Franklin, Virginia production plant

The Franklin plant is a leading supplier to the Wire and Cable industry and the Rubber industry.

Products and markets

Commercially available peroxides to combine high efficiency and thermal stability with good vulcanizing properties at a low cost were first produced at the Franklin, Va. plant. Today, we are one of the world's leading suppliers of organic peroxides for the wire and cable, rubber, and plastics industries.


The Wire and Cable Industry uses Di-Cup® and Vul-Cup® organic peroxide pure grades to improve the durability and service life of polymer insulations without sacrificing cleanliness standards. The products are used to crosslink the polymer in the insulated portion of the cable to provide greater thermal stability against the high temperature generated by medium and high voltage power transmission. Luperox® liquid organic peroxides offer absorption performance in processes where faster absorption time is necessary without the need for melting equipment.


The Rubber Industry uses Di-Cup® and Vul-Cup® organic peroxide supported grades in automotive rubber parts to provide optimum crosslinking, which reduces failures in high temperature and oxidative environments. The products are also used throughout the rubber industry to improve compression set resistance, eliminate discoloration and provide greater low temperature flexibility to materials.

Key figures for 2017

Number of employees

72 total employees on site, where three separate companies are co-located. Four Arkema employees are based at this plant.

Local economic impact of operations  (payroll / utility / property taxes paid annually)

~$2.4 million in 2017

Investment in health, environment and safety

~$705,000 in 2017

  • Replaced end-of-life equipment
  • Designed pail filling line for ergonomic improvement
  • We closely monitor our manufacturing processes to ensure the safety of our employees, neighbors, customers and the environment. We take our corporate citizenship responsibility seriously and work continually to educate our neighbors and the surrounding community about the activities that take place in our plants.
Safety record

4.5+ years since the last injury

Awards/certifications for safety, environmental and quality

ISO 9001 certification


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Franklin, Virginia
27123 Shady Brook Trail
Courtland, VA 23837
Phone: 757-569-2936

Last updated: September 2018

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