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The Birdsboro plant also produces Copolymer Pebax® resins, which are used in such applications as cycling and sports shoes, watch bands, ski boots, other recreational and athletic products, and medical applications such as cardiac catheters.

The Birdsboro plant and its sister plants in Serquigny, France, and Zhangjiagang, China are the world's only producers of Nylon 11.

Key figures for 2021

Number of employees


Local economic impact (payroll/utility/property taxes paid annually)

$11 million

Investment in health, environment, and safety


Safety record 

2 years without an injury

Community involvement

The Arkema Group, through its Common Ground® program, is committed to building relationships between our Company and its communities. Community relations enable the Group to open up its sites to the outside world and establish genuine relations of trust with all its stakeholders. 

Rilsan, Rilsamid and Pebax are registered trademarks of Arkema.
Responsible Care is a registered trademark of American Chemistry Council; United Way is a registered trademark of United Way Council of America.
Last updated: June 2022