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Arkema Brings Acrylic Acid Reactor on Stream in TX

Monday, November 4, 2019

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Specialty chemicals company Arkema (Colombes, France) announced that this past summer, the company brought on stream a new 90,000-ton acrylic acid reactor at its Clear Lake, Texas, site.

The company says the move was to support the growth of its North American customers in the superabsorbents, paints, adhesives and water treatment markets.

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Specialty chemicals company Arkema (Colombes, France) announced that this past summer, the company brought on stream a new 90,000-ton acrylic acid reactor at its Clear Lake, Texas, site.

Equipped with the latest production technologies, the company says, this new reactor replaces two decommissioned reactors of 45,000 tons each.

Arkema says its $90 million investment positions Clear Lake as one of the most competitive acrylic acid sites in the United States.

This expansion consolidates Arkema’s position as the second-largest producer of acrylic acid in the region, the company says.

Other Moves

Also this summer, Arkema announced the acquisition of Lambson (United Kingdom), a company that specializes in photoinitiators for curing (a technology that helps to meet demands of different markets, such as high-performance coatings).

The acquisition will complement Arkema’s Sartomer product offering, the company says, and will further strengthen the share of specialties in Arkema’s product portfolio.

   

Tagged categories: Acrylic; Arkema Inc.; Asia Pacific; Business matters; Business operations; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Tools & Equipment; Z-Continents

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