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Arkema Plans to Optimize its Functional Polyolefin Range

Published on 2012-01-19. Author : SpecialChem

As part of a drive to optimize its functional polyolefin range, Arkema announces that it is to discontinue its Evatane® 33-15 (High Content Ethylene - Vinyl Acetate Copolymers) and Lotryl® 14MG02 (Ethylene - Acrylate Copolymers) grades.

This withdrawal is part of a rationalization program to be completed in 2012 designed to shorten production wheel and reduce inventories of finished products, while delivering even better customer service. In the past three years Arkema has sought to methodically optimize its Evatane®, Lotryl® and Orevac® T (Ethylene - Vinyl Acetate and Maleic Anhydride Terpolymers) ranges, and to channel its sales towards higher added value grades.

Marketed under the tradenames Evatane®, Lotryl®, Lotader® and Orevac®, Arkema's Functional Polyolefins are used in wide-ranging industrial applications, including hotmelt adhesives, cables, multilayer packaging films, technical polymer modification, solar panels, petroleum additives, bitumens and inks.

About Arkema

A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, 15,700 employees and 9 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of €5.9 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands. The world is our inspiration.

Source: Arkema

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