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Products and markets

Our product brands include Rheotech acrylic thickeners for coatings, Coapur polyurethane thickeners for coatings, Coadis specialty dispersing agents, Ethacryl superplasticizers for concrete admixtures, and Rheocarb specialty rheology modifiers for paper coating.

Visit our Coatex website for more information.

Key figures for 2020

Number of employees


Local economic impact (includes payroll/utility/property taxes)

$7.2 million

Investment in health, environment, and safety


Safety record

4 years without a lost time injury

Our commitment to safety and the environment

Safety remains our utmost priority. The facility is committed to complying with all regulations and standards related to occupational safety, environmental protection, and pollution prevention.

  • In 2020, Coatex initiated projects to reduce water and energy consumption, to cut the amount of waste sent to landfills, and to keep our employees safe and healthy.
  • Hazardous waste operations emergency response (HAZWOPWER) trained employees
  • Confined space rescue trained employees
  • Personnel trained in First Aid, CPR & AED (Automated External Defibrillation)
  • Member of CHEMTREC (Chemical Transportation Emergency Center)
  • 100% of employees are trained and actively participate in the Behavior Based Safety Program.

Community involvement

Our site regularly engages in and provides donations for local community and educational programs:

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.

About Coatex

Coatex is a designer and global producer of rheological additives. These high-performance and environment-friendly additives are used in a wide variety of applications, such as Painting, Paper, Mineral Processing, Detergency, Concrete, Plaster, Ceramic, and Water Treatment. For more information, please visit Coatex is a subsidiary of Arkema, a French chemical company present in close to 50 countries.

Last Updated: July 2021