Arkema to Implement Innovative Purification Technology for Reduced Emissions

Arkema to Implement Innovative Purification Technology for Reduced Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Arkema is set to introduce a groundbreaking purification technology at its Carling production site in France by 2026, aiming to cut CO2 emissions by 20%. This investment aligns with Arkema’s climate plan validated on a 1.5°C trajectory by 2030 and reinforces its position as a leading supplier of low-carbon footprint solutions in various markets, including electronics, electric vehicle batteries, and energy-efficient materials. The €130 million project will enhance energy efficiency, reduce solvent use, and optimize waste management while increasing production capacity, supported in part by French government initiatives and EU funding.

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, 28-Sep-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — The Carling facility is one of the major acrylic plants in Europe. It produces acrylic monomers used in performance coatings, adhesives, water treatment and other performance materials, that are increasingly required in electronics, electric vehicle batteries, new energies, 3D printing, as well as for home energy efficiency and living comfort improvement.

Combined with the progressive introduction of bio-renewable feedstocks, this lower energy intensive technology will enable Arkema to decarbonize further its acrylic monomers, specialty resins and additives offer and reinforce the Group’s position as a key partner to supply lower carbon footprint solutions in all of these markets.

This investment at the Carling facility represents a strong and long-term commitment to support our customers in their growth and sustainability journey.

“After the introduction of bio-based acrylic monomers in 2022 using the mass balance approach, this new project at Carling is another key step to position Arkema as a leader in low carbon acrylic materials, and to help our customers reduce their Scope 3 emissions” RICHARD JENKINS, SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, COATING SOLUTIONS

This €130 million investment in a new purification process will lead to more energy efficient and lower carbon intensive operations, optimized resources and waste management, as well as a significant reduction of solvent use, while also enabling an incremental increase in capacity.

This strategic project is part of Arkema’s global decarbonization capital expenditure roadmap and has been partly funded by the French State as part of the France 2030 program, operated by ADEME, and funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.

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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