King of Prussia, PA R&D site overview
The King of Prussia research location is the primary R&D location for Arkema Inc. in the U.S. The campus is occupied by over 140 R&D employees, comprising the research teams from many business units within Arkema Inc. These teams are engaged in research activities that focus not only on the regional needs in the United States but are involved in research programs that have global significance as well.
Laboratory expertise at King of Prussia, PA
The research and product development activities in King of Prussia vary from the fundamental synthesis of chemicals and chemical intermediates to the development of new polymers and polymer blends to address the ever-changing needs of the high-tech and aerospace industries. The facility is also home to world-class, state-of-the-art analytical capabilities. In addition to the more common analytical techniques such as LC, GC, and SEM, King of Prussia also has an extensive polymer characterization laboratory, including techniques not available in other facilities. Additionally, the site includes a pilot facility for scale-up of Arkema processes and commercial-scale polymer processing equipment to simulate the customer’s use of our polymers.
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Safety culture at King of Prussia
Safety is extremely important to Arkema. The R&D facility is proud to have a rolling 12-month Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of zero. The R&D group has logged more than 1,000,000 man-hours without an Arkema recordable injury or OSHA lost-time injury. The last OSHA lost-time recordable for R&D was more than three years ago. Our safety culture is built on a strong foundation of hazard recognition and mitigation and is reinforced through ongoing training, observation, and adoption of best practices.