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Arkema is one of 15 global suppliers recognized by the famous German car-maker for innovation, specifically in high performance polymers derived from sustainable castor oil. Our leadership role in the Pragati initiative played a major role.
Arkema Malaysia Thiochemicals, Arkema’s subsidiary in Malaysia, and the Monash University Malaysia (MUM) in Kuala Lumpur have signed a research partnership over 3 years of collaboration during which time MUM researchers will be able to make their resources available to the local Arkema teams. The goal: to develop more efficient biocatalysts for Arkema’s Thiochemicals business.
Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema, will feature the latest advancements in UV/EB curing products at CHINACOAT 2018. Sartomer Asia experts will share their deep understanding of the innovative solutions and technology needed to advance UV/EB curing performance for adhesives, specialty coatings, graphic arts and 3D printing at Arkema booth E37-42, Zone 7, Hall 2.1. In addition, Sartomer Asia will hold a technical seminar on newly developed polyester acrylates.
Arkema recently introduced CLEARSTRENGTH® XT100 toughener for thermosetting applications such as
structural adhesives and high-performance composites. This new product is based on patent pending
Arkema technology designed to significantly improve dispersion and viscosity control when compared
to conventional core-shell tougheners.
As soon as the capsize of the Multi50 Arkema was known at around 0630hrs UTC/0730 CET on November 14 approximately 1,000 miles East of Guadeloupe, the whole of Team Arkema Lalou Multi began to organize a rescue operation for Lalou Roucayrol.
With immediate effect or as soon as contracts allow, Arkema increases the prices of its Ensoline® PHE and Ensoline® PHP by 10%. This price increase is required to offset the tightness of key raw materials (Phenol) and to face a strong market demand.
At Formnext 2018, Frankfurt, November 13-16, Arkema will showcase under its newly launched ‘3D Printing Solutions by Arkema’ platform, its market leading product portfolio and innovations for each of the major 3D Printing technologies: UV curing, powder bed fusion, and filament extrusion.
Éric Labaye, Chairman of the Administrative Board of the École poly-technique, Thierry Le Hénaff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arkema, and Jean-Bernard Lartigue, Executive Director of the X Foun-dation, have signed a Convention for a “Design and Modeling of Innovative Materials” International Teaching and Research Chair on Thursday 8 November. This Chair is held by Julie Diani, CNRS Research Director at the École polytechnique’s Solid Mechanics Laboratory.
Arkema discloses its new grade of Hydrogen Peroxide for spray Aseptic packaging systems: Valsterane® S-HP (Spray High-Performance). This grade is available in two different concentrations, 25% and 35% of hydrogen peroxide in order to suit specific machine requirements.
Arkema is expanding in engineering adhesives with the announcement of the acquisition of Afinitica, a Spanish company specializing in instant adhesives, also known as cyanoacrylates. This small targeted acquisition will enable Bostik to develop a solid position in adhesives used in markets with strong growth potential, including electronics and medical equipment, and in many other durable goods manufacturing applications.
Pressure is slowly mounting on the pontoons of Saint-Malo in the run-up to the start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, a legendary solo transatlantic race, on 4th November. After arriving in the buccaneering town halfway through the week, Lalou Roucayrol and the Multi50 Arkema are now getting into the swing of things. Lalou Roucayrol and his team are making the most of these last few days to present Arkema’s know-how, and offer many skippers the “Kit à Partir “, a repair kit developed through collaboration between the Arkema Group, its adhesives specialist subsidiary Bostik, and Team Lalou Multi.
Following the success of the Sail for Water mission, Arkema is supporting a new NGO, No-Thirst Initiative, to promote universal access to safe drinking water for people living in remote areas of Nepal.
Today was the kickoff meeting of the MMAtwo project. A partner of MMAtwo, a European project for the recycling by depolymerization of PMMA waste to turn it back into raw material, Arkema will also be chairing the project’s executive committee. This role reflects the Group’s desire to promote the recycling of finished products and the circular economy, and is consistent with its commitment in favor of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema Inc., today announced a project to expand manufacturing capability for its SYNAQUA® technology platform at the company’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA facility. This new manufacturing capacity is scheduled to come on line in the second quarter of 2019.
