Arkema has formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s Acrylic Monomers and Acrylic Latex Polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America.
CARY, NC – Arkema has formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s Acrylic Monomers and Acrylic Latex Polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America.
The acrylic monomers production site in Clear Lake, TX, is being integrated into Arkema’s existing Acrylics business unit, within the Industrial Chemicals business segment.
The acrylic latex polymers activity forms a new business unit, Arkema Emulsion Systems, which is dedicated to the paint, coatings, adhesives and construction-product markets. This new business unit will be part of the Industrial Chemicals business segment. Richard Jenkins has been appointed President of this newly created business unit. Jenkins was previously the General Manager of Dow’s UCAR Emulsions Systems and Monomers business. Arkema Emulsion Systems is headquartered in Cary, NC, and operates three latex production facilities in California, Illinois and Louisiana. Research and development, marketing, sales and administration functions are located at the North Carolina headquarters.
The Polyphobe™ rheology modifiers formerly in the UCAR Emulsion Systems product line are being integrated into Arkema’s Coatex subsidiary. The integration will extend Coatex’s portfolio for the paint and coatings industry to the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico markets.
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