology center

1960

  • Pennsalt entered the plastics field with development of Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride resin.

1958

  • Pennsalt constructed a plant in Portland, ORfor production of ammonium perchlorate for solid propellant used in missiles. The company also increased hydrofluoric acid facilities inCalvert City,KY by 50% and began its industrial lubricants operations inOakville,Ontario
  • Metals and Thermit Company opened a plant in Carrollton, KYproducing organotin chemicals

1957

  • Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company changed its name to Pennsalt Chemicals Corporation. The Sodium Chlorate plant inPortland,OR is expanded. Metals and Thermit Company opened its zircon milling plant in Andrews, SC

1956

  • Pennsylvania Salt entered the refrigeration and aerosol propellant fields. Two new Forane® chlorofluorocarbon plants were constructed inCalvert City,KY

1955

  • Pennsylvania Salt acquired the Index Chemical Company of Houston, the first U.S. company to produce ethyl and methyl mercaptans, as well as other synthetic organic sulfur compounds for commercial sales

1953

  • A plant in Memphis, TNbegan manufacturing hydrogen peroxide, with a capacity of 14 million pounds per year
  • Pennsylvania Salt's Geneseo, NYfacility, currently manufacturing a wide range of organic peroxides, began operations in theLivingstonCounty area ofWestern New York

1952

  • Pennsylvania Salt began operations in the Houston,TX area
Contact