Arkema is exhibiting at the American Coatings Show (ACS) being held in Charlotte, North Carolina
With its global and customer-focused approach, internationally recognized brands and innovation, Arkema boasts major resources and a comprehensive offering for the coatings sector. Products and brands include: Coatex additive designers (rheology modifiers), newly acquired Arkema Emulsion Systems, Kynar® Aquatec, Orgasol® and Rilsan® fine powders, Acrylic’s Norsocryl®, Blocbuilder® controller for free radical polymerization, and Nanostrength® block copolymers.
Alongside the tradeshow in Charlotte, Arkema also held a press briefing on April 14 when Marc Schuller, Vice President Industrial Chemicals, reviewed Arkema’s assets and major development ambitions in the coatings and paint market, stating: « With an extensive innovative product offering, and following the closing early 2010 of the acquisition of certain acrylic monomer and acrylic latex polymer assets from Dow Chemical, Arkema is looking to grow from the status of a competitive European player in upstream acrylics to that of an integrated global leader across the entire acrylic chain in order to best serve its customers. »
A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema consists of three businesses: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Arkema has reported sales of 4.4 billion euros in 2009. Arkema has 13,800 employees in over 40 countries and seven research centers located in France, the United States and Japan. With internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.