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Products and markets

  • CHEMPOL® Alkyd resins include conventional, high solids, and water reducible versions for use in interior and exterior paints, industrial coatings, and finishes.
  • CHEMPOL® Polyester resins are used in coil coatings, metal coatings, and industrial baking systems. They provide excellent flexibility, durability, adhesion, and appearance.
  • CHEMPOL® Oil-free polyester resins for use in can and coil coatings including new product development resins based on bio-sourced raw materials.
  • SYNAQUA™ Alkyd dispersions are water-borne products used in decorative coatings.

Visit our Coating Resins site for more information.

Key figures for 2020

Number of employees


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

$3 million

Investment in health, environment, and safety

$1.59 million in approved capital investments for health, safety, and environmental projects

Safety record

2 years without a lost time injury

Community involvement

  • Grand Rapids Fire Department – our site has a long-standing relationship with the Grand Rapids Fire Department and supports them by participating in emergency preparedness drills.
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) – we participate, along with other area industries, in working together with community members twice a year to discuss and address any questions and concerns.
  • Metro Lodge 97 - sponsorship for the Grand Rapids Police Department scholarship fund fundraiser events.
  • Kids’ Food Basket – sponsorship of “supper sacks” to local schoolchildren in Kent, Allegan, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties.
  • Believe to Become” – we provide sponsorship and mentoring of summer youth science program.
  • Oakdale Neighbors - we sponsor and mentor youth in math, business, English and science programs.
  • Mel Trotter - we participate in food and clothing drives for this local shelter and food bank.
  • Susan G. Komen - participate in the "Race for the Cure" against breast cancer event.
  • Habitat for Humanity - we help to build houses within the Grand Rapids community.
  • Member of the Michigan Manufacturer Association (MMA).
  • Member of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

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.

Responsible Care® is a registered trademark of the American Chemistry Council.
CHEMPOL® is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.

Last updated: July 2021