USA:Polymers Arkema to Expand Global Manufacturing Capacity of Thiochemicals
The company has plans to increase its linear mercaptans production capacitiesin order to meet the growing demands for polymers from the transportation and electronics markets.
USA - Arkema has recently announced a project to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities. The move has been undertaken by the firm to support the demand growth of polymers for the transportation and electronics markets.
This incremental investment would increase the Houston (Texas) plant’s manufacturing capacity by up to 30 percent. Arkema is one of the world’s leading producer of mercaptans and other sulfur derivatives, and this investment is expected to further strengthen its position. Through this expansion, the company intends to serve its customers in a more efficient manner. The total new capacity is expected to come online in the first half of 2020.