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Arkema to Ship its 1st Waterborne Emulsion Polymer from Changshu

Published on 2012-09-27. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema Coating Resins has announced production and shipment of its first commercial emulsion polymer from Changshu, China. This is the result of the collaboration between Arkema Coating Resins and Arkema subsidiary Coatex to expand the Coatex Changshu Additives plant, located on Arkema's manufacturing complex in Changshu, Arkema's largest chemical platform worldwide.

"We are very pleased that the plant has come online as planned," said Wilson Foo, Asia Pacific Emulsion Systems General Manager for Arkema Coating Resins. "This is an important step in providing customers local manufacturing and technical support."

The first Arkema Coating Resins product to ship from the plant is a waterborne emulsion for use in pressure sensitive adhesive applications. Ultimately Arkema Coating Resins will manufacture a full line of products for the Asia Pacific region, including products for use in architectural coatings, industrial coatings, adhesives, building products and other applications.

"Our plan is to continue limited production throughout the remainder of 2012, and be at full production of a comprehensive product line by the end of 2013," Foo noted.

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, they 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, 14,000 employees and 10 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of €6.5 billion Euros ($8.3 billion USD) and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

About Coatex

With over 40 years experience, Coatex is one of the world's leading producers of rheological additives for aqueous formulations. These high performance additives are used all around the world in a wide variety of applications, including mineral processing, paper, paints and other industrial specialties. Coatex's success stems from its continuous research efforts. The company offers a range of standard and custom-made formulas. Numerous patents protect our exclusive innovations. Coatex's rheological expertise plays a major role in formulating high-performance and environmentally friendly polymers.

Source: Arkema

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