Arkema starts new methyl acrylate plant in its Clear Lake site Texas US

Arkema starts up methyl acrylate plant in Clear Lake, US

6:06 AM, 29th July 2014
Arkema starts new methyl acrylate plant in its Clear Lake site Texas US

TEXAS, US: Arkema started operation of its new methyl acrylate plant with an investment of $110 million in its Clear Lake site in Texas, US. The new plant will strengthen Arkema’s rankings in the US acrylics market. Methyl acrylate is an acrylic acid derivative used in the manufacture of polymers for water treatment, elastomers and engineering polymers. This commissioning of 45 kilotonne methyl acrylate plant makes Clear Lake one of the world’s leading manufacturing sites for acrylic acid and derivatives.

“With the finalization of this investment plan in the United States, our world-class site in Carling, France, and our project for the acquisition of Jurong’s acrylics assets in China due to be closed early September, Arkema more than ever ranks among the world’s acrylics leaders and is well positioned to serve its customers around the world from competitive and reliable production sites,” said Marie-Pierre Chevallier, Global Group President, Acrylics business unit, Arkema.

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