Arkema starts up its specialty UV/LED curing resins’ capacity expansion in China

01 November 2023

Arkema has begun production of Sartomer® specialty UV/LED curing resins at its expanded facility in Nansha, China, where the Group invested to double the capacity, as announced end-2021. This will support the development of more sustainable solutions for fast-growing applications in Asian markets, such as cutting-edge solutions in electronics, driven by 5G technology, and in renewable energies.

The Nansha capacity expansion leverages the most recent process and manufacturing standards. The whole plant has an energy efficiency programme, and aims at carbon neutral growth through green electricity purchasing and the installation of solar panels.

“Doubling the capacity of the Nansha plant will allow us to support the growth, innovation and regional supply of our customers in Asia. The accelerating need for lower carbon solutions is creating new opportunities for the UV/LED curing technology, which is expanding fast to a wider range of substrates and applications,” said Richard Jenkins, Senior Vice-President of Arkema’s Coating Solutions.


Focus on resins: a leading offering for more sustainable coatings

This key project is part of the Group’s strategy to expand its leading portfolio of high performance and sustainable materials, including UV/LED, powder, waterborne and high solid technologies.

< Previous article

Pearl Polyurethane Systems becomes sustainable logistics pioneer with first rail shipment from the UAE to Saudi Arabia

Next article >

Focus on inks: Evonik launches highly crosslinkable TEGO® Rad 2330 for radiation-curing coatings and inks