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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.