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The plant manufactures three products described below.

  • We use a process that reacts propylene (hydrocarbon gas) with air to produce acrylic acid. The plant runs year-round on a 24-hour schedule.
  • We use a process that combines acrylic acid with butanol (butyl alcohol) to produce butyl acrylate.
  • We use a process that combines acrylic acid with methanol (methyl alcohol) to produce methyl acrylate.

Visit the Acrylics website for more information.

Key figures for 2020

Number of employees

143

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

$41 million

Investment in health, environment, and safety

$4 million

Safety record

2.5 years without a lost-time injury

 

Our commitment to safety and the environment

  • ~$90 million new reactor installed and started up in 2019
  • ~$20 million capital investment yearly – including ~4 million in health, safety and environmental projects: automated process safety shut down systems; mechanical integrity, process safety improvements

Community involvement

  • Industrial Mutual Aid Program – We participate in the Channel Industries Mutual Aid (CIMA) in coordination with other local chemical companies. This enables area facilities to help one another to prepare for, and effectively respond to, natural disasters and accidents.
  • Bay Area Community Advisory Panel (CAP) – Local Bayport chemical companies work together in an open environment with local area residents, meeting each month to share information on our safety programs, learn about topics of mutual interest and answer questions, and address community concerns.
  • Science Teachers Program – Our site hosts a group of local teachers each summer to provide them with new knowledge and resources to help bring science to life for students in grades 3-6.
  • BakerRipley Adopt-a-Senior program
  • Trash Bash for local bayous and waterways
  • Hurricane Harvey outreach program
  • United Way®
  • Girls & Boys Harbor toy drive

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.

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Last updated: May 2021