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Arkema continues to improve the competitiveness of its Performance Products segment

Published on 2006-07-06. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema announces three projects to reinforce the competitiveness of its Performance Products segment. These projects concern the Technical Polymers, Additives, and Specialty Chemicals business units. The implementation of these three projects should result in the reduction of 91 positions overall .

AThe Technical Polymers business unit has today presented to the Works Council of its Serquigny facility (France / Eure) a project concerning the Rilsan® polyamide powder production units designed to restore the site's competitiveness and therefore consolidating Arkema's world leading position in this activity over the long term.

A The Additives business unit has announced the closure of tin catalyst production at the Mobile facility (USA / Alabama). All this activity will be concentrated at its Carrollton facility (USA / Kentucky) where production capacity will be increased and infrastructures optimized.

A The Specialty Chemicals business unit has today presented to the CECA S.A. Central Works Council a project for the closure of the activities at its Pierrefitte-Nestalas industrial facility (France / Hautes-Pyrénées) and the development of its Phosphorus Specialties business, in particular with the setting-up of new production capacities in China.

A global chemical player, Arkema consists of 3 related and integrated business segments: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present in over 40 countries with 18,400 employees, Arkema achieves sales of 5.7 billion euros. With its 6 research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.

Source: Arkema

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