King of Prussia, Pennsylvania headquarters and research and development center
King of Prussia, PA is Arkema’s US headquarters and main research and development location.
King of Prussia, PA is Arkema’s US headquarters and main research and development location. In June 2011, we moved our business center/corporate offices from downtown Philadelphiato co-locate with our research and development campus to the west, though the site remains strongly involved in research and development activities.
Innovation is the hallmark of Arkema Inc. researchers and scientists. We develop state-of-the art specialty chemicals and polymers that provide customers with practical solutions to the challenges and opportunities they face. As a company, Arkema is committed to developing solutions today for tomorrow’s societal needs. We have established four priorities for our research and development focus:
- Water management
- Lightweight materials
- Materials for new energies
- Renewable materials
Arkema is committed to excellence, the pursuit of safety and environmental protection, optimized performance, and best-in-class competitiveness.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Arkema's King of Prussia, PA headquarters recently received a platinum award from the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association for it's sustainability initiatives. Some of these initiatives include: carpooling efforts, recycling, an on-site cafeteria and accessibility to public transportation. GVF encourages multi-faceted transportation strategies as a means of improving quality of life within the King of Prussia community.
Our headquarters and research and development community at King of Prussiais proud of our emphasis on safety, health and the environment. We support the company's efforts in product stewardship, and we strive to be viewed as a good neighbor in our community.
- Science teacher program - Arkema Inc.’s Science Teacher Program has provided hands-on training to hundreds of teachers nationwide. Arkema developed the Science Teacher Program to address a negative trend discovered while interviewing teachers in elementary and secondary education: teachers did not enjoy teaching hands-on science because they were not adequately equipped to teach it. In many cases, science was taught in a very superficial way or not at all. Instead of addressing the deficiencies of science education with short-term remedies, Arkema developed the program to strategically focus on teacher development. Education experts advised that dramatic, illustrative hands-on science activities can help students more clearly understand scientific principles and also can get them excited about science, sparking curiosity that may lead students to careers in science.
Since its inception in 1996, nearly 1000 teachers have taken part in Arkema’s Science Teacher Program. These teachers have gone on to share their knowledge with more than 50,000 students nationwide – many from socio-economically disadvantaged homes. In 2012, seventeen elementary school teachers from nine local schools participated in the King of Prussia program
- "Philadelphia Reads" Reading Olympics – volunteer moderators and scorekeepers
- Science in the Park – Saturday morning event geared towards exposing children in the Pottstown area to hands-on science experiments
Local associations / Events we sponsor
- FIRST Robotics (an international high school robotics competition) – local team sponsors
- United Way® Women's Initiative
- Employee donations to local food bank
- Donations to local emergency services (fire/ambulance)
- Donation to King of Prussia Fire Department 911 Memorial
- Barnes Foundation
- Franklin Institute
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Arts and Business Council
- Toys for Tots
- Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
- Montgomery County Chamber Foundation
- Innovation Day at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
- Industrial Research Institute
- Greater Valley Forge TMA Foundation (5K run)
Key figures for 2012
|# of employees||~600|
Local economic impact
$ 61+ million
$ 4.8 million in 2012
|Investment in the community||$ 250,000 investment in 2012
● Time commitment also made by employees who volunteer in the community
|Investment in health, environment and safety||
$ 200,000+ investing for 2012 for health, safety, and environmental projects:
● Upgraded lighting and walking/working surfaces
● All employees are required to devote an hour+ per month towards safety awareness / training
|Safety record||No injuries in the last year that led to lost work time|
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Last updated: December 18, 2012