Lalou Roucayrol, skipper of the Multi50 Arkema, will set off on 4 November in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. For his fourth participation in this race, the skipper’s ambitions are clear: to claim a podium place in this supreme event in solo ocean racing. But to achieve this, mental and physical preparation is essential.
With the creation of this new commercial platform, Arkema aims to address the needs of the demanding and innovative 3D printing markets. The new platform will leverage an extensive range of materials dedicated to each of the major 3D printing technologies, a proven expertise, and strategic partnerships with key players in additive manufacturing.
Thus “3D Printing Solutions by Arkema” will support the 3D printing sector as it grows into an industrial manufacturing technology.
As a leader in rheological solutions, Coatex offers additives across a variety of applications. Our closeness to customers and markets enables a deeper understanding of specific challenges in different applications.
At this year’s Sepawa, Coatex will present its latest developments Rheostyl™ E for skin care formulations and Rheosolve™ D 15AS in automatic dishwashing products.
After a recent third party audit, Arkema’s Calvert City, Kentucky USA plant has been successfully certified to meet Halal Certification Requirements for its Kynar® PVDF brand of Polymer Processing Aids (PPA).
Coatex is showcasing the company’s new Rheostyl™ E polymeric emulsifiers at In-Cosmetics North America, at the Javits Center in New York City, October 17-18, Booth #C41 (shared with Integrity Ingredients Corporation).
This new line enables the simple formulation of 100 percent emulsifier-free skin care creams with smooth textures, unique sensorial properties and water resistance.
Barrday Inc., a major player in the composite market, and Arkema announce the creation of a joint venture to manufacture and market carbon fiber and specialty polymer tapes for the growing oil and gas industrial market.
Arkema announced a project to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets. This incremental investment would increase the Houston (Texas) plant’s manufacturing capacity by up to 30 percent.
Arkema Coating Resins Europe, Middle East, Africa and India will increase prices of all REAFREE® polyester powder resins effective from September 2018 - due to significant raw material cost increases that have impacted all polyester resins in Q3 2018.
Lalou Roucayrol and his crew of the Multi 50 Arkema won the first edition of the Valdys Trophy, which took place from 1st to 8th September, finishing in style the pre-season races 2018 before the ultimate transatlantic and emblematic Route du Rhum- Destination Guadeloupe.
Arkema will discuss its Peroxal® CG cosmetic grade hydrogen peroxide for personal care at Expo Cosmética in Mexico City on August 9, 2018. Arkema’s Peroxal® CG addresses the needs for high purity, dilutable hydrogen peroxide in the personal care and cleaning markets.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces an investment into ACCA’s flammable refrigerant training programs from global refrigerant manufacturer, Arkema Inc. Arkema, an ACCA corporate member, is supporting ACCA’s effort and investing in ACCA’s online qTech® training program entitled “Technician Training on Flammable Refrigerants.”
Arkema will open its 3D Printing Center of Excellence, located at its Sartomer Exton, PA facility. In this advanced R&D lab, Sartomer and its partners will further develop cutting-edge 3D printing resins through innovative material research and collaboration. This new center will complete the Arkema’s worldwide R&D network dedicated to the development of advanced material for additive manufacturing.
Sartomer is launching a new range of LM (Low Migration) acrylate monomers and oligomers, specifically designed for the formulation of UV curable inks and coatings, dedicated to indirect food contact applications.
Arkema Coating Resins has named Peninsula Polymers of Leawood, Kansas, its 2017 North America
“Distributor of the Year” for helping build better relationships with customers, their strong applications
knowledge and their communication / collaboration efforts in the past year.
With immediate effect or as soon as contracts allow, Arkema increases the prices of its Dianol® range by 10%. This price increase is required to offset the tightness of key raw materials which lead to price increases and to face a strong market demand.
Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, will be the official partner for smart adhesives at the iconic cycling event. Now in its fourth year of sponsorship, Bostik will use the competition to boost brand visibility around the world.
May 31st 2018 marks the completion of the final phase in the registration process pursuant to the REACH* regulation. Arkema, through its highly dedicated teams, has registered 148 substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for this final phase. des produits chimiques (ECHA).
With immediate effect or as soon as contracts allow, Arkema increases the prices of its Dianol® range by 10%. This price increase is required to offset the tightness of key raw materials (BPA/Phenol) and to face a strong market demand.
