Alsip, Illinois production plant

The Alsip, Ill. plant manufactures a range of latex emulsion products that we supply to a variety of markets including: coatings, adhesives, building & construction and transportation infrastructure.

Products and markets

Key building blocks include vinyl acetate, styrene and acrylic monomers, such as butyl acrylate and methyl methacrylate. We use them to produce water-based specialty polymers which are critically important raw materials for leading manufacturers’ of architectural paints, industrial coatings, road markings, construction adhesives, sealants/caulks and pressure sensitive adhesives for labels and tapes


Our commitment to safety and the environment

The Alsip plant pays close attention to identifying potential risks and acting to minimize the impact of those risks. We work to keep safety in our thoughts at all times, through efforts such as:

  • A daily safety review during every shift
  • Improvement Idea Tool that allows for safety suggestions as well as other improvement ideas
  • Review of every safety suggestion during monthly team meetings
  • Hazardous waste operations emergency response (HAZWOPER) confine space rescue trained employees
  • Personnel trained in First Aid, CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillation)
  • Member of CHEMTREC® (Chemical Transportation Emergency Center)
  • Employee led teams that enhance safety include: Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) training, process safety, winterization and 5S

Key figures for 2019

Number of employees 49
Local economic impact (payroll/utility/property taxes paid annually) $6.3 million
Investment in health, environment and safety

$5 million

Safety record 

6 years without a lost time injury

Awards/certifications for safety, environmental and quality

Community involvement

  • Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) - The Alsip plant is an active member of this industry council, which serves as a voice for our industry on issues that impact us. CICI also has  an  education foundation  that  encourages  high  school  and  junior  high  school  students to explore careers in chemistry. The Alsip plant is a sponsor of the CICI annual dinner.
  • Community support - The plant supports the local community through donations and participation in community programs such as food drives and Night Out event for drug and crime prevention.
  • Emergency Response Drill - with participation from local authorities and emergency responders
Arkema is committed to the communities it serves through Common Ground.

The Arkema Group, through its Common Ground® program is committed to building relationships between our Company and its communities. Community relations enable the Group to open up its sites to the outside world and establish genuine relations of trust with all its stakeholders.


Alsip, Illinois
12840 S. Pulaski Road
Alsip, Il 60803
Phone: 708-396-3001

Last updated: March 2020

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