Arkema Doubles Capacity for Sartomer® UV/LED Curing Resins in Nansha Facility Expansion in China

Arkema Doubles Capacity for Sartomer® UV/LED Curing Resins in Nansha Facility Expansion in China

(IN BRIEF) Arkema has commenced production of Sartomer® specialty UV/LED curing resins at its recently expanded facility in Nansha, China, effectively doubling its production capacity. This expansion aims to support the development of sustainable solutions for rapidly growing applications in Asian markets, including cutting-edge electronics driven by 5G technology and renewable energy. The Nansha facility incorporates the latest manufacturing standards, prioritizes energy efficiency, and strives for carbon-neutral growth through green electricity procurement and solar panel installations. This initiative aligns with Arkema’s strategy to enhance its portfolio of high-performance and sustainable materials, spanning UV/LED, powder, waterborne, and high solid technologies.

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, 26-Oct-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema (EPA: AKE), a French specialty chemicals and advanced materials company and a global leader in PVDF production, is proud to announce the commencement of production of its Sartomer® specialty UV/LED curing resins at its newly expanded facility in Nansha, China. This significant expansion, first announced at the end of 2021, has effectively doubled the production capacity, positioning Arkema to meet the growing demand for sustainable solutions in the Asian market.

The expanded facility in Nansha will play a pivotal role in advancing sustainable solutions, catering to rapidly evolving applications, particularly in high-tech sectors such as electronics, driven by the emergence of 5G technology, and the burgeoning renewable energy industry.

Arkema’s investment in Nansha reflects the company’s commitment to employing cutting-edge processes and manufacturing standards. The entire plant is designed with energy efficiency in mind, aligning with Arkema’s aspiration for carbon-neutral growth. This commitment is further underscored by the incorporation of green electricity sourcing and the installation of solar panels.

Key Highlights of the Nansha Expansion:

  • Doubled production capacity to support sustainable solutions.
  • Focus on high-growth Asian markets, including 5G electronics and renewable energies.
  • Adherence to the latest industry standards and practices.
  • Emphasis on energy efficiency and carbon neutrality through green energy procurement and solar power generation.

This expansion project represents a pivotal aspect of Arkema’s broader strategy, aimed at bolstering its leading portfolio of high-performance and sustainable materials. This portfolio encompasses a wide range of technologies, including UV/LED, powder, waterborne, and high solid solutions.

“Doubling the capacity of the Nansha plant will allow us to support the growth, innovation and regional supply of our customers in Asia. The accelerating need for lower carbon solutions is creating new opportunities for the UV/LED curing technology, which is expanding fast to a wider range of substrates and applications” said Richard Jenkins, Senior Vice-President of Arkema’s Coating Solutions.

Arkema is committed to fostering innovation and sustainability, and the Nansha expansion underscores its dedication to providing cutting-edge materials that empower businesses and industries to thrive while minimizing their environmental impact.

More information:

Media contacts:

Gilles Galinier
VP Communication
+33 (0)1 49 00 70 07

Anne Plaisance
Corporate Press Relations Manager
+33 (0)6 81 87 48 77

SOURCE: Arkema


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