As soon as the capsize of the Multi50 Arkema was known at around 0630hrs UTC/0730 CET on November 14 approximately 1,000 miles East of Guadeloupe, the whole of Team Arkema Lalou Multi began to organize a rescue operation for Lalou Roucayrol.
Éric Labaye, Chairman of the Administrative Board of the École poly-technique, Thierry Le Hénaff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arkema, and Jean-Bernard Lartigue, Executive Director of the X Foun-dation, have signed a Convention for a “Design and Modeling of Innovative Materials” International Teaching and Research Chair on Thursday 8 November. This Chair is held by Julie Diani, CNRS Research Director at the École polytechnique’s Solid Mechanics Laboratory.
Arkema is expanding in engineering adhesives with the announcement of the acquisition of Afinitica, a Spanish company specializing in instant adhesives, also known as cyanoacrylates. This small targeted acquisition will enable Bostik to develop a solid position in adhesives used in markets with strong growth potential, including electronics and medical equipment, and in many other durable goods manufacturing applications.
Pressure is slowly mounting on the pontoons of Saint-Malo in the run-up to the start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, a legendary solo transatlantic race, on 4th November. After arriving in the buccaneering town halfway through the week, Lalou Roucayrol and the Multi50 Arkema are now getting into the swing of things. Lalou Roucayrol and his team are making the most of these last few days to present Arkema’s know-how, and offer many skippers the “Kit à Partir “, a repair kit developed through collaboration between the Arkema Group, its adhesives specialist subsidiary Bostik, and Team Lalou Multi.
Following the success of the Sail for Water mission, Arkema is supporting a new NGO, No-Thirst Initiative, to promote universal access to safe drinking water for people living in remote areas of Nepal.
Lalou Roucayrol, skipper of the Multi50 Arkema, will set off on 4 November in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. For his fourth participation in this race, the skipper’s ambitions are clear: to claim a podium place in this supreme event in solo ocean racing. But to achieve this, mental and physical preparation is essential.
With the creation of this new commercial platform, Arkema aims to address the needs of the demanding and innovative 3D printing markets. The new platform will leverage an extensive range of materials dedicated to each of the major 3D printing technologies, a proven expertise, and strategic partnerships with key players in additive manufacturing.
Thus “3D Printing Solutions by Arkema” will support the 3D printing sector as it grows into an industrial manufacturing technology.
Barrday Inc., a major player in the composite market, and Arkema announce the creation of a joint venture to manufacture and market carbon fiber and specialty polymer tapes for the growing oil and gas industrial market.
Arkema announced a project to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets. This incremental investment would increase the Houston (Texas) plant’s manufacturing capacity by up to 30 percent.
Lalou Roucayrol and his crew of the Multi 50 Arkema won the first edition of the Valdys Trophy, which took place from 1st to 8th September, finishing in style the pre-season races 2018 before the ultimate transatlantic and emblematic Route du Rhum- Destination Guadeloupe.
Arkema will open its 3D Printing Center of Excellence, located at its Sartomer Exton, PA facility. In this advanced R&D lab, Sartomer and its partners will further develop cutting-edge 3D printing resins through innovative material research and collaboration. This new center will complete the Arkema’s worldwide R&D network dedicated to the development of advanced material for additive manufacturing.
Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, will be the official partner for smart adhesives at the iconic cycling event. Now in its fourth year of sponsorship, Bostik will use the competition to boost brand visibility around the world.
May 31st 2018 marks the completion of the final phase in the registration process pursuant to the REACH* regulation. Arkema, through its highly dedicated teams, has registered 148 substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for this final phase. des produits chimiques (ECHA).
To support the strong worldwide demand in ultra-high performing powders for industrial applications, in particular in the coatings, composite and 3D printing markets, Arkema is to expand its global production capacity at its Mont site (France) by more than 50%. This investment of around €20 M will come on stream in the second half of 2019.
Arkema confirms a detailed investment review, with its partner Novus International, Inc., to double production capacities at Arkema’s Beaumont Thiochemicals site in the United States. This project will support the strong global growth in the animal nutrition market and further strengthens Arkema’s world leading position in high value-added sulfur derivatives.
Arkema is committed through its innovation to running its activities responsibly in terms of safety and environment, and to fostering a dialog with its stakeholders in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Arkema, designer of materials, is exhibiting for the first time at the Viva Technology trade show from 24 to 26 May 2018 at Paris Porte de Versailles. In the Hall of Tech, stand E39, the Group will showcase projects jointly developed with twelve of its partners to illustrate its open innovation and digital transformation strategy.
Arkema has announced the proposed acquisition by the Bostik-Nitta joint-venture of the industrial adhesives of Nitta-Gelatin Inc., as well as the construction of a new world-scale adhesives plant in Japan. These operations will enable Bostik to supply its Japanese customers in the buoyant nonwoven markets for hygiene applications and in the packaging, labelling, transportation and electronics industrial markets.
Effective 1st June 2018, Marie-José Donsion is joining Arkema as Group Chief Financial Officer, replacing Thierry Lemonnier who is taking retirement. Marie-José Donsion will also sit on the Executive Committee.
Just like every year, Arkema has joined in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, inspired by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Looking to join the ranks of the best-in-class chemical manufacturers in terms of safety, the Group continues to engage in many awareness initiatives.
Over 8,000 Arkema employees have subscribed for 610,405 shares totaling €50 million as part of the sixth capital increase reserved for them. The amounts invested and the high participation rate highlight the employees’ confidence in the Group’s long-term strategy.
Arkema has just successfully brought on stream new Kynar® PVDF capacities in its Calvert-City plant in the United States. With this 20% increase in its US production capacities, Arkema will further support its customers’ strong demand in the region.
For the past 5 years, Arkema has had a taste for ocean racing with its trimaran Multi50, which won the Transat Jacques Vabre race last November in particular. The exclusive partner of Lalou Roucayrol’s Lalou Multi team, Arkema shows off its colors on two distinct circuits, the Multi50 and the Mini 6.50 categories, thanks to innovative and high-performance boats built from materials developed from its own technologies. The Group has now decided to build a new Multi50 to be ready for launch in 2020 and with its sights set on the Route du Rhum 2022.
FIFA and the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, due to be held from 7 June to 7 July 2019, are delighted to announce the signing of Arkema as their first National Supporter.
After 2017, a year filled with emotions and great results (victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre, 6th place in the Mini-Transat), the 2018 season promises to be busy and exciting for Team Arkema Lalou Multi: optimization refits, sporting reorganization of the team, arrival of a new skipper, and great expectations for the Route du Rhum towards the end of the year.
Arkema will showcase at JEC 2018, from 6 to 8 March 2018, its unique range of advanced materials and
cutting-edge solutions to meet growing demand for lightweighting structures in the transportation, wind
power and construction sectors. With its Elium® resin, the Group offers an innovative alternative to the
challenging equation that is the recyclability of these materials.
To complement its major project in the bio-based polyamide 11, Arkema announces a 25% expansion in its global polyamide 12 polymers production capacities to support its customers’ strong demand in Asia.
At the One Planet Summit convened on 12 December 2017 by Emmanuel Macron in Paris and attended by 27 heads of state, 91 French companies, including Arkema, deliver an assessment of their investments since the historic agreement reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties on climate change held in Paris in 2015. By signing a new agreement, they now reaffirm their commitment to a low carbon industry and economy and to joining forces in changing course to initiate a drastic cut in greenhouse gas emissions around the world.