Succesful Modernisation Arkema Ramps Up MMA–Production in Texas
Completion of a US $ 110 million expansion: After the commissioning of a 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production in Bayport and the opening of an acrylic acid capacity expansion in Clear Lake, the start-up of a 45 KT methyl acrylate plant represents the last phase of the revamping activities for Arkema’s acrylics business.
Clear Lake, Texas/USA – Arkema announces the start-up of its new plant for the production of methyl acrylate, an acrylic acid derivative used in the manufacture of polymers for water treatment, elastomers and engineering polymers. This investment, on its Clear Lake site in Texas, represents the last phase of a $110 M investment plan intended to strengthen Arkema’s rankings in the US acrylics market.
“ith 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”, stated Marie-Pierre Chevallier, Global Group President for Arkema’s Acrylics business unit.