Arkema Implements Decarbonization Technology for Acrylics Production

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Arkema will implement a new, patented purification technology at its production site in Carling, France, to improve the site’s operational efficiency and environmental footprint. The implementation is set to be finished by 2026. This investment will enable the site to reduce CO2 emissions by 20%, contributing to the group’s climate plan validated by SBTi on a 1.5°C trajectory by 2030.

The Carling facility is one of the major acrylic plants in Europe. It produces acrylic monomers used in performance coatings, adhesives, water treatment, and other performance materials, that are increasingly required in electronics, electric vehicle batteries, new energies, 3D printing, as well as for home energy efficiency and living comfort improvement.

Combined with the progressive introduction of bio-renewable feedstocks, this lower energy intensive technology will enable Arkema to further decarbonize its acrylic monomers, specialty resins, and additives to reinforce the group’s position as a key partner to supply lower carbon footprint solutions in these markets.

Source: Arkema