Geneseo, New York production plant

Geneseo, New York plant produces organic peroxides that are used primarily in the production of acrylics, elastomers, LDPE (low density polyethylene), polyesters, polystyrene and PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Many products that we encounter daily, from automobile components to food packaging, owe their existence to the chemicals produced at the site.

Products and markets

More commonly known by the tradename Luperox® organic peroxide, those made at the Geneseo site are used to cure boats, tubs and spas. Others are used to allow plastics to be more easily processed for shaping, and in the manufacturing of kitchen countertops. Our plant also produces peroxy-dicarbonates used to make PVC, which is then used to make many familiar products such as vinyl siding and plastic piping. The plant also produces a variety of benzoyl peroxides used in acne medication, whey powder processing and polystyrene.

The Geneseo site has been operating in this community for more than 60 years.

Key figures for 2019

Number of employees 81
Local economic impact (payroll/utility/property taxes paid annually) $~10 million
Investment in health, environment and safety


  • Ongoing conservation projects (including energy/water)
  • Scrap / plastic recycling
  • Responsible Care® member -- an industry-wide initiative among members of the American Chemistry Council - demonstrating commitment to health, safety and the environment
Safety record 

8+ years without a lost time injury

 Awards/certifications for safety, environmental and quality
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.

Community involvement and Local associations / events we sponsor

  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) – We are a charter member and have conducted plant tours and safety training with members of the local fire department and Emergency Medical Service.
  • Community Advisory Panel (CAP) – Consisting of local residents, community leaders and plant employees, the CAP serves as a forum to inform the community about Arkema and addresses any questions or concerns our neighbors may have.
  • Arkema Science Teachers Program – We provide a summer science workshop for local elementary science teachers, with materials and learning used more broadly across multiple grades.
  • Plant tours – We offer plant tours to students, interested neighbors, and community leaders. In addition, we invite our neighbors to regular open houses.
  • Livingston County Backpack Program


Geneseo, New York
3289 Genesee Street
Piffard, NY 14533
Phone: 585-243-0330
FAX: 585-243-2649

Last updated: March 2020


Luperox is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.
Responsible Care is a registered trademark of the American Chemistry Council.
United Way is a registered trademark of The United Way of America.