To support the strong worldwide demand in ultra-high performing powders for industrial applications, in particular in the coatings, composite and 3D printing markets, Arkema is to expand its global production capacity at its Mont site (France) by more than 50%. This investment of around €20 M will come on stream in the second half of 2019.
Arkema confirms a detailed investment review, with its partner Novus International, Inc., to double production capacities at Arkema’s Beaumont Thiochemicals site in the United States. This project will support the strong global growth in the animal nutrition market and further strengthens Arkema’s world leading position in high value-added sulfur derivatives.
Due to steady energy and raw materials price increase, Arkema will increase Oxygenated solvents product range prices from 70 to 120 € per ton. The new prices will be effective June 1st, 2018 or as contracts allow.
Arkema is committed through its innovation to running its activities responsibly in terms of safety and environment, and to fostering a dialog with its stakeholders in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Arkema, designer of materials, is exhibiting for the first time at the Viva Technology trade show from 24 to 26 May 2018 at Paris Porte de Versailles. In the Hall of Tech, stand E39, the Group will showcase projects jointly developed with twelve of its partners to illustrate its open innovation and digital transformation strategy.
Arkema has announced the proposed acquisition by the Bostik-Nitta joint-venture of the industrial adhesives of Nitta-Gelatin Inc., as well as the construction of a new world-scale adhesives plant in Japan. These operations will enable Bostik to supply its Japanese customers in the buoyant nonwoven markets for hygiene applications and in the packaging, labelling, transportation and electronics industrial markets.
With immediate effect or as soon as contracts allow, Arkema increases the prices of its Ensoline® PHE and Ensoline® PHP by 10%. This price increase is required to offset the tightness of key raw materials and to face a strong market demand.
Effective 1st June 2018, Marie-José Donsion is joining Arkema as Group Chief Financial Officer, replacing Thierry Lemonnier who is taking retirement. Marie-José Donsion will also sit on the Executive Committee.
Arkema will discuss its Peroxal® BIO hydrogen peroxide grade and other solutions at the American Oil Chemist’s Society (AOCS) Annual Meeting in May. Arkema’s Peroxal® BIO range of hydrogen peroxide grades addresses the needs of the disinfectant market. The Peroxal® BIO line is an EPA FIFRA-registered biocide for use as an active in antimicrobial formulations.
Arkema will have a strong presence at the 2018 NPE International Plastics Expo in Orlando, FL, next month (exhibit space South-34146), featuring products from several business units that serve the broad plastics marketplace. The product portfolio will range from new offerings in thermoplastic elastomers, PVDF resins, acrylic resin and sheet, bio-sourced solutions, new high performing thermoplastic resins, soybean-based plasticizers, and high performing impact modifiers and compatibilizers for nylons and polyesters.
Just like every year, Arkema has joined in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, inspired by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Looking to join the ranks of the best-in-class chemical manufacturers in terms of safety, the Group continues to engage in many awareness initiatives.
Over 8,000 Arkema employees have subscribed for 610,405 shares totaling €50 million as part of the sixth capital increase reserved for them. The amounts invested and the high participation rate highlight the employees’ confidence in the Group’s long-term strategy.
Arkema has just successfully brought on stream new Kynar® PVDF capacities in its Calvert-City plant in the United States. With this 20% increase in its US production capacities, Arkema will further support its customers’ strong demand in the region.
For the past 5 years, Arkema has had a taste for ocean racing with its trimaran Multi50, which won the Transat Jacques Vabre race last November in particular. The exclusive partner of Lalou Roucayrol’s Lalou Multi team, Arkema shows off its colors on two distinct circuits, the Multi50 and the Mini 6.50 categories, thanks to innovative and high-performance boats built from materials developed from its own technologies. The Group has now decided to build a new Multi50 to be ready for launch in 2020 and with its sights set on the Route du Rhum 2022.
The new PEKK and PVDF filaments are designed for 3D printing of highly technical parts requiring extreme performance. Properties include resistance to high temperatures and harsh chemicals, and outstanding flame and smoke properties.
FIFA and the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, due to be held from 7 June to 7 July 2019, are delighted to announce the signing of Arkema as their first National Supporter.
At the American Coatings Show 2018, Booth # 1031, Arkema will showcase the company’s coatings market offering, including new technologies, research initiatives and ongoing commitment to customer needs and innovation.
