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Arkema S.A. produces and sells chemical products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions. The company offers technical polymers, such as specialty polyamides used in the automotive, aerospace and aeronautics, oil, electronics, and consumer goods industries, as well as in the manufacture of hotmelts; and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) used in chemical engineering, paints and anti-corrosive coatings, oil and gas extraction, photovoltaic panels, lithium-ion batteries, and membranes for water treatment. It also provides organic peroxides comprising modifiers and process aids for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polymerisation initiators for polyethylene, PVC, polystyrene, and crosslinking agents; and filtration and adsorption products. In addition, the company provides acrylic glass used in the construction, automotive, advertising boards, decoration, sanitary ware, and LED TVs applications; and chemical intermediates for the animal feed, petrochemicals and refining, natural gas odorizers, polymerization agents, agrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals markets. Further, it offers fluorogases that are used in refrigeration, air-conditioning, foams, and solvents, as well as used as raw materials in fluorinated polymers; and hydrogen peroxide for pulp and paper bleaching, water treatment, disinfection, electronics, and textiles industries, as well as sodium chlorate. Additionally, the company provides coating solutions, including acrylics; rheological additives used as rheology modifiers in paper, paints, and industrial coatings; and waterborne, solventborne, and powder resins used for architectural and industrial coatings. It also offers inks, sealants, varnishes, and dyes for wood, road paints, adhesives, construction materials, etc.; and photocure resins, including UV-cured acrylic resins primarily for metal, plastic, and wood coatings. The company is headquartered in Colombes, France.

13,434 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/27/14

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Total Annual Compensation: €1.6M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

arkema (AKE) Key Developments

Arkema SA Finalises Joint Venture Deal with Jurong Chemical

Arkema SA announced that it had finalised its joint venture deal with Jurong Chemical, a unit of Sunvic Chemical Holdings Ltd. The parties have now formed a new company called Sunke, with Arkema holding a majority stake in it. With this transaction, Arkema aims to take control of an acrylic acid production site in Taixing, eastern China, owned by Jurong Chemical. The venture comprises the assets of the industrial complex, which currently has two production lines with a third one to come on stream in the first quarter of 2015, bringing its total annual production capacity to 480,000 tonnes. For an initial investment of USD 240 million, Arkema now has access to half of the site's current production, namely 160,000 tonnes per year. Once the third line is ready, the company will have the option to access two thirds of the total capacity in return for an additional USD 235 million. Arkema will have the right to acquire the rest over the next five years for a further USD 165 million. The initial investment will enable Arkema to serve its customers in China and in Asia operating in markets such as superabsorbents, paints, adhesives and water treatment.

Arkema Announces Closing of First Stage of Acrylic Assets Acquisition in China

Arkema has finalized the first stage of its acrylics assets acquisition project in Taixing, China, and now has access to a modern and competitive 160,000 t/year acrylic acid production capacity in Asia for the sum of $240 million. This investment will enable the Group to serve its customers in China and in Asia in growing markets such as superabsorbents, paints, adhesives and water treatment. Arkema has finalized the creation of Sunke, a joint venture with Jurong Chemical, in which Arkema has a majority interest, and which consists in particular of two acrylic acid production lines each amounting to 160,000 t/year located on the Taixing site in China. With the closing of this first stage, Arkema has access to half of the site's installed production.

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