Cary, North Carolina headquarters and research & development for Arkema's Coating Resins business

The Arkema Coating Resins (ACR) Global Headquarters is based in Cary, North Carolina.  The business provides strategic direction and innovative research.  ACR offers a range of waterborne, solvent borne, and powder resins along with additives for formulators of architectural coatings, industrial finishes, construction products, traffic paints, sealants, adhesives, inks, floor care and graphic arts products.  The business maintains operations worldwide, providing customers access to products, R&D resources and sales support spanning many different industry segments.

The ACR manufacturing sites throughout the world produce synthetic latex-based emulsions and plastic additives. Production encompasses a wide range of low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) resin technologies, including waterborne, high solids and powder resins, as well as solvent-borne resins and high performance coating additives for formulators of architectural coatings, industrial finishes, construction products, traffic paints, sealants, adhesives, inks, floor care and graphic arts products. Visit the Coating Resins website and the Plastic Additives website for more information.

Community involvement

We have been active in the Cary community since locating here in December 1984.

Key figures for 2019

Number of employees 85
Local economic impact (payroll/utility/property taxes paid annually) $13.2 million 
Investment in health, environment and safety
  • Site utilizes a Behavioral Based Safety program where all employees are required to make formal observations of onsite activities to improve safety performance.
  • Physical improvements to Pedestrian Walkways and Parking Lot configuration to improve safe conditions for employees and visitors.
  • No chemical release requiring agency notification nor involving environmental consequences has occurred during the history of operations.
Safety record

15+ years withour a lost time injury

Awards/certifications for safety, environmental, and quality
  • ISO 9001:2015 certification
  • ISO 450001
  • ISO 18001
  • Recognized for ‘Outstanding Occupational Safety Performance’ (15 yrs. running) by the American Coatings Association


Last updated: October 2020

 

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