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Our Kynar® PVDF resin is a tough plastic coating used as wire insulation and on the exterior of many buildings. Kynar® PVDF resin is also used in high-performance piping systems including ultra-pure water systems used in manufacturing computer chips.

The Forane® refrigerants we produce are used as coolants in air conditioners and refrigeration equipment. They are also used in insulation for transportation, appliances, and construction.

We also manufacture hydrochloric acid, which is used for refining ore, pickling and cleaning metal products, electroplating, removing scale from boilers. It's also used as a catalyst and solvent in organic syntheses, in the manufacture of fertilizers and dyes, for hydrolyzing starch and proteins in the preparation of various food products, and in the photographic, textile, and rubber industries.

Key figures for 2020

Number of employees

258

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

$42 million

Investment in health, environment, and safety

  • Purchased additional safety and environmental equipment
  • Process upgrades
  • New technology
  • 32 member emergency response team
  • The site uses an automatic telephone system configured to notify neighbors of an emergency situation

Safety record

10.5 years without a lost-time injury

 

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. 

Last updated: July 2021