Readers last week were most interested in Arkema’s investment in France-based Verkor (Arkema Acquires Stake in Battery Producer Verkor): “Arkema recently announced that it has become a shareholder and technological partner of Verkor, a French startup specializing in the production of high-performance batteries. With this investment, Arkema reports that it is strengthening its development in batteries and clean mobility.

“Arkema contributed several million euros to Verkor’s recent €100 million (approximately $118.7 million) round of fundraising, which will enable the construction of the Verkor Innovation Center near Grenoble as well as the launch of a gigafactory dedicated to battery production (construction is expected to start in 2023). The Verkor Innovation Center, which should be operational in 2022, will provide a collaborative space to optimize smart industrial processes and create new generations of batteries.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for July 18-24

  1. Arkema Acquires Stake in Battery Producer Verkor
  2. ChemQuest Announces Leadership Appointments
  3. Dow to Expand Capacities for Numerous Silicone-Based Products
  4. Avery Dennison Breaks Ground on Concentrated Solar Thermal Platform in Belgium #5 last week
  5. MAPEI's Diliberto Riquelme Named 2021 Coverings Rock Star

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