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Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. Structured into 3 complementary & highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials-Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, Coating Solutions-with cutting-edge technological solutions. With reported sales approx. $11.2 USD in 2021, operating in 55 countries with 20,200 employees WW. Visit Bostik.
Arkema's high-performance polymers business hosted its major global customers in the castor bean fields of Gujarat, India, home to more than 80% of global castor crop production, from February 26-28, 2023.
Arkema is launching a new integrated product range that combines the company’s technological expertise in the adhesives market, strengthened by the recent acquisition of Ashland performance adhesives, and acrylic value chain solutions.
The evaluation process audits the following aspects of human resources: HR strategy, digital HR leadership, work environment/working conditions, integration, employer brand and recruitment, career management, values/ethics and CSR policy, compensation and recognition at work, commitment, and diversity and inclusion.
The company was a part of Arkema’s performance additives business line, and existed with little integration within the group’s other activities. Febex reported sales of around €30 million in 2021, employs 59 people, and operates one site in Switzerland.
The companies are entering into a long-term power purchase agreement with EDF Energy Services LLC (EDF). The agreement intends for American Acryl, a joint venture between the companies, to get 100% of its expected annual energy usage to be supplied by wind power.
Arkema recently announced the mass-balance certification of a range of bio-attributed acrylic monomers, and specialty acrylic additives and resins. Arkema’s use of the mass balance approach in manufacturing complements the bio-based segregated polymers, resins, and additives Arkema is already offering.
Bostik offers a range of MSR sealants and Born2Bond™ engineering adhesives for the marine industry, including select products in a repair kit used by all crews in the Route du Rhum transatlantic sailing race.
In line with the expectations of the Paris Agreement, Arkema has set a target, based on a science-based target (SBT) approach, to reduce its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and its scope 3 emissions by 46% by 2030 relative to 2019.
Arkema recently announced details regarding its financial performance in the first quarter of 2022, announcing group sales rose by 29.7% compared to the 2021 quarter, to almost €2.9 billion (approximately $3 billion).
Arkema’s corporate headquarters in Colombes, France, and its Marseille and Serquigny plants in France are now SuCCESS™ (Sustainable Castor Caring for Environmental and Social Standards) certified by independent certification bodies empaneled by the Sustainable Castor Association.
Arkema recently announced that it is showcasing a broad offering of coating materials for waterborne, high solids, UV/EB, and powder formulations at the 2022 American Coatings Show (ACS) in Indianapolis, Ind., April 5-7, booth #1130.
A new solution has been developed in the form of pre-dispersed masterbatches of core-shell particles in (meth)acrylate monomers. These new liquid toughener dispersions are stable and have been proven to increase the toughness of acrylic materials. The utility of these tougheners has been demonstrated in light-curable thermoset formulations and in 2K acrylic structural adhesives.
Arkema reports that it is accelerating its development in China in order to meet demand from customers in the lithium-ion battery business and support growth in the water filtration, specialty coatings, and semiconductor sectors.
February 7, 2022
Arkema’s previously announced 35% fluoropolymer capacity increase at its Changshu site in China has been revised upward to a capacity increase of 50%.
Sales in the Adhesive Solutions segment were up 10.1% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of 2020.
November 16, 2021
Supported by accelerating demand for high-performance materials in an environment marked by strong inflation of raw materials and supply chain disruptions, Arkema recently reported group sales of €2.4 billion (approximately $2.8 billion) in the third quarter.
The company will discuss innovations in binders, rheology modifiers, and toughening agents at tabletop 100.
October 26, 2021
Arkema recently announced that it is showcasing its full range of products and technologies for formulators of adhesives and sealants at the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s 2021 Annual Convention & EXPO.
The label assures that the percentage of renewable bio-based content is third-party certified and monitored by the USDA.
October 21, 2021
Sartomer, part of the Coating Solutions segment of Arkema, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved five SARBIO® specialty acrylate and methacrylate resins based on renewable raw materials to carry the agency's Certified Biobased Product label.
The new facility will support demand in Asia for advanced bio-circular materials.
October 14, 2021
In parallel with its project to increase global capacity of bio-based polyamide 11 by 50% in Singapore, Arkema has announced the construction of a polyamide 11 powders plant on its Changshu platform in China.
I recently reached out to key industry players—ranging from raw materials suppliers to manufacturers of finished adhesives and sealants—to get their takes on factors ranging from supply chain volatility and sustainability initiatives to research and development efforts.
Poliplas is a key player in the Brazilian adhesives market with a strong presence in different distribution channels.
February 24, 2021
Arkema recently announced that Bostik will reinforce its presence in the fast-growing Brazilian construction adhesives market with the planned acquisition of Poliplas Ltda., a producer of hybrid technology sealants and adhesives.
The Start-up Connect initiative will combine the dynamism of small, agile, and innovative organizations with Arkema’s expertise in specialty materials to develop the innovations of tomorrow.
February 16, 2021
Start-up Connect, a new Arkema program, invites start-ups specializing in advanced materials from around the world to join forces with Arkema to establish a research collaboration and benefit from the group's support and technological experience.
CMC, which will be 51% owned by Bostik for an investment of around $11 million, will produce specialty cyanoacrylate monomers on an industrial scale at a competitive cost.
January 21, 2021
Arkema recently announced an investment in Crackless Monomer Co. (CMC), a joint venture between Bostik and Taiwanese company Cartell Chemical Co., to accelerate the development and production of high-value-added engineering adhesives.
Our annual ASI Top 20 details the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. We targeted sales figures (and other details) for finished adhesives and sealants, as well as related products such as tapes, to develop the ranking.
Tariffs, trade deals, and acquisitions—oh, my! In response to continued uncertainties resulting from ongoing political tensions and changing market dynamics, raw materials and chemicals suppliers are undertaking a number of strategic initiatives.
The product lines include over 45 waterborne resins that are often used in adhesives, caulks and sealants, construction products, architectural paints, traffic coatings, and industrial coatings applications.
January 30, 2020
Brenntag recently announced that it will become the primary distributor for Arkema Inc. waterborne resins in Canada.