USA: 90 Million Dollar Investment Arkema Brings 90,000 Tonne Acrylic Acid Reactor Online in USA
Arkema has recently brought on stream a new 90,000-tonne acrylic acid reactor at its Texas site in the USA. The move aims to support the growth of the company’s customers in North America dealing in the superabsorbents, paints, adhesives and water treatment markets.
Texas/USA – Arkema has successfully brought on stream, and on schedule, a new 90,000-tonne per year acrylic acid reactor at its Clear Lake, Texas site.
Equipped with the latest production technologies, this new reactor replaces two decommissioned reactors of 45,000 tonnes each.
This investment of approximately 90 million dollars, positions Clear Lake as one of the most competitive acrylic acid sites in the United States.
This new capacity will enable the Group to support the growth of its North American customers in markets such as superabsorbents, paints and coatings, adhesives, and polymers for water treatment and enhanced oil and gas recovery. This expansion consolidates Arkema’s position as the second largest producer of acrylic acid in the region.