Arkema Inc. comprises more than seven individual business units, ranging from Acrylic Monomers to Thiochemicals. Each business unit includes some of the best-known brands in the industry:
Arkema's specialty acrylic/methacrylic monomers, such as the Norsocryl® acrylic monomers 100 series, offer enhanced adhesion in water and solvent-based architectural coatings.
Arkema Coating Resins:
Arkema's Coating Resins group offers a comprehensive raw materials resource for architecutral coatings,including powder coatings; traffic paints; transportation, marine and maintenance coatings; pressure senstive adhesives; building and construction products; inks and graphic arts; coatings for glass, textiles, non-wovens and leather; and curing agents.
Arkema is one of the world's top producers of Fluorochemicals, including both refrigerants and foams, solvents, and aerosols, under the brand Forane® fluorochemicals.
Arkema manufactures a comprehensive line of high-quality, high-performance additives for a wide variety of applications – including catalysts, coatings, epoxides and plastic additives. Under the Luperox® brand name, Arkema has introduced more new organic peroxides than the rest of the industry combined, including the first peroxide for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) -- which quickly became the major initiator used in manufacturing PVC resin.
Globally, Arkema is the world's third largest producer of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) used for bleaching wood pulp for paper, bleaching textiles, treating wastewater, sanitizing for food production and cleaning circuit boards.
PMMA (Altuglas International):
Altuglas International, www.altuglasint.com, is a leader in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) technology worldwide.
Sartomer Specialty Chemicals:
The Sartomer Business Unit is structured into two main product lines: (meth)acrylate monomers and (meth)acrylate oligomers.
Sartomer's acrylate and methacrylate monomer lines includes monofunctional, difunctional, trifunctional and higher functionality products. Sartomer also offers a wide variety of ethoxylated and propoxylated monomers that offer higher molecular weights for lower skin irritation, better flexibility and faster cure speeds. Sartomer monomers can also be tailored for water-dispersible, adhesion-promoting and pigment-dispersing applications.
The oligomer product line includes epoxy acrylates, urethane acrylates, Sarbox™, carboxylic acid half esters, polyester acrylates, acrylated acrylics, and low viscosity oligomers. Sartomer's epoxy acrylate oligomers are fast-curing and form hard, solvent-resistant films. Sartomer's diverse line of urethane acrylate oligomers offer a wide range of properties which formulators can use to optimize the performance of coatings or inks.
Our technical polymers product line includes some of the most versatile and popular products in the industry including: Pebax® resins, Platamid® resins, Rilsan® nylon 11 & 12, Rilsan® nylon powder coatings, Kynar 500® architectural coatings, Kynar® high performance plastics, and Kynar® PVDF resins.
The Thiochemicals business unit of Arkema is the global leader in thiochemicals and a major producer of oxygenated solvents.