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The Torrance, California plant produces a range of latex emulsion products that are supplied to manufacturers of coatings, adhesives, and construction products.

Key figures for 2019

Number of employees


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

$6.2 million

Investment in health, environment, and safety

$600,000 in improvements in health, safety, and environmental, including:

  • Process safety, capacity, and engineering.
  • Mechanical integrity projects and programs designed to improve the infrastructure.
  • Personnel training and development.
  • Tanker loading improvements.
  • Any liquid (including rainwater) that is generated at our facility is collected, tested, and sent to the LA
  • Sanitation County Industrial Wastewater facility for treatment.
  • Tank vents from all reactor trains and monomer storage tanks are sent to a permitted incinerator/vent treatment system to minimize/eliminate vapor emissions. Mechanical piping joints are periodically fugitive emissions tested for integrity and AQMD compliance rules.
  • To reduce waste generation, off-grade latex is sold to other companies for use in industrial applications.
  • Arkema Coating Resins is continuously:
    • Improving its products, manufacturing practices, and services to minimize the impact on the environment
    • Assists customers in scientific analyses to better understand the potential environmental impact of our products and formulations made with our products
    • Provides information on the safe transport, storage, and use of our products
    • Meets or exceeds all required regulatory standards in our operations and products
    • Providing regulatory compliance information to our customers
    • Serves as an open and cooperative partner to the communities in which we operate

Safety record

15+ years without a lost-time injury

Awards/certifications for safety, environmental, and quality


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. 

Community involvement

  • Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) - Our site participates in local emergency planning meetings and complies with all notification and reporting obligations
  • City of Torrance Emergency Response System - The Torrance plant, along with other chemical companies, pay permit fees to ensure local emergency responders have the equipment needs to respond to emergencies
  • Torrance Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Supported fundraising efforts for The Children’s Clinic of Long Beach
  • Supported local Toys for Tots Program
  • The plant supports the local community through donations and participation in community programs such Arkema’s Science Teachers Program, and fundraisers for various causes like St. Jude’s Children's hospital.
  • Emergency Response Drill with participation from local authorities and emergency responders.

Last updated: July 2020
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