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New 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit at Carling industrial site

Published on 2008-09-22. Author : SpecialChem

To keep up with the strong growth of the acrylic esters market, Arkema announces a new 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit at its Carling site (France).

"This new 50,000 metric tonnes unit will use a new innovative process developed by Arkema's R&D and Process Department. Due to come on stream in the fall of 2009, it will help match the strong growth in the 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate world market, one of the main applications being the manufacture of pressure sensitive adhesives ", Marie-Pierre Chevallier, Managing Director of Arkema's Acrylics Business Unit, is pleased to announce.

The commissioning of this new production unit will help strengthen the position of the Carling site, a world leading facility in terms of acrylic acid production capacity.

The commissioning of this new production unit will help strengthen the position of the Carling site, a world leading facility in terms of acrylic acid production capacity.

Acrylic esters are produced by reacting acrylic acid with an alcohol. Arkema manufactures and markets a wide range of these products, in particular methyl, ethyl, butyl and 2-ethyl hexyl acrylates.

With two world-scale production sites, in Carling (Moselle), France, and in Bayport (Texas), United States, Arkema is a leading player in the acrylics sector for which the main markets are paints and coatings, superabsorbents, water treatment, paper and textile.

Source: Arkema


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