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Products and markets

Hydrogen peroxide is most commonly found in home medicine cabinets, where it is kept as an antiseptic solution, also used in toothpaste to help whiten teeth. In the pulp and paper industry, it is used as an effective bleaching agent, providing an alternative to traditional methods that use elemental chlorine and is also an outstanding bleaching agent for synthetic and natural fibers.


Key figures for 2020

Number of employees


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

$2.6 million

Investment in health, environment, and safety


  • VOC Analyzer upgrade

  • Energy Efficiency Improvements – 18.8% reduction

  • Maintenance Shop Weld Hood improvement

  • PET Ditch improvements

  • Continuous Stabilization Building HES upgrades (pit and floor)

Safety record

7.5 years without a lost-time injury


  • Responsible Care Efficiency Award
  • Responsible Care Product Award


Community involvement

  • Woodstock Community "People of Woodstock" – An organization that provides a means of open communication between residents and industrial neighbors. A site representative provides an update at each meeting that often includes safety and environment-related information.
  • Memphis-Shelby County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) – Member of the LEPC and participate in annual LEPC community drills to help ensure local emergency preparedness.
  • Member of the local chapter of the Air and Waste Management Administration (A&WMA).
  • St. Jude Research Hospital – Our plant and several employees donate and participate in the St. Jude Marathon, one of the foundation’s biggest fundraising events.
  • Engineering Internship Program with Christian Brothers University.

Arkema Common Ground® program

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.