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Liquid organic peroxides and liquid organic chlorides are used in many industries in the Americas in the production of plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and low-density polyethylene, as well as in fiberglass resins and elastomers, and rubber compounds.

As part of a corporate merger in 2011, the Coatzacoalcos site known as Luperox® Iniciadores S.A. de C.V. is now named Arkema Mexico

Community involvement and sponsorships

  • AIEVAC Industrial Association of Veracruz State – We are a member of the AIEVAC.

  • ANIQ Member since 2012 – We obtained a Responsible Care® certification.

  • Civil Protection Program - Implemented in 2013.

  • Local schools – Since 2005, our plant has been supporting the Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary schools located in two nearby towns.

  • Also, the plant helps associations and foundations dedicated to children’s burn care and environmental recycling.

  • Interplant Local Help Committee (CLAM) member – As a member of CLAM we help provide mutual support and response for emergencies.

  • Part of ARHIAC - (Industrial human resource association)

  • Refurbishment of the 7 de Noviembre School in El Chapo – Arkema donated funds to rebuild the school’s foundation and roof. In addition, the company helped pay for new electrical wiring, drainage systems, sidewalks, and washrooms for the schoolchildren.


Key Figures

# of employees 49
Investment in the community
  • Site management meets regularly with local officials to ensure that the community is aware of plant activities.
  • Open Doors Program – Regularly gives plant tours to allow local students, neighbors, and the relatives of our employees a closer look at the facility and its commitment to safety and the environment. 
Investment in health, environment and safety
  • The site follows the Modern Safety Management protocol and provides employees with frequent and comprehensive training.
  • Improved mechanical integrity programs
  • Site inlet/outlet checks
  • Monitoring and control process alarm improvements
  • Since 1997, PROFEPA (the Mexican Federal Ministry for Environmental Protection) has issued its « Clean Industry Certificate » (Certificado de Industria Limpia) to the site for its efforts to maintain a clean facility that complies with applicable regulations.
  • Responsible Care® certification
  •  Improve the WWTP
Safety record 
  • More than 1.8 million hours with no lost time incidents
Awards/Certifications for safety, environmental, and quality

Luperox® is a registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.


Responsible Care® is a registered tradmark of the American Chemistry Council
Last updated: May 2015