Arkema recently announced that its coating resins business has expanded acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%. A new reactor is expected to enable manufacturing of the company’s products that have been previously unavailable in the region. With the startup of the new reactor, Arkema has reportedly improved virtually every aspect of its latex production in Brazil, including manufacturing, logistics and shipping, storage, filtration, and the capabilities of the reactor itself.

“These improvements will enable us to begin migrating production capabilities and product lines currently available in other parts of the world to the facility in Brazil,” said Eric Schmitt, president of Arkema Quimica Ltda. Brazil. “We can now provide customers local manufacturing of innovative, market-leading products, produced in a modern, automated facility with a focus on consistent, repeatable quality and environmental responsibility.”

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