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The Acrylics activity produces and markets intermediate products (acids and esters) for the chemical industry. It also supplies cationic monomers for water treatment. 

Acrylic monomers: making daily life comfortable

The Arkema group is one of the world leaders in the production of acrylic monomers. Thanks to their unique properties, these products contribute to the comfort of daily life by:

  • Extending the life of finished products
  • Developing formulas without solvents
  • Contributing to a better environment

The acrylic monomers, the acid and its esters, are used in the production of:

  • Paints and coatings
  • Superabsorbants
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Plastic materials
  • Flocculants
  • Dispersants
  • Photocure resins
  • Detergents
  • Lubricants
  • Plastic additives
  • Thickeners
  • Textile acrylic fibers
  • Additives for treatment of paper and leather

Cationic monomers for water treatment

Cationic monomers (Adame®Adamquat and Madquat) are used as dispersants and flocculants in the treatment of municipal and industrial water.


  • 4 production sites: 1 in Europe (France), 2 in North America (USA) and 1 in China (in association with Jurong Chemical)
  • Global logistics system including more than 20 terminals
  • Global technology center in Carling (France)

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