Arkema recently announced a project to double its UV curable resins production capacity at its Nansha plant in China. Arkema reports that the expansion will support the growing demand in Asia for electronics, driven by 5G technology, and in renewable energies.

The increase in production capacity is aligned with the group’s strategy to develop its Coating Solutions segment with high-value-added solutions and reinforce its downstream acrylics activities in Asia. It will enable Arkema to grow its high-performance and solvent-free solutions portfolio for UV curing, marketed under the flagship Sartomer® brand.

This new expansion is scheduled to come on stream in the second half of 2023 and will provide regional supply to customers in Asia. In addition to the new production capacity, the plant aims for carbon neutral growth thanks to an energy efficiency program, green electricity purchasing, and the installation of solar panels.

“We are committed to continuously develop innovative materials and sustainable technologies to meet the robust demand driven by megatrends such as new technologies, clean mobility and urbanization,” said Laurent Peyronneau, vice president of Arkema’s Coating Solutions. “This new capacity will enable us to provide our latest innovative photocure resin solutions and tailored services to our customers and partners in Asia.”

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