Coatex, a world leader specialized in rheology, reveals its solutions for all purpose waterborne formulations.
Together with the Arkema Group, Coatex will highlight its thickeners and dispersing additives at the upcoming ACS 2018 in Indianapolis, April 10th-12th 2018, Arkema booth #1031.
After 2017, a year filled with emotions and great results (victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre, 6th place in the Mini-Transat), the 2018 season promises to be busy and exciting for Team Arkema Lalou Multi: optimization refits, sporting reorganization of the team, arrival of a new skipper, and great expectations for the Route du Rhum towards the end of the year.
Arkema announces the expansion of the geographic distribution territory of Terra Firma for the Orgasol® and Rilsan® D products for coating additive applications, effective February 1, 2018. Terra Firma’s distribution territory will now extend from the mid-Atlantic to the southwestern US. The expansion includes the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Effective April 1st, 2018, or as existing contracts permit, Arkema is increasing by 6 to 9% the prices of its Kynar® fluoropolymer product ranges in Asia Pacific. This price increase is required due to ongoing increases in material costs, as well as the investments that Arkema continues to make in R&D, compliance, and capacity expansion to accompany its customers’ growth.
Arkema announces the expansion of the geographic distribution territory of Palmer Holland for the Orgasol® and Rilsan® D products for coating additive applications, effective February 1, 2018. Palmer Holland’s distribution territory will now extend from New England, across the northern US, to the west coast. The expansion includes the states of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Accounts in the region currently serviced directly by Arkema will continue in the same manner.
Arkema will showcase at JEC 2018, from 6 to 8 March 2018, its unique range of advanced materials and
cutting-edge solutions to meet growing demand for lightweighting structures in the transportation, wind
power and construction sectors. With its Elium® resin, the Group offers an innovative alternative to the
challenging equation that is the recyclability of these materials.
Arkema will be showcasing a wide range of products and technologies at the Powder Coating 2018 Technical Conference, conducted by the Powder Coating Institute, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 12-15 (table # 34).
On Jan. 26, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declined petitions for rehearing of its August 8, 2017 ruling that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not have authority under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program to ban the use of HFCs.
To complement its major project in the bio-based polyamide 11, Arkema announces a 25% expansion in its global polyamide 12 polymers production capacities to support its customers’ strong demand in Asia.
Arkema Inc. will be presenting its innovative line of Kynar Aquatec® PVDF latex solutions for high-performance roof coating systems, along with Bostik, Inc. adhesive and sealant products, at the International Roofing Expo, to be held February 6-8, 2018, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
On Jan. 26, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declined a petition for rehearing of its August 8, 2017 ruling that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not have authority under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program to ban the use of HFCs solely for their warming effect.
Arkema will exhibit a booth in the SURTECH 2018 show from 14 to 16 February 2018 at Tokyo Big Site. SURTECH is a trade fair for the technology related surface treatment, surface modification and surface hardening.
At the American Coatings Show 2018, Booth #1031, Arkema will showcase the company's coating market offering, including new technologies, research initiatives and ongoing commitment to customer needs and innovation.
In 2017, Patricia Beurdeley, the Development & Innovation Leader for Architectural Coatings for Arkema in the EMEA region, led and compiled research related to hydrophobic acrylic emulsions used in exterior and interior paint formulations. The results of that research were first unveiled by Werner Ullenboom, Sales Director for Arkema Coating Resins in Northern Europe in November, 2017, at the Verband der Ingenieure des Lack und Farbenfaches e.V. (VILF) Annual Conference.
Effective January 1, 2018 or as contracts allow, the Coating Resins business unit of Arkema will increase the price of certain resins. The increase will range between 50 to 150 Euros per ton for the Solvent-borne, and 30 to 60 Euros per ton for the Water-borne resins, depending on product type.
At the One Planet Summit convened on 12 December 2017 by Emmanuel Macron in Paris and attended by 27 heads of state, 91 French companies, including Arkema, deliver an assessment of their investments since the historic agreement reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties on climate change held in Paris in 2015. By signing a new agreement, they now reaffirm their commitment to a low carbon industry and economy and to joining forces in changing course to initiate a drastic cut in greenhouse gas emissions around the world.