Covid-19: Arkema rallies round
In the face of this exceptional health and economic crisis that is calling upon the energy and the spirit of solidarity of each and every one of us, several of our products are being used directly in the fight against this virus, and our teams are making every effort to meet the surge in demand. Initiatives, including donations of product and equipment, are also being rolled out by our sites and facilities around the world.
Read a summary of how Arkema is rallying round in this period.
- 05/15/2020 - Coatex donates Rhesolve T-900® to contribute the production of alcohol gel - Brazil
Coatex, an Arkema subsidiary, donates a Rhesolve T-900® barrel to UFSCAR (Federal University of São Carlos - Campus Sorocaba), in São Paulo. This product will contribute to the production of alcohol gel that is being distributed to public hospitals in Sorocaba and the region.
- 05/06/20 - Arkema Inc. donates hand sanitizer to help four States fight Covid-19 - USA
- 04/23/20 - The Jarrie site is running at full capacity to produce hydrogen peroxide - France
A number of our plants around the world, in China, in the United States and in Europe, currently produce hundreds of tons of hydrogen peroxide, a key product for the manufacture of alcohol-based gel and disinfectants.
One such example is our Jarrie plant, near Grenoble, which despatches the hydrogen peroxide by “lifeline pandemic trains” to the various sites where it will be used.
(From French television)
- 04/10/20 – Donation of clear acrylic glass sheets to Matamoros hospital – Mexico
The Matamoros site, Mexico, has donated clear acrylic glass sheets to the city’s main hospital (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social - IMSS), to be made into shielding frames for patient intubation.
- 04/09/20 – Arkema stakeholders donate face masks - China
Arkema’s stakeholders in China (customers, officials, authorities, etc.) have donated several thousands of face masks for shipment to France.
>> Find out more [to Arkema China website]
- 04/09/20 - Sartomer supports the supply chain in the food and medical sectors - Europe and United States
Sartomer, an Arkema subsidiary, is rallying round to maintain the availability of its products (resins and varnishes) used in the packaging of food and medical products, to ensure their safety, quality and proper transportation.
>> Find out more [to Sartomer website]
- 04/08/20 – Bostik provides hand sanitizer for Australian community – Australia
Bostik started to produce hand sanitizer to hospitals and healthcare facilities across Australia. The sanitizer will also be available to the public via Australian major grocery and retail distribution partners nationally.
>> Find out more [to Bostik Australia]
- 04/07/20 – Putting up barriers to the virus and protecting people with clear acrylic sheeting - Europe
To protect both customers and cashiers in stores that remain open, Altuglas International has rallied round to meet the strong demand.
>> Find out more [to altuglas.com]
- 04/07/20 - Donation from the Marseille site - France
#COVID19 #solidarite Matinée au service de la population de @marseille1112— Julien Ravier (@JuRavier) April 7, 2020
➡️ Passage à @Arkema_fr qui fait don de 200 charlottes et 50 surblouses au personnel de santé
➡️ Livraison de masques en tissu à l’EHPAD des Camoins
➡️ Distribution de denrées alimentaires aux familles pic.twitter.com/7ooFXDtBUU
- April – Donation of miscellaneous protective equipment – France
Several sites in France (Villers Saint-Paul, Carling, Feuchy, Honfleur, Mont, Genay, Balan, Serquigny, and more) have spontaneously rallied to donate protective equipment to nearby healthcare facilities.
Depending on the sites, this equipment includes masks, gloves, disposable gowns, safety goggles, caps, socks and even alcohol-based gel.
- 03/27/20 - Meeting demand for molecular sieves for breathing apparatus - France
The Honfleur plant produces molecular sieves; these are vital components of breathing apparatus for which there is currently a surge in demand. Hence, the teams are making every effort to best meet these needs.
>> Find out more [to arkema.fr - in French]
- 03/26/20 – Donation of hydrogen peroxide to hospitals – Germany
Our Leuna site, Germany, has donated one tonne of pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide for the manufacture of sanitizing gel for neighbouring hospitals.
- 03/25/20 - The Arkema Group organizes and mobilizes - Worldwide
In response to the current situation, Arkema is organizing itself, in particular through strict observance of instructions given by government agencies, the protection of its employees, and the continuity of its activities and operations. The Group is employing every means to continue supplying its customers with its products, which are often key for many sectors, and therefore for the economy of the countries in which our plants operate.
- 03/20/20 - Production of alcohol-based solution - France
Arkema has decided to repurpose a production line at its Rhône Alpes Research Center (CRRA), near Lyon, in order to manufacture 20 tons of alcohol-based solution per week to be distributed free of charge and as a matter of urgency to hospitals in France.
Our Jarrie plant, near Grenoble, supplies the hydrogen peroxide that is essential to its manufacture.
- 01/31/20 - Donation of hydrogen peroxide - China
Arkema in China has donated 26 tonnes of hydrogen peroxide, used for its disinfectant properties, to the health system in the Hubei Province.
>> Find out more [to Arkema